Busan Aquarium Haeundae
One of the many strange species - Chris Backe
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Right along Haeundae Beach is Busan Aquarium, a multi-story aquarium definitely for the tourist crowd. It’s within walking distance of the beach and subway, and offers English at most every turn.

After paying admission and descending the escalator, your eyes gradually adjust to the dark that comprises the majority of the underground space. It certainly attunes your eyes to the clever and changing light displays, but some of them are overkill to say the least!

Included inside are: a two-story aquarium area (look down from the upper floor or up from the lower floor, but most of the fish often seem happy near the top); an underwater shark tunnel (it’s less ominous than it sounds!); and a short tunnel you can crawl through before standing up to be surrounded by seals up close and personal.

A food court also offers several fairly standard food options after your trip, and there is a colourful gift shop which the kids will love.