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.
This Sea World is China's leading marine-based theme park. It has grown steadily and now features nine aquariums and museums, two gardens and an island. The park's six aquariums exhibit fish, polar bears, polar foxes, sharks, whales and crustaceans. The Science and Technology Museum, the Dream Ocean World and the Museum of Model Airplanes attract many visitors as well. Other visit-worthy attractions include the Ocean Garden, Turtle Island and the Poseidon Garden.
It 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.
The Shark Aquarium 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.
The Shell Museum is divided into five educational displays, which exhibit more than 600 kinds of shellfish, coral, and fossils (including dinosaur eggs).
The highlight of the Ocean 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.
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.
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|Admission Fee:|| |
CNY 150 for adults and children over 4.9 feet (1.5 meters);
|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