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Why Ocean Park is special ?
Opened in 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine-life theme park featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides and shows. In 2012, its impressive ability to offer guests a world-class experience that blends entertainment with education and conservation was confirmed when it became the first Asian winner of the biannual Applause Award, the most prestigious award in the amusement and theme park industry.
Ocean Park is a major attraction in Hong Kong, the luminous pearl of the Orient and world financial center in southeast China. The city's mild climate and coastal scenery, attracts throngs of visitors annually from all over world. Any visit to Hong Kong should include the world famous Ocean Park.
What to explore at Ocean Park?
The larger of two sections is on the headlands of Nam Lang Shan Mountain. The smaller section is in the Wong Chuk Hang Valley lowlands. With an area of 170 acres, it's one of the largest ocean parks in the world.
Aqua City is an all new marine themed area opened up to visitors in early 2011. The 3-storey Grand Aquarium in this area features various aquatic animals, especially over 5,000 precious fish of 400 species.
The Lagoon district has amazing fountain show, Symboi, every night. Hilarious clowns, daring acrobats and delightful jugglers welcome you to the Skyfair Celebrations with a happy carnival setting.
There is also a big and beautiful helium balloon which is 22 meters in diameter and lift off to 100 meters into the air. The young people would love to go to the Sea Life Carousel, having a ride on animal stars of the Grand Aquarium on the revolving platform.
Then you come upon the Amazing Asian Animals. Hong Kong Jockey Giant Panda Habitat, home to two lovely panda bears, Anan the male, and Jiajia the female. Both are very popular and appear contented in their lush green environs. You enjoy watching them eat and sleep. Beside the Giant Panda Habitat, there is the Ocean Express Waterfront Station, where you can take a fantastic train journey to the summit, the Rain Forest at first.
Around the Waterfront Plaza, there are also additional wildlife exhibits on the lowland section including the Amazing Bird Theater Emerald Trail, Goldfish Theater, as well as Sea Life Carouse which is just close to the cable station to the summit.
Continue forward to the waterfront, you are coming to the Whiskers Harbor area. The Whiskers Theater has Mini Bird Show, Sea Lion Fun Time and delightful interactive Whiskers & Friends Show. More suitable for young kids, there are Animal Story Corner, Interactive Shadow Play, Whiskers Harbor Playground, Bouncer House, Frog Hopper, Whiskers Harbor Skill Games, etc.
Taking the cable-car, visitors ascend to the Marine World, in the headland section. From the cable-car, you will have an unparalleled spectacular view of Hong Kong Island and the sublime South China Sea beyond. From here you can see the expanse of the marvelous maritime landscape comprised of Sea Jelly Spectacular, Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium, Ocean Theater, Ocean Park Tower and more others.
Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium tells a fascinating story of the Yangtze River. You will get to learn how the biodiversity of the Yangtze River. Chinese Sturgeon is an endangered Chinese fish species, regarded as the living fossil. You can also see endemic species of China Yangtze River, such as Chinese sucker fish, largemouth bronze gudgeon, Chinese spined bard.
How to get to Ocean Park?
It is very convenient to take public transportation to the park. In support of the environment, please consider using public transportation.
Take bus 629 at Admiralty MTR Station or Central Pier No.7 to Ocean Park directly.
Take bus 6A, 6X, 70, 75, 90, 97, 260, M590, 72, 72A, 92, 96, 592, 41A, 38, 42, 77, 99, 107, 170, 171, 671 or 973 and get off at Hong Kong Country Club or Aberdeen Tunnel Toll Plaza. Then walk a few minutes to the Park.
For coaches, the rate is HK$50 per hour or part of this fee thereof for up to 2 hours. A HK$140 flat rate is available for parking over 2 hours. 30 minutes complimentary pick up or drop off time is allowed for each coach.
- “Great theme park”
- “Awesome Day for Kids' at Heart”
- “Fun in the sun!”
- “Good family experience”
- “Absolutely worth to visit!”
Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
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First time here in 10 years. This place changed a lot with mainlanders EVERYWHERE! I wouldn't mind them if they didn't cut lines, push and shove, scream, and tell their kids to pee out in the open.
Best things:South PoleNorth Pole.Ragging river.Panda.Old Hongkong.Cable car.EconomicalCons:Too crowded on weekdays also.Food
A nice place to spend a day. Nice rides, some pretty wild ones. Same park also has animals (seals, penguins, pandas, jelly fish...). Beautiful area, take the gondolas over the mountains both ways to enjoy the spectacular views. Prices are reasonable
At first thought Ocean Park is just like huge aquarium and that's it...Didn't know that it will be a huge theme park, and great rides for all the adults and kids..you have to ride the train inside yes they have it and they also have a cable car inside just to get to the other side of the park...In case you're going during the summer season, make sure to bring an umbrella.. because it will be really really hot... not much shed and airconditioned place you can hang around