Ocean Park is a huge park, full of fun and entertainment. Covering a total area of over 200 acres, with more than 40 major attractions, it is both the largest leisure paradise in Southeast Asia and one of the largest marine parks in the world. The Ocean Park was constructed on both sides of the mountain, lying between Aberdeen and Repulse Bay. The lowland and headland sections are connected by a cable car system. A cable car runs through the park connecting with the Middle Kingdom, a slightly naff collection of Chinese model villages, pagodas etc. From the cable car, you can appreciate spectacular views of Hong Kong and the South China Sea. On a huge scale, there are roller coasters, slides, swings and other fairground rides in the park. All these can amuse you. Additionally, there is a huge 4 level aquarium, including penguins, seals, sharks and dolphins. Thus it can be a good opportunity for you to watch the many types of fish from the top level through to the 'sea bed'.
Marine Land - Mysterious Underwater World
On your entrance into this gorgeous world, you'll be amazed by the exciting mysterious underwater world. The most popular attraction of Marine Land is Atoll Reef. It will provide you an opportunity to view over 2,000 fish, which are classified into 250 species of fish. Among these fish, you will be surprised to see an 80 year old, 6 foot long Giant Grouper. Atoll Reef is also proud of its number of Napoleon fish, which is the largest number to be found in any aquarium in the world. Take your children to the In Ocean Theatre is a good way for them to overcome their fear from the sight of all those sharks. There is adorable marine mammal showing off their spectacular tricks. If you're brave enough, you can take a walk through Asia's first underwater viewing tunnel at the Shark Aquarium. Of course, you can't miss Ocean Park Tower, the spectacular 72 meter tall tower, from which you can enjoy the most magnificent view of the South China Sea.
Headland Rides - Games for Brave Man
Wanting to try something more adventurous? You can have a try of the various thrilling rides in headland, which can certainly satisfy your need for excitement. The longest roller coaster in Hong Kong will run at a super hurricane, flipping through the famous loops, twisting and turning. It can be said that it gives you the ride of a lifetime. The other thrilling things to try are the Eagle Ride, Crazy Galleon and the Flying Swing. It feels like you're swung in chairs as high as 7 meters through a gyrating wave-like motion. At last, you will scream over all these exciting rides. Of course, there are also entertainment facilities for nonthrill-seekers. Relaxing on the Ferris wheel, enjoying the sedateness is a great fun for you and your family.
Lowland Gardens - Marvelous World around Us
The most important area of this area for you to go is the Hong Kong Jockey Club Giant Panda Habitat. With an area of 2000 square meters (20 acres), it was opened on May 18, 1999. You will be provided a rare opportunity to visit a pair of giant pandas: An An and Jia Jia, which were a gift bestowed by the Central Government to the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.
Opening hours: 10am-6pm from Monday to Sunday, though it often open later on weekends.
How to get there:
1. Take the subway and get off at Admiralty station, then take special bus 629 to get to Ocean Park.
2. Take a special bus from the Star Ferry Dock in Central, with buses leaving every 10-30 minutes.
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