Tiger Beach or Laohutan Ocean Park in Dalian is a humungous theme park occupying a coastal area of 1.88 million sq meters including 4,000 meters of undulating coastline that offers a series of attractions and leisure activities. Stay at Somerset Harbour Court Dalian to enjoy superb Dalian accommodation to suit varied traveler requirements and a location that is among the best in the city.
Anyone visiting Dalian invariably ends up at the Laohutan Ocean Park the city’s top attraction. The never ending wonders here start with Tiger Sculpture Square at the entrance to the park. Spread out in 4 acres it features six huge tigers in various poses. The Polar Marine Animal Aquarium cum zoo the largest such facility in the world, has a mind boggling collection of animals that includes a white Beluga Whale, sea otters, sea lions, indolent sea elephants, polar bears, penguins, bottlenose, spotted and white sided dolphins, reindeer, ducks, pelicans and coastal birds among others. The animal enclosures mimic their natural habitats down to the temperatures that are set to simulate the various arctic seasons including freezing arctic winters. Even that Arctic phenomenon the northern lights have not been forgotten. A 2,000 seat arena has daily shows featuring dolphins, sea lions and the Beluga Whale which visitors get to kiss. Visitors also get to pet cute polar bear cubs and reindeer in a petting area.
The Coralarium that has more than 5000 varieties of marine life forms of 200 species including soft and hard corals in all shapes and sizes from oceans around the world is another stunning attraction. Water ballets and mermaid shows are held here and it is a popular destination for underwater weddings.
The World of Birds, the largest walk in aviary in China is home to 2,000 free flying birds from 80 species that are found amidst a forest with waterfalls and streams.
The park also features some adrenaline pumping facilities such as China’s longest aerial ropeway, a 4D cinema, a pirate ship in a sandy cove, a Jurassic themed adventure park with water rides, bungee jumping among other entertainments.
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