Guangzhou Ocean World
Situated within Guangzhou Zoo, Guangzhou Ocean World covers an area of 13,000 square meters (about 139,931 square feet) and has more than 200 kinds of fish and many other rare ocean creatures. It is a high-tech exhibition hall serving sightseeing, entertainment, research and education purposes.
Guangzhou Ocean World is divided into different areas to exhibit the marine world from all aspects.
Before entering the exhibition hall, visitors are first greeted by the Ocean Square. It tells evolution stories of aquatic lives in the form of relief sculptures.
Then, visitors enter the exhibition hall through a tunnel with elevators, where they will see colorful fish swimming around in a coral thicket. The coral thickets are so close to visitors that it is as if one can touch them and even have eye contact with the inhabitants.
Going out of the tunnel, visitors will see a two-storey high glass column full of kelp. The giant kelp look so naturally formed and fish are freely swimming among it.
The next attraction in Guangzhou Ocean World is 'Deep-sea Scenery'. The water is 10 meters deep and the volume reaches 1,100 cubic meters (about 38,846 cubic feet). It is a microcosm of the real marine world. Varied and graceful corals display their beauty and elegance while different types of fish play with each other. There are also 8 other theme displays further telling you the stories happening in the subsurface marine world. Even the smaller exhibits house rare miniature creatures.
Freshwater World & Other Attractions
The 'Freshwater World' is 4 exhibits of fish from high mountains waters to low land pools. Besides these sites, a touching pond, rocky beaches, tropical rainforests, an ocean theater and education hall are also attractions of the Guangzhou Ocean World. Sharks, penguins, seals, turtles and sea lions live in specialized areas. Visitors may see scenes of sharks hunting, seals swimming, and southern China snowing, etc in these exhibition halls.
The Guangzhou Ocean World also offers interactive projects. Visitors can feed the ocean creatures themselves and have close communication with these interesting creatures. In addition, visitors can swim in the pond with trained sharks and turtles, equipped with diving outfit and accompanied by coaches holding certificates from World Confederation of Underwater Activities (CMAS). It is fun, exciting and safe as well.
Besides these exhibitions, Guangzhou Ocean World also offers some wonderful performances, such as dolphins flying, sea lions catching lassoes and playing goal throwing, sharks hunting and mermaids dancing. The performing times are arranged as follows:
|Ocean Theater||11:00, 14:00, 16:00||10:30, 12:30, 14:00, 16:00|
|Mermaid Show||10:00, 11:50, 13:00, 15:00||9:50, 11:30, 13:20, 15:00|
|Diving Performance||10:10, 12:00, 13:10, 15:10||10:00, 11:40, 13:30, 15:10|
|Dancing with Shark||10:40, 12:20, 13:40, 15:40||10:15, 12:00, 13:40, 15:40|
How to get to Guangzhou Ocean World
2. Take bus 6, 16, 65, 78, 85, 112, 192, 199, 201, 219, 236, 246, 290, 535, 547, 833, 862b, 862 or University Town Line 4, and get off at Dongwuyuan (Zoo) Station. Then enter from the North Gate.
3. Take bus 72, 74, 84a, 84, 127, 220, 482, 706, Peak Express Line 8 or Peak Express Line 79, and get off at Zoo Bus Terminal.
Guangzhou Bus / Metro Search
|Ticket Type||Adults||Children from 1.2 - 1.5m (3.9 - 4.9ft|
|Ocean World + Guangzhou Zoo||CNY 120||CNY 70|
|Ocean World + Guangzhou Zoo + Goldfish Garden + 3D Movie Hall||CNY 140||CNY 90|
|Opening Hours||North Gate: 8:00 - 16:00 |
South Gate: 8:00 - 15:30
After that, walk west for about 600 yards to get there.