To say that Laohutan Ocean Park is an all in one entertainment destination would not be an exaggeration. This humungous amusement cum oceanarium cum Bird Park is located in a vast 291 acres along a 4000 meter section of Dalian’s beautiful undulating coastline.
The entrance to the facility is dominated by the 4 acre Tiger Sculpture Square from which the park has got its name. Large tiger sculptures of six tigers in all sorts of un-tiger like poses by one of China’s famous modern sculptors dominate the square. These sculptures are said to denote the power and strength of the beasts.
Polar Region Marine Animal World is the only zoo cum aquarium dedicated to polar animals in China. It showcases rare polar animals that include Beluga Whales, sea otters, sea lions, large sea elephants and polar bears in environments resembling their natural habitats. Other exhibits that enchant visitors here include dolphins, penguins, reindeer and a variety of ducks, pelicans and coastal birds among others. The temperatures in the facility change to simulate arctic summers and freezing arctic winters complete with northern lights. A 2,000 seat arena hosts daily dolphin acrobatics, shows featuring sea lions and visitors get to kiss the Beluga Whale. A petting area allows visitors to touch polar bear and reindeer.
The parks other fabulous attraction is the Coralarium one of the largest exhibits of coral and sea creatures in their natural habitat. Here visitors are introduced to more than 5000 varieties of marine life forms of 200 species. Colourful soft and hard corals in all shapes and sizes from around the world are showcased here among which schools of colourful reef fish swim around lazily. The Coralarium also hosts water ballets, mermaid shows and underwater weddings.
The other mind boggling attraction is the World of Birds, the largest walk in aviary in China that serves as home to 2,000 free flying birds from 80 species. The beautifully landscaped facility features a forest with a range of trees, waterfalls and streams.
China’s longest aerial ropeway, a 4D cinema, a pirate ship in a sandy cove, a Jurassic themed adventure area, water rides, bungee jumping and other recreational facilities are among the range of fun activities available here.
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Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.
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