By Gaya Travel on August 18, 2014

 

Kuala Lumpur, 5 August 2014 – TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe. In total, 275 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

“For those wanting to see the world’s most wondrous creatures, TripAdvisor has named the Travellers’ Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as chosen by the community of millions,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travellers can enjoy a fun and educational experience at any of these popular award-winning attractions around the globe.”

Travellers’ Choice awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

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Aquaria KLCC Honoured Amongst Top Aquariums

Malaysia’s very own Aquaria KLCC claims the fourth spot, beating notable aquariums across the region to rank amongst the top five aquariums in Asia. Raved a TripAdvisor traveller, “Amazingly arranged, clear description of each species and a huge tunnel where fishes including live sharks are moving around you. It’s simply brilliant. Must see place in KL.”

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“We are delighted to be honoured amongst Asia’s top five aquariums in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. This accolade is a recognition of Aquaria KLCC’s achievement as a state-of-the-art oceanarium that aims to bring travellers on an awe-inspiring journey of discovery,” said Dato’ Simon Foong, Managing Director and CEO of Aquawalk Sdn. Bhd.

 

Japan Home to the Most Award-winning Zoos and Aquariums

The Land of the Rising Sun shines with the most number of winning zoos and aquariums in the region – ten of its zoos and seventeen of its aquariums are featured in the top 25 Asia lists. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka was rated the top aquarium in Asia while Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido came in 7th in Asia.

 

Aquariums – Asia Aquariums – World
  1. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka, Japan

    Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

    Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

  2. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Motobu-cho, Japan

    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

  3. Siam Ocean World, Bangkok, Thailand

    Siam Ocean World

    Siam Ocean World

  4. Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Aquaria KLCC

    Aquaria KLCC

  5. National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung, Taiwan

    National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium

    National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium

  6. Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, Nagoya, Japan

    Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

    Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

  7. S.E.A. Aquarium, Singapore

    S.E.A. Aquarium

    S.E.A. Aquarium

  8. Okichan Dolphin Theatre, Motobu-cho, Japan

    Okichan Dolphin Theatre

    Okichan Dolphin Theatre

  9. Aqua World Ibaraki Oarai Aquarium, Oarai-machi, Japan

    Aqua World Ibaraki Oarai Aquarium

    Aqua World Ibaraki Oarai Aquarium

  10. Coex Aquarium, Seoul, South Korea

    Coex Aquarium

    Coex Aquarium

  1. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

    Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

    Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

  2. Oceanario de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

    Oceanario-de-Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

    Oceanario-de-Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

  3. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

    Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

    Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

  4. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN

    Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN

  5. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  6. Aquaworld Aquarium, Hersonissos, Greece

    Aquaworld Aquarium, Hersonissos, Greece

    Aquaworld Aquarium, Hersonissos, Greece

  7. Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, Texas

    Dallas-World-Aquarium, Dallas, Texas

    Dallas-World-Aquarium, Dallas, Texas

  8. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Vancouver-Aquarium_Vancouver, British Columbia

    Vancouver-Aquarium_Vancouver, British Columbia

  9. Mundomar, Benidorm, Spain

    Mundomar, Benidorm, Spain

    Mundomar, Benidorm, Spain

  10. Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa

    Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa

    Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Zoos – Asia Zoos – World
  1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore

    Singapore Zoo - White rhino feeding

    Singapore Zoo – White rhino feeding

  2. Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Pattaya, Thailand

    Khao Kheow Open Zoo

    Khao Kheow Open Zoo

  3. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Mysore, India

    Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore Zoo

    Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore Zoo

  4. Chimelong  Xiangjiang Safari Park, Guangzhou, China

    Chimelong Xiangjiang Safari Park

    Chimelong Xiangjiang Safari Park

  5. Batu Secret Zoo, Batu, Indonesia

    Batu Secret Zoo

    Batu Secret Zoo

  6. Taipei Zoo, Taipei, Taiwan

    Taipei Zoo

    Taipei Zoo

  7. Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa, Japan

    Asahiyama Zoo

    Asahiyama Zoo

  8. Ueno Zoo, Taito, Japan

    Ueno Zoo

    Ueno Zoo

  9. Adventure World, Shirahama-cho, Japan

    Adventure World

    Adventure World

  10. Dalian Forest Zoo, Dalian, China

    Dalian Forest Zoo

    Dalian Forest Zoo

  1. Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

    Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

    Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

  2. San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California

    San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California

    San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California

  3. Loro Parque, Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

    Loro Parque,Puerto de la Cruz,Spain

    Loro Parque,Puerto de la Cruz,Spain

  4. St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri

    St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri

    St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri

  5. Singapore Zoo, Singapore

    Singapore Zoo - White rhino feeding

    Singapore Zoo – White rhino feeding

  6. Chester Zoo, Chester, United Kingdom

    Chester Zoo, Chester, United Kingdom

    Chester Zoo, Chester, United Kingdom

  7. Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), Prague, Czech Republic

    Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), Prague, Czech Republic

    Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), Prague, Czech Republic

  8. Tiergarten Schoenbrunn – Zoo Vienna, Vienna, Austria

    Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo Vienna,Vienna, Austria

    Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo Vienna,Vienna, Austria

  9. Bioparc Valencia, Valencia, Spain

    Bioparc Valencia, Valencia, Spain

    Bioparc Valencia, Valencia, Spain

  10. Gramado Zoo, Gramado, Brazil

    Gramado Zoo, Gramado Brazil

    Gramado Zoo, Gramado Brazil

 

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as well as reviews and candid traveller photos, go to:

http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/TravellersChoice-Attractions-cZoos

http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/TravellersChoice-Attractions-cAquariums

To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain and more, as honoured in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to: www.tripadvisor.com.my/TravellersChoice-Hotels.

 

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