Located along Huiquan Bay and near Luxun Park, Qingdao Underwater World offers a captivating family adventure that lets you explore a fascinating marine world. The first public aquarium in China, this popular attraction opened in 1932 and features a moving platform that transports those who visit through a tunnel which offers panoramic views. The site’s Specimen Hall of Marine Life is home to over 20,000 inhabitants and provides countless hours of fun and exploration. The Freshwater Fish Centre features a recreation of an ecological system similar to that of a tropical rainforest home to Yangtze alligators, Chinese sturgeons, giant salamanders and more. Sharks, octopuses, jellyfish, sea urchins and turtles are among the hundreds of other species one will find at Underwater World. Those planning to explore the city and looking for a centrally located hotel in Qingdao can stay at Copthorne Hotel Qingdao. This luxurious Qingdao hotel is within easy reach of many famous local attractions and makes an ideal base from which to set off on sightseeing tours.