Tiger Beach (Laohutan) Ocean Park
Situated in the central part of the southern seashore of Dalian City, the Tiger Beach Ocean Park (Laohutan Ocean Park) is the biggest modern lido in China with a total area of 1,180,000 square meters (about 291 acres) and a coastline of more than 4,000 meters (about 13,123 feet). In the Park, many attractive natural sceneries and magnificent man-made sights can be seen, especially the Tigers Sculpture Square and Tiger Beach Polar Region Marine Animals World. As a modern ocean park, Tiger Beach Ocean Park is one specializing in tourism, recreation, shopping and so on and is regarded as the Dalian people's favorite park.
Tigers Sculpture Square
Covering an area of 15,700 square meters (about 4 acres), the square in Tiger Beach Ocean Park was designed in an irregular shape, not a traditional circular shape. Tigers sculpture, designed by the famous Chinese painter and sculptor - Mr. Han Meilin, is the symbol of Tiger Beach Ocean Park. The sculpted tigers are 35.5-meter-long (about 116 feet), 6.5-meter-high (about 21 feet) and 6.5-meter-wide and took Mr. Han two years and nine months to finish this great work. Heading eastward, the six tigers are all different in shapes and sizes. They roar into the wind expressing their power as the King of Beasts. The Tigers Sculpture Square is the most beautiful and florid among many squares in Dalian.
Polar Region Marine Animals World
Polar Region Marine Animals World in Tiger Beach Ocean Park is now the only one that has the marine animals at best and one that most roundly exhibits the polar animals. On one hand, here you can not only see rare polar animals like beluga whales, sea otters, sea elephant and duckers that come to China for the first time but also other animals like cute dolphins, lovely penguins, polar bears and so on. In the 2,000 seat performance hall of the Aquarium, these animal stars give brilliant performance every day such as the gentle beluga kissing people and the dolphins' exuberant acrobatic display to music. All of these transport you into the magical kingdom that is ocean world and taste the animals getting on harmony with human beings. On the other hand, you can experience the freezing cold and the polar lights in polar environment, where you can touch polar bears and reindeer personally. At the same time you can also learn the knowledge about the polar ocean world.
Excepting the above two, you can view the biggest aquarium in Asia-oral Aquarium mainly exhibiting the coral reef community, the biggest half-natural man-made birdcage in China-Sing Birds Woods with more than 2,000 birds, the longest aerial rope across the ocean in China, four-dimensional cinema and so on.
How to get to Tiger Beach Ocean Park
1. Take Round Tourist Bus to Laohutan Haiyang Gongyuan (Tiger Beach Ocean Park).
2. Take Bus 2, 4, 47, 403, or 404 to Jiefang Lu and then walk north for 10 minutes to the park.
|Entrance Fee||Apr. 10 - Oct.: CNY 198; Nov. - Apr. 9: CNY 180 |
Free for children under 1.3m (4.3 feet).
|Cable Car||CNY 60 (one -way); CNY 80 (round-trip)|
|Sightseeing Boat||CNY 100 (ordinary trip); CNY 120 (luxury-trip)|
|Speed Boat||CNY 120|
|Battery Car||CNY 15|
|Opening Hours||8:00 - 17:00|
|Recommended Time for a Visit||3-4h|
The taxi may cost CNY20-30.
And, walk southwest for 2 minutes to Zhongshan Square to take the bus.