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Address: 266, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48100, South Korea
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Busan Aquarium is top of the list of Busan attractions and one of the...

Busan Aquarium is top of the list of Busan attractions and one of the leadingvisitor attractions in Korea.A unique edutainment (education + entertainment)-based aquarium on Haeundae Beach in Busan with a lot of state-of-the-art facilities.

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Great Aquarium!

The Aquarium is great, has a decent size, various species and the price is OK. My advise is to go around 14:30-15:00 PM as there are plenty of events going on. You will see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

beautiful aquarium. Have a souvenior shop at the basement. Food court at the basement sell food at a reasonable price and it taste nice,

Thank Dianakpg
Busan, South Korea
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

Underground and sweaty, super crowded and hot. Great if you're 5 years old, horrible for foreigners and tourists. The reason for the bad rating was because we had a 20% off coupon only for foreigners. When we arrived and showed them the coupon on my girlfriend's cell phone, they said we needed to have it printed out to have the... More 

1 Thank Joel B
고경태, 매니저 at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, This is KT Ko from SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. First of all let me apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your visit. At that time when you visited our aquarium only printed coupon was used since our mobile web page was not opened yet. We took immediate action regarding the problem to prevent any further inconvenience when using... More 

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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

The Aquarium is great, has a decent size, various species and the price is OK. My advise is to go around 14:30-15:00 PM as there are plenty of events going on. You will see staff feeding penguins, and if timing is great, there's the famous SHARK FEEDING SHOW that I think happens at 16:00 in the main aquarium. You can... More 

2 Thank Sczcepanik
Singapore, null, Singapore
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57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

A bit on the pricey side especially for a family of 4 with no discounts. Thought the 3D ride sounded interesting so we booked it together with our tickets as it was cheaper than buying it later after looking around the aquarium. COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME!! Please DO NOT buy the 3D ride. It was the lousiest ride I've ever... More 

1 Thank SY_541
Jangpyeong-Dong, Korea
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

In order to visit the aquarium or really any attraction in Korea you need to be very patient with the locals as they queue jump, push past you with out any sign of curtiousy. If you can accept getting pushed out of the road without an excuse me or apology then you are half way there. The Aquarium itself follows... More 

1 Thank SJPTain
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

As we enter the aquarium, we saw many species but it was all too soon but over. It was a really quick to see everything despite being Korea's largest aquarium. Don't think it's value for money.

1 Thank Andrew T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

A few unique attractions like the viewing bubbles for kids and the shark tunnel make this a fun attraction to go to. Being in places like this with kids crawling everywhere and crazy things to look at will bring a smile to your face and be a worthwhile excursion. It also helps that it is strategically located on the beach... More 

1 Thank Jeff3141519
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

The aquarium actually is not Korean , it is part of Australian company namely Sea Life which got many aquariums in the world such as London one so if u already visit one of them u will notice design and even many fishes are similar to the other branches. Ticket with discount coupon which i took from my guest house... More 

Thank Benny G
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

The aquarium is well developed and very interesting. Slightly overcrowded and overpriced. Have been 2 times and recommend the low season, or winter as there is less crowd.

Thank Jamin C
Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Well worth the visit!! It was a wonderful experience, and the displays are gorgeous. The staff are very helpful. It was certainly an eye opener. Easy enough to get there, we bought a day pass with the metro, around 4500 kwr per person. The fee per person was around 24000 I think but it's worth every penny

2 Thank Audrey Y

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