7 Fascinating Aquariums In South Korea To Explore

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South Korea has many things it’s known for, including its beauty industry, its work ethic, and its boozy nightlife. While clean family fun may be overlooked, there are actually plenty of great options out there. Here we present you with a wonderful list of Korea’s tremendous aquariums!

Many of the aquariums in South Korea are located outside of Seoul, making them a great addition to a weekend getaway or a bigger Korea tour. Rest assured, if you’re not that much into traveling you can also find some aquariums in South Korea within Seoul. Learn about exotic sea creatures while you experience all of the delicious food and fun culture that more remote areas of Korea have to offer. Click on the name for details.

List of Aquariums in Korea

Aqua Planet 63 | Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Aqua Planet 63 might not be the biggest aquarium South Korea has to offer, but thanks to it’s convenient Yeoido location, it is convenient for busy Seoulites to enjoy with the family. Its small but impressive collection of species will leave a lasting impression on you.

Lotte World Aquarium | Songpa-gu, Seoul

The newly opened Lotte World Aquarium is an up and coming aquarium in Seoul. With its convenient location and its large selection of animals, it is a great place to visit for the weekend and enjoy the penguins, seals and other amazing creatures.

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“Beluga in Lotte World Aquarium” by Handan99 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Coex Aquarium | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Coex Aquarium is the most famous aquarium in S.Korea. The aquarium has many fun themed exhibitions and tanks to explore. The exhibits range from Amazonia World to Marine Mammal Village. Definitly a place you have to check out!

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“And so starts the journey into the deep sea.” by Craig Nagy is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Aqua Planet Ilsan – Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do

Aqua Planet Ilsan is just outside of Seoul and it is huge. They have aquariums that display many marine animals. At the same time, they have jungle animals from different parts of the world that you can get to know about.

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Aqua Planet Yeosu | Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Aqua Planet Yeosu offers a large and diverse range of animals to meet. From Beluga Whales to raccoons and sea lions, you can meet all of these beautiful creatures in Yeosu. It might be a bit far but well worth the drive. 

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Aqua Planet Jeju | Seogwipo, Jeju-do

Even though Aqua Planet Jeju is on Jeju Island, so quite far away and on the pricier side, the sheer size and beauty of the aquarium make up for the distance and cost. It offers a lot of diverse creatures to befriend and has lots of programs to enjoy. 

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“The entrance of the Hanwha Aquaplanet Jeju aquarium on Jeju Island, South Korea” by Camodr25 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Sea Life Aquarium | Haeundae, Busan

Sea Life Aquarium is located on the beach at Busan’s Haeundae Beach, and its two below-ground levels allow visitors to explore the aquatic life being housed at Sea Life Aquarium.

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Come along and enjoy the wonders of the underwater world in these aquariums around Korea! Be mesmerized by the many different aquatic wonders from all around the oceanic realm. Experience first hand how big and peaceful the underwater beings really are.

Do you know more Aquariums in South Korea? Leave a comment below! You can also check out our article on Theme parks in Korea, Water parks in Korea and Zoos in Korea for more summer activities to indulge in.