Hanwha Hotels & Resorts has pursued to built the nation’s biggest aquarium belt to become a global aquarium company. Based
on the management, technology, and solid business achievement of the 27-year-old of 63 Seaworld, it has built eco-friendly aquarium Aqua Planet
Yeosu and Asia’s biggest aquarium, Aqua Planet Jeju, in 2012. It now plans to open Aqua Planet Ilsan at Ilsan KINTEX in 2013.
The aquariums offer world-class large facilities, rare species, and a marine biological lab improve the level of Korea’s aquariums in many aspects,
such as the social role of preserving species, bio-breeding technology,and display techniques.
In 2012, Hanwha Aqua Planet Yeosu opened with Yeosu World Expo and has preserved the diversity
of maritime culture, bringing hopes and dreams to visitors. It is the second biggest aquarium in Korea on a 16,400m² (about 4,961 pyeong) area and
6,030-ton water tank which is 6 times bigger than 63 Seaworld’s (about 1,000 ton). Visitors can interact with 34,000 creatures from about 280 species,
particularly the Beluga, the main creature of Aqua Planet Yeosu, internationally rare species, and Baikal seals. There are also many performances
featuring marine mammals such as harbor seals and sea lions.
Asia’s biggest marine theme park with creatures from the Five Oceans.
As Asia’s biggest aquarium, Hanwha Aqua Planet Jeju consists of three themed buildings: Aquarium (aquarium), Ocean Arena (theater),
and Marine Science (science museum). The ultra-large aquarium with over 10,800 tons of water tank storage is home to some surprising creatures:
large sharks like Nurse Shark and ZebraShark, rays like Eagle Ray and Honey Comb, and rare creatures like Big Dolphin and Elephant Seal. It is also
home to the nation’s first marine bio medical center for treating and studying species.
When you touch your mobile device, the fish trapped in the ice will be released.
This is what happens in Pangyo Digital Aquarium iQuarium, which combines games with the aquarium experience. iQuarium is a high-tech aquarium
that you observe with your mobile device. State-of-the-art IT technology, such as high-spec 3D technology, touchscreen, and GPS are also applied.
Visitors can virtually experience a unique exploration of the ocean and interact with marine life.