Monday, May 25, 2009

The Beijing Aquarium

The Beijing Aquarium is the world’s biggest inland aquarium and is situated in the Beijing Zoo, on the northern bank of the Chang River in Beijing, China. The aquarium spans an area of 120, 000 square meters and consists of a building area of 42, 000 square meters. The aquarium combines entertainment, scientific education and marine animal watching into an integrated package with fun filled adventure. The architecture of the Beijing Aquarium is simply splendid; the massive conch shell shaped dome of the aquarium resides upon a variety of trees and amidst the aromatic flowers of the Beijing Zoo. The sight resembles a conch shell lying on the beach. With the zoo represented by the beach and the aquarium depicted by the conch shell. There are seven exhibition halls at the Beijing Aquarium and they are namely, the Marine Mammal Pavilion, the Whales and Globefish Gulf, the Rare Chinese Sturgeon Hall, the Shark Wharf (this was opened in October 2006), the Wonders of Coral Reefs, the Tidal Encounter and the Rainforest Adventure. The aquarium holds species of sharks, whales, turtles, dolphins, shrimps, eels, manta rays and many other marine animals. Visitors to the aquarium are also treated to a performance of seals and dolphins that carry out their act twice each day at the Beijing Aquarium. These performances can be witnessed at 2 pm and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 11 am and 3 pm on weekdays. Beijing strives to offer its tourists and visitors a realm of entertainment, adventure and infotainment opportunities. Experience the wonders of the Beijing Aquarium and other tourist attractions by staying at a Beijing serviced apartment . Providing a convenient location, affordable accommodation and exceptional service is Ascott Beijing , one of the best serviced apartment hotels to be found in the city.

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Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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