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Coex Aquarium

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Samseongdong / COEX
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Address: 524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu | B1 Coex Mall, Seoul 06164, South Korea
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Phone Number:
+82 2-6002-6200
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This large aquarium houses more than 600 different species of aquatic life...

This large aquarium houses more than 600 different species of aquatic life and more than 40,000 fish. There are also exhibits on the Amazon, the seven seas, and even a marine touch zone.

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USD 70.00*
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Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise
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USD 105.00*
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Seoul 4-Hour Afternoon Tour Including the Han River Cruise COEX Aquarium and...
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Full-Day Gangnam City Highlights Tour with Lunch

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Nice and Cool!

This is one of a good places to visit during in Seoul, especially for the aquamarine lovers. This is definitely a cool place with the very nice decorations but a bit expensive... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Yhanie S
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a nice sized aquarium where you could get close to the fish and exhibits. It would be a great place to go with kids.

Thank Melanie N
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised that Coex Aquarium can rival the SEA Aquarium in Singapore. Considering that Coex Aquarium was inside a mall, we did not expect much. We were pleasantly surprised to see that it was very modern and had as much attractions as SEA Aquarium in Singapore. They even had penguins and huge sharks which my kids really enjoyed... More 

Thank Aprille R
St. Petersburg, Russia
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308 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frankly speaking the value for money is not so good in Coex Aquarium. There are not so many animals here, this attraction is more for chldren than for adults even though there were some interesting spots. However I will not recommend a visit to this aquarium and if I could come back to the past I would save 25000 Wons/ticket... More 

Thank DmitryStPetersburg
Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to several aquariums but this is by far the best. Great tour inside plus a show as well!! Nice experience for people of ALL ages!

Thank Ronald C
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the good places to visit with families. You will find various specious of sea fishes and ocean hunters like sharks.

Thank rahmangolam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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322 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love visiting the aquarium at every single city we travel if it has one. Seoul was not an exception and we chose COEX as we were told a lot about it. The entrance was easily found. Staff was friendly. The aquarium seemed to be large and well organized with some areas where guest could play with the fish and... More 

Thank Kiet Q
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of a good places to visit during in Seoul, especially for the aquamarine lovers. This is definitely a cool place with the very nice decorations but a bit expensive. But overall, it's such a lovely place to visit either with family, partner or friends.

Thank Yhanie S
Muntinlupa, Philippines
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117 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This place located within the Coex Center is one of the must-sees in Seoul. They have a vast variety of species exhibited. They provide interactive activities for children. It is amazing how clean and maintained the aquariums are.

Thank wandermomcc
harrisburg, pa
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111 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This aquarium caters to families with small children. If this isn't you, go elsewhere. If it is you, you and your children will have a very nice time.

Thank jerry k
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Coex Aquarium is a combination of Marine Fish & Brackish Water fishes in the Amazon jungle. It highlights fishes in their natural habitats able to live together with other kinds. For the marine fishes, there's a section where children are allowed to handle live corals, starfishes, hernit crabs & even a baby octopus. There is also a tank full of... More 

Thank jelioke

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Samseongdong / COEX
A large business hub, Samseongdong is anchored by Korea’s World Trade Center, where many important business exhibitions and meetings are held. The enormous COEX mall sprawls underground, providing a myriad of things to do and see, including a large aquarium and movie theater. For a bit of peace and zen, head over to the ornate Bongeunsa Temple which is one of Korea’s most important places of worship. Or take a stroll nearby through the tranquil royal burial grounds of Seonjeongneung, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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