Beijing Pacific Underwater World
Located under the China Central Radio and Television Tower in Haidian District, Beijing Pacific Underwater World, also known as Taipingyang Andover Underwater World, is a wonderful exhibition hall sponsored by Singapore and China, covering a total area of over 2 acres (8,000 square meters). The design of this aquarium is based on the Caribbean pirate ship which gives visitors a real sense of being underneath the water. Altogether, the aquarium's water content is approximately 5,200 cubic yards (4,000 cubic meters), containing hundreds of sea creatures from fierce sharks to beautiful reef fish. The aquarium uses a fresh water salinization system and a marine life self-maintenance system to ensure that the sea creatures are living under proper conditions.
Beijing Pacific Underwater World consists of many different zones for visitors to have different experiences. You can know more about the endangered Humboldt Penguins, and watch the jellyfish drifting around. Enjoying the lovely view of divers swimming with the marine creatures along the undersea tunnel will give you a totally different experience. If you are lucky enough, you may encounter some beautiful mermaids dancing around.
Dancing with the Sharks
You can see the beautiful mermaids dancing gracefully to the lovely music. The mermaids are all played by the synchronized diving players. Their charming postures are stunning and quite unforgettable.
How to get to Beijing Pacific Underwater World
Take bus 323, 374, Special Line 8 (Inner), Yuntong 102 or Yuntong 103 and get off at Yuyuantan Ximen (west gate of Yuyuantan Park) Station.
Take bus 40, 77, 437, 624, 631 Express, 698, 977, Fast Transit Line 148, Special Line 8 or Yuntong 201 and get off at Hangtianqiao Nan Station.
Take Subway Line 1 or Line 10 and get off at Gongzhufen Station. Then transfer to bus 40, 77, 374, 437, 698, Yuntong 102 or Yuntong 103.
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|Entrance Ticket||CNY 120 for adults; CNY 70 for children between 3.9 and 4.6 feet (1.2 and 1.4m) |
*Free for children under 3.9 feet (1.2m).
|5D Movie||CNY 50|
|Marine Animal Performance||CNY 20|
|April to October||8:30 – 17:30|
|November to March||9:00 – 17:00|
|Mermaid Dancing||11:30, 14:00, 16:30, 17:30|
|Marine Animal Performance||10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00|
|Diving Equipment Exhibition||09:00, 12:30, 15:00|
|Dancing with Sharks||11:30, 15:30|