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Hong Kong Ocean Park

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The Hong Kong Ocean Park is a famous marine museum. Located between Aberdeen and Repulse Bay, the park sponsored by the Hong Kong Derby was prepared in 1969 and completed 1977. In July 1987, the park was changed from an affiliated organization of the Hong Kong Derby into the independent statutory organization for Hong Kong governor to appoint board members.

The park is divided into two parts: the lowland section and headland section, and a cable car system links the two parts. The lowland section is the on-water amusement park, which is the first on-water amusement center in Asia; and the upland section includes the aquarium, the hall of sea waves, the marine theater and the paradise of various birds, and is the main part of the park.

The aquarium is one of the largest ones in the world, with a water body of 22 meters wide, 38 meters long and 7 meters deep. It has four layers, and visitors can view the ocean creatures on the passages surrounding it.

The hall of sea waves is a huge water pool, and is 152 meters wide, 122 meters long and 2.7 meters deep. There are various kinds of man-made seacoasts suitable for living of different sea creatures.

The marine theater is located in the middle on top of the mountain and can holds an audience of 4,000 people. In the center of the theater there is a huge pool with sharks and sea lions and dolphins performing in it.

The paradise of various birds has a unique design and is a huge net made of stainless steel wires supported by five columns. It covers an area of 2,500 square meters in four sections, namely the birds living on the ground, birds living in forests, birds living in jungles and birds living in water.

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