The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in Asia. It is composed of 9 exhibition zones of all over the world, including the China Zone, the Antarctic Zone and the Australia Zone. The China Zone is home to several endangered Chinese aquatic species, including rare and precious species from the Yangtze River. The biggest attraction of the aquarium is the underwater tunnel. At 155 meter (509 ft) it is the longest underwater tunnel in the world.
Designed by Advanced Aquarium Technologies, the aquarium includes a 120-meter (390 ft) tunnel that takes visitors through a coastal reef, open ocean, a kelp cave, shark cove, and a coral reef, and is one of the longest such tunnels in the world.
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium Guides And Tips
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is designed to provide the insight in almost all sea species that can be found in Asia. It is divided into eight major exhibition area: Biological, Sub-Asia, South America (Amazon), Australia, Africa, Cold Water, Polar sea and Ocean Depths area. The exhibits include more than 300 varieties, 15,000 water creatures and article of rare fish and endangered species of rare animals, including the most special ones like is the frog Du Jian, jellyfish, bluegill, Ye Hailong, the emperor penguins and albino Agkistrodon perch.
The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium has a setup of 4 underwater tunnels which allow 180 or 270 degree view of the marine wildlife. The total length of these tunnels is 168 metres and they are rated the longest submarine tunnels in the world. The setup of the observation windows allows you to experience the underwater surrounding without getting wet.
Location: 158 Yingchuan North Road, Pudong District
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 21:00
Admission Fee: RMB 110 per adult person and RMB 70 per child between 80 and 140 centimetres in height. People with disabilities and elderly citizens are allowed in at much lower prices than the regular ones as well.
How to get there: Take subway line 2 or take bus 81, 82, 85, 583, 774, 795, 798, 799, 870, 961, 971, 985, 992, 993 or 996 and get off at Lujiazui Subway Station or Lujiazui Ring Road