Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai (must see)
The aquarium was opened for public viewing in 2002. It occupies an area of 20,500 sq meters and has more than 450 species from all five continents and four oceans. The species are grouped in thematic zones.
Notable species include a 17-inch long Oranda Goldfish named after Bruce Lee, aquatic animals and fish from the Yangtze River like the giant salamander and Chinese sturgeon, unique species from the Amazon and the rivers of Africa, South East Asian species, deep-sea fishes, sharks, jellyfish, sea dragons and electric eels.
Visitors walk through a hundred-meter tunnel surrounded by glass walls to view the vast array of exhibits in the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. It receives over one million visitors every year from China and all over the world.
Weekends and holidays will be a bit crazy, so it is recommended that you visit during the working week.
Daily: 9am-6pm (ticket sales and admission close at 5:30pm)
Note that hours are extended to 9pm during the following peak seasons: Chinese New Year Holiday, Chinese National Day Holiday, Summer Holidays (July & August)
This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Shanghai, China within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium on Map
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