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Seoul: The Greatest Urban Aquarium COEX

1. Seoul: The Greatest Urban Aquarium COEX

At the heart of Seoul, explore the mysterious and exotic marine world filled with various marine lives and sea creatures! The COEX Aquarium is comprised of 183 display tanks and 90 breeding tanks with 3,500 tons of water volume, making it a large-scaled aquarium. It houses 40,000 sea creatures, which come from 650 different species divided into 16 themed zones. Stroll around the aquarium to watch and learn about not only local but international marine species and their living environment. You can also enjoy a Mermaid Performance, Feeding Program, Ecosystem Explanation Program, and many other exciting shows to entertain your eyes! Discover 14 themed exhibitions and learn more about marine life from across the globe. Watch stingrays and sharks glide overhead at the incredible underwater tunnel. Hop onto a moving walkway and be transported through the deep sea zone for a complete immersive experience. Finish your aquatic adventure at Penguin's Playground. There, witness the feeding program and watch hungry penguins launch after their food. 

Seoul: Gangnam Tour with Cruise, Bongeunsa Temple & Aquarium

2. Seoul: Gangnam Tour with Cruise, Bongeunsa Temple & Aquarium

After a convenient hotel pickup, get ready for a leisurely cruise on the Han River, an ideal way to experience the city waterfront. Listen to the live music and commentary as you spot local landmarks and glide under some of Seoul’s 27 bridges. Look out as you pass some of the city's major sights, including Lotte Tower, which is the tallest building in Seoul and is located in Gangnam, as well as N Seoul Tower and business district skyscrapers. Returning to the shore, drive off to the famous Gangnam District, known as the Beverly Hills of Seoul. Discover COEX shopping mall, which is filled with unique shops, hangout spots for young people, and a huge aquarium with exotic marine life. Designed around the theme "water journey," COEX Aquarium features 14 discovery zones spanning from the Andes through the Amazon River to the depths of the ocean.  Follow your guide around one of South Korea's largest aquariums, which showcases more than 40,000 creatures and 600 underwater species including seals, sharks, penguins, stingrays, and sea anemones. Alternatively, if you're more interested in learning about the youth culture of Korea, utilize some of this time to take a look around COEX shopping complex and see where the locals hangout. The next stop is Bongeunsa, a Korean temple housing more than 3,000 Buddhist scriptures. Escape the city bustle as you explore this quiet area which includes shrines, pagodas, and temple halls. Admire painted symbols representing Buddhist principles and soak up the views of Gangnam before heading to the Ginseng Center. En route, pass by Olympic Park, erected to commemorate the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and ask your guide for insights into Korea's modern history. At the Ginseng Center, sample some traditional teas and snacks.

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What people are saying about Coex Aquarium

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Very convenient location. Not a lot of people. Relaxing atmosphere. The rich and very brightly presented marine world. You can pick up starfish. Fish do massage. Great place for both single and family with children.

Its true there is a booklet that explains everything. There is no need to go to the meeting place though, just go to the aquarium’s information desk so they can print your ticket.

You can redeemed your ticket at the ticket counter straight away. It was fun to learn about local (south korean) marine life and sea creatures which different from my country.