Underwater World

Appearace of Underwate World
Appearance of Underwater World
The distinctive Qingdao Underwater World offers a breath-taking view of a marine world. Lying to the northeast of famous Luxun Park and to the west of Number One Bathing Beach, it is situated on Huiquan Bay in Qingdao, Shandong Province. By means of modern techniques and advantageous geological location, it combines the advantage of the Qingdao Aquarium, Specimen Hall and Freshwater Fish Center, becoming a hot spot for marine ecotourism.

Aquarium of Qingdao Underwater World

Qingdao Underwater World consists of several interesting landscapes, including the inter-tidal zones, underwater tunnel, performance hall and exhibition areas. The inter-tidal zones are teeming with many special species, forming a particular ecosystem. Various algae, echinoderms, marine mollusks, arthropods and small amounts of fish are living here. Common marine life like starfish, sea urchins, sea turtles, octopus, crabs and small sharks can be seen; some bright-colored or odd-shaped varieties will bring you a unique and spectacular view! The underwater tunnel breeds thousands of kinds of halo bios worldwide, among them are some rare species. Sauntering in the tunnel, you can see the sharks cruising leisurely in the water, shoals of fishes pulling on the reefs, and still some species staying quietly in the seabed.

Wonderful items, like the dances between human and sharks, sea-maiden exhibitions and underwater ballets are performed in the performance hall. If a new couple is willing to experience an underwater wedding here, they will undoubtedly have an unforgettable memory of this solemn and happy moment. In the large cylindrical exhibition chamber, the colorful corals, various beautiful seaflowers and gorgeous tropical pet fish will fully occupy your eyes. In addition, there are exhibition areas for sea horses, nautilus, lobsters, jellyfish and other marine life.
Lobster in Underwater World Qingdao Unerwater World

Specimen Hall

Qingdao Aquarium was the first aquarium of China. The magnificent main building followed the Chinese traditional fortress, and was reputed as one of the ten most imposing buildings of Qingdao City. Sea beasts like harbor seals, South American sea lions, Humboldt penguins are also kept in the spot and they will always present lively and artful performances to the visitors. Specimen Hall of Marine Life has the most abundant specimens worldwide, displaying over 20,000 specimens of more than 1,950 rare marine lives of China and the world. As the only specimen hall featuring the marine life in China, it also keeps many specimens of endangered species.

Freshwater Fish Center

The Freshwater Fish Center is a simulation of a tropical rainforest ecological environment. It exhibits many rare and endangered species and some tropical fish, including South American arapaima, precious angelfish, Chinese sturgeons, Yangtze alligators and giant salamanders. In addition, there is a special exhibition area for the jellyfish. Thousands of various gorgeous jellyfish swim in the water, resembling blooming flowers in the garden and bring you to an unforgettable dream visit.

Performance schedules of Qingdao Underwater World

Mermaid Performance 09:30, 14:00 and 16:30 on weekdays.
Dancing with the Sharks 11:00, 12:00 and 15:30
Underwater Garden 10:15 and 14:45

How to get to Qingdao Underwater World

1. Take Metro Line 3 to Huiquan Guangchang and leave from Exit C, then walk west for 10 minutes to get there.
2. Take Sightseeing Bus Line 11 to Haidi Shijie (Underwater World).
3. Take Bus 6, 26, 26 Express, 202, 214, 223, 228, 231, 304, 312, 316, 321, 411, 501 or 504 to Luxun Gongyuan (Lu Xun Park) and you will see it.
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Entrance Fee Apr. - Oct.: CNY 130
Nov. - Mar.: CNY 110
Night Ticket (Jul. 6 - Aug. 26, 2018): CNY 100
Children between 1.2 and 1.5m (3.9 - 4.9 feet) can enjoy a half-price ticket;
Free for children under 1.2m. 
Ticket Hours Day Time: 8:00 - 17:30
Night Time: 16:30 - 19:30

- Last updated on Jul. 18, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Underwater World
Asked by Sara from BANGLADESH | Jul. 16, 2021 23:14Reply
Can little babies go there? Babies like 6 months??
Answers (1)
Answered by Ross | Jul. 18, 2021 20:59

Yes, babies are allowed to enter.
Asked by Bubu from INDIA | Oct. 24, 2017 12:30Reply
Is the aquarium in Qingdao always lively?
Is the skywalk and other parts of the aquarium filled with the respective fish during winters.(oct end to early march period)
Answers (1)
Answered by David from RUSSIA | Oct. 24, 2017 21:47

As I know, the temp and environment in the aquarium is stable for the whole year, so the fish will be lively in winter. You can still enjoy the great view.
Asked by Laylay from UK | Jan. 25, 2017 19:54Reply
Will the Qingdao Waterworld be open for Chinese New Year/Spring festival?
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Answered by Caden from USA | Jan. 25, 2017 21:06

Yes, this place will still open to the public during the Chinese New Year. Have fun!
Asked by Nour from SYRIA | Dec. 05, 2014 05:10Reply
If u may write the address of Underwater World in chinese and pinyin
so i can tell the taxi where to go i Qingdao..this is my first time and I really wanna go there.. thanx
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Answered by Chen from CHINA | Dec. 05, 2014 20:36

In Chinese: "青岛海底世界"
Asked by alex from RUSSIA | Sep. 27, 2013 23:28Reply
what is the admission fees to Qingdao Underwater World? is there any discount for students?
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Answered by Anna from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 28, 2013 01:25

For the high season from April 1st to end of Oct. it costs CNY130 for a daypass (including all visiting areas) and CNY40 only for aquarium. For the lack season for the rest months of the year, the day pass costs CNY110 and aquarium CNY20.

There are preferential policy of the entrance fee for Chinese students, 50% discount. Just take along your student ID card there. Maybe you can also get discount.

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