November 1, 2013

Ocean Park - Hong Kong

Site Name: Ocean Park
Site Type:     Theme Park
Location:  Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Highlights: One of the most important theme parks in the entire world
Nearest Train Station: No train station nearby; 
Nearest Airport: Hong Kong
How to reach: Easily accessible by road; take bus route no. 629 from Admiralty MTR station or Central Star Ferry to reach directly to the park
Hotel: Plenty of options in all ranges around this area
Restaurants: A lot of options within the park - but no option for vegetarians
Opening Hours: 10 am - 7 pm
Ticket Fare: Adult - HKD 320; Child - HKD 80

Ocean Park in Hong Kong is considered as one of the best theme parks in the entire world. It might not be correct to call this amazing place merely as a theme park; it is much more than that. It is a marine mammal park, animal theme park and amusement park. Even after Hong Kong got Disney Land as an attraction, this original theme park of Hong Kong never lost its importance. This remains as one of the most visited theme parks across the globe.

The park is covering an area of about 226 acres and is separated into two areas - the Summit and the Waterfront by a large mountain. The tourists can reach from one place to another place either through 1.5 km cable car system or the Ocean Express funicular railway.

Let us try and explore the various sections and attractions of the park.

The Waterfront

Aqua City

The Waterfront plaza is a place where you can find hilarious clowns and lively carnival settings. Old Hong Kong brings back the memory those good old days of Hong Kong (1950s - 70s). Grand Aquarium is a huge aquarium with a lot of water species on display. 

Amazing Asian Animals

Visit this place for amazing Asian animals such as Pandas, rare birds, gold fish, etc.

Whiskers Harbour

This is a fun place with a lot of rides which include merry-go-round, frog hopper, bouncer house, etc.

The Summit

Marine World

Watch the amazing animal show at Ocean Theatre. Watch sea lions and seals closely like never before at Pacific Pier. Also, enjoy some of the adventurous and fund rides such as The Abyss, Flying Swing, Ocean Park Tower, The Dragon, etc.

Polar Adventure

Watch exotic living beings of polar regions such as walruses, penguins, etc and some thrill rides in Polar Adventure.

Adventure Land

This place is for those love adventure rides - Mine Train, Raging River, Space Wheel, etc.

Thrill Mountain

Some of the rides in this section are for those who love adventure. In fact, these rides make you feel more adventurous than that of Adventure Land. Some important rides in this area are Hair Raiser, Bungee Trampoline, etc.

Rain Forest Trail

A wonderful water ride - The Rapids, and an expedition are the attractions of this section.

If you want to thoroughly enjoy Ocean Park, you need minimum two days. Plan accordingly and enjoy.

Happy travelling.

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