A trip to Hong Kong would not be complete without visiting the magical maritime world of Ocean Park. Reputed to being home to one of the world’s largest oceanariums, the Ocean Park offers endless fun filled activities and exhibitions ideal for the whole family. Apart from the oceanarium, this theme park houses several maritime animals, exhilarating amusement park rides and a marine theatre. Covering an area of approximately 170 acres, the park stretches from the highlands of Mount Nanland to the lowlands of the Huang Zhu Keng Valley. Both of these two ends are connected by cable car.
Visitors can begin exploring Ocean Park by beholding the sight of pandas in their natural habitat. Behind this enclosure lie the dinosaur exhibits which display life like structures of these extinct animals. In this section, guests will be able to see specimens such as the Chinese Giant Salamander and the Chinese Alligator. Other specialised sections include the Butterfly House and the Goldfish Pagoda. Breathtaking coral reef and tropical underwater life can be seen in all its majesty at the Atoll Reef which refers to a gigantic fish bowl structure that houses both common and exotic species of maritime animals.
One of the most popular highlights among visitors to Ocean Park is the dolphin breeding centre that contains a few dolphins. More dangerous underwater creatures such as sharks can be seen in the Shark Aquarium which takes tourists down an underwater viewing tunnel. The shows hosted at the park's ocean theatre is a real treat as it features dolphins and sea lions engaging in an exciting show of their skills. No trip to the Ocean Park would be complete without relaxing and enjoying the facilities offered by the onsite Water Paradise aquatic centre and venturing on hair raising rides such as the Rollercoaster and the Turbo Drop.
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