Ocean Park New Attraction Aqua City

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  1. Ocean Park has added one of the best aquariums in the world called Aqua City. It is a conservation story told on the world’s first 360° water screen, Hong Kong’s first and only fine dining destination in an aquarium setting and new themed retail space. You can experience under one roof the aquatic life of diverse ecosystems, ranging from the coral reef environment in the Reef Tunnel to the deep sea terrain in the Panoramic Ocean Gallery. The best highlight of the aquarium is the 13-metre panoramic acrylic viewing panel, one of the largest in the world.
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    The first 1,000 guests to visit Aqua City can be part of a giant group photograph that will be featured in a congratulatory notice to be published in the local press. Moreover, the first 100,000 guests to visit Aqua City will also receive a limited collector’s edition commemorative Aqua City button.
    Welcome to Aqua City, 9th largest aquarium in the world that will redefine your underwater experience!
    With an awe-inspiring architectural design reminiscent of a giant marine creature, the new Grand Aquarium brings to Ocean Park and Hong Kong a new iconic landmark that will soon be associated with marine conservation throughout the world. Clad with 244 trapezoid panes of glass and draped with golden fins across its surface, the egg-shaped Grand Aquarium lights up the Park at night with a cobalt-blue glow, exuding the grace and brilliance befitting the Park’s new crown jewel.
    Insider the Grand Aquarium, guests will encounter “from the sea floor to the sea shore” some 5,000 marine animals of over 400 species, including many that are new to the Park, such as
    • the scalloped hammerhead shark,
    • the manta ray,
    • the Pacific bluefin tunas,
    • the Japanese skipjack tuna and many more.
    Mr. Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong said, " I believe it will be loved by children and adults alike and I hope that Hong Kong's attractiveness as a tourist destination will continue to be enhanced."
    Two other highlights in the Grand Aquarium that are sure to capture your attention are the Bubble Tunnel, which features the world’s largest aquarium viewing dome (at a diameter of 5.5 metres), where you can catch the mesmerizing motions of the fish as they swim across your head; and the Swirl Tank, which strikingly shows the swirling movement of a school of fish swimming in a tight formation. The galleries of the entire aquarium are decorated with realistic rock formations and dynamic interpretive panels to offer a truly immersible environment for guests to connect with the underwater world.
    No need to say that children will be particularly thrilled with the touch pool where they can experience hands-on encounters with sea cucumbers and sea stars. They will be even happier to find out that Ocean Park Facebook fanspage has a cool youtube video that allows you to play different keys on the video just like you play the piano that correlates to the different fishes.
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