Xiaomeisha Sea World

Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World is a family-friendly entertainment complex that has attracted millions of visitors since it opened in 1998. It is located in Xiaomeisha Beach (in the Golden Coastline east of Shenzhen) which is often referred to as the Hawaii of the Orient. This attraction covers an area of 200,000 square meters (about 49 acres) situated 28 kilometers (about 17 miles) outside the city.

Xiaomeisha Sea World is China's leading marine-based theme park. It exhibits fish, polar bears, polar foxes, sharks, whales and crustaceans. The performances by the ocean animals also attract many visitors every year.

Fish Aquarium

Xiaomeisha Sea World is home to many unique aquatic species. The Fish Aquarium is the home to over 500 kinds of rare fishes with a population of more than 6,000. As visitors walk through the aquarium's tunnel, they are surrounded by fish - competing for food, swimming and exploring their surroundings. The Multicolored Fish Tank and the Fish Tank of Treasures both also feature exotic species.

Shark Aquarium

The Shark Aquarium in Xiaomeisha Sea World has more than 30 sharks, including bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas), lemon sharks (Feral Negaprion Brevirostris), black tip reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, zebra sharks and nurse sharks. Here visitors are invited to view the daily performance 'Dancing with Sharks'. The Whale Shark Aquarium is home to a giant whale shark, which is 8.34 meters (about 4.2 yards) long and 3 tones (about 6,614 pounds) in weight, and too many specimens of rare fish.

Shell Museum

The Shell Museum is divided into five educational displays, which exhibit more than 600 kinds of shellfish, coral, and fossils (including dinosaur eggs).

Rail-based Exhibition Hall

The highlight of the Xiaomeisha Sea World is an indoor rail-based exhibition hall, which is the biggest in China. The tunnel through the exhibit takes visitors on a trip through time, where they witness scenes of Robinson Crusoe's expedition, Aesop's Fables, the Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish, etc. This 15-minute trip gives travelers a chance to experience the history and the future of the ocean.

Other Exhibition Halls

Many other exhibits offer exciting opportunities for learning and discovery. We recommend visiting the Polar Bears' Home, the Home of Arctic Foxes, the Science and Technology Museum and the Museum of Model Airplanes.


Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World's many wonderful performances add to the excitement of one's stay. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Ocean Theatre where four dolphins, eight sea lions and six seals show off their great talent. Besides, it offers a total of 16 special performances, such as the Enthusiastic Underwater Ballet, the Magical Mermaids, the Wedding under the Ocean, the Undersea Figure Dance and Deep Sea Diving.

How to get to Xiaomeisha Sea World

Take bus 103, 380A, 380B, 387, M438, PJ9, PJ22, or Xiaomeisha Holiday Line to Xiaomeisha, Yantian District.
Shenzhen Bus / Metro Search

Entrance Fee

CNY 160;
CNY 90 for children between 1.2 to 1.5 meters (3.9 and 4.9 feet);
Free for children under 1.2m.

Opening Hours May 1st to October 7th: 09:30 - 18:00 on weekdays, and 09:00 - 18:00 on holidays;
October 8th to next April 30th: 10:00 - 17:30 on weekdays, and 09:30 - 17:30 on holidays
- Last updated on Nov. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Xiaomeisha Sea World
Asked by LM from BULGARIA | Jul. 16, 2019 08:49Reply
Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World Ocean Theatre questions
Hello, what time does the performance start? Is it included in the ticket or we need to purchase tickets separately? Can I pay by Visa card?
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Answered by Mitch from USA | Jul. 16, 2019 19:06

There are four different theaters with different show time and each one displays three times in a day. The earliest show starts at 10:05 and the latest one is 18:00. They are included in the ticket. You can't not pay by visa card. It accept mobile payment or cash.
Asked by Cecilia from SINGAPORE | Jun. 24, 2018 11:25Reply
We have only 2 days in shenzhen, which tourist spots will you recommend?
We want to include Window to the World and which shopping area is good for reasonable purchase other than Luohu railway station mall.
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Answered by Kaitlyn from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 25, 2018 03:29

Oh, Cecilia, you can arrage the tour in the following way.
Day 1: Window of the World - Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages
Day 2: Happy Valley - Overseas Chinese Town East
In addition, besides Luohu Railway Station, Huaqiang North and Baima Clothes Wholesale Market are also good places to find cheap foods and products.

Hope helpful!
Asked by Cecilia Poon from SINGAPORE | Jun. 24, 2018 11:21Reply
How can we go Xiaomeisha Sea World from luohu railway station hotel?
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Answered by Maya from CANADA | Jun. 25, 2018 03:24

You can take bus no.387 from Luohu Railway Station to Xiaomeishan General Bus Stop. Then walk northeast around 350 meters to find the scenic area.
Asked by Ellen from USA | Jan. 28, 2018 05:51Reply
How to go to Xiaomeisha Sea World from the Shenzhen Metropark hotel?
Also, if using public transportation how long is the journey and how much? How long and how much if I use a taxi?
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Answered by William from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 28, 2018 19:29

You can take Bus 103 to Xiaomeisha Gongjiao Zongzhan directly, and it takes about 1.5h and CNY2.
The taxi may take 50mins and CNY70-80.
Asked by Gagan from INDIA | Oct. 07, 2016 03:11Reply
Is there subway transportation from Qinghu metro station, Shenzhen?
I am living at Gyatt hotel, Guanlan(nearby Foxconn south gate guanlan). how i can go to Xiaomeisha Sea world?
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Answered by Joe from USA | Oct. 07, 2016 19:53

I am sorry that there is no direct subway service from Qinghu Metro Station. From the hotel, you can take bus line m337 to Fushi Shile Station. Next, change to bus line m267 to Hengtong Gongyeyuan Station. Then, change to bus line 380b to it. Good luck!
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