Korea's largest aquarium, and one of its most talked-about tourist attractions, the Busan Aquarium is a sure-fire winner, guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages. A major operation, the Aquarium is spread over three levels, with its main tank containing an astounding three million litres of water. The Busan Aquarium is is home to roughly 35,000 marine animals from more than 250 species, and features special exhibitions to showcase rare and exotic creatures such as jackass penguins, clawed otters, electric eels, sharks, piranhas, giant turtles and an assortment of colourful sea jellies. Visitors largely view the sealife from the confines of an impressive 260-foot (80m) underground tunnel, through enormous acrylic windows that allow for photography. Of particular interest to younger visitors is the Aquarium's 3D simulator (located on the first floor), a cutting-edge piece of technology that gives you a taste of what it must be like to explore the ocean floor on foot. One of the best things to see in Busan, and a must for family vacationers, the Busan Aquarium is a delightful way to spend a few hours marvelling at the ocean's riches, before heading upstairs and out onto Haeundae Beach to catch some sun.
Address: Haeundae Station, Busan
Opening times: Open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 7pm, and from Friday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm. During peak season (July 17 to August 22), the Aquarium is open daily from 9am to 9pm.
Admission: W18,000 (Adults), W16,000 (Students), W13,000 (Children)