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Harbin Polar
Aquarium
Arctic adventures in the city of ice
Harbin Polar Aquarium, located in the architecturally-noted In the Xing’an Mountain Range, a giant thunder storm awakes
Northeastern Chinese city of the same name, is one of the guests, who can then take things at a more leisurely pace on the Sun
largest attractions of its kind anywhere in the world, offering Island cruiser as they head towards the show huts in “Lapland” where
a magical trip to the crystal ice snow of the polar regions all Eskimos interact with explorers.
year long Described as a “polar
carnival,” Harbin Polar
H
arbin is so cold it is already known as the “ice city,” and Aquarium has been received
home to a famous ice sculpture contest each winter. Opened enthusiastically by its half a
in 2005 by the Dalian Sun Asia group, the city’s Polar million annual guests. Here’s
Aquarium comprises more than 10 themed areas, displaying a total what one visitor had to say
of more than 10,000 polar and marine animals from over 600 when completing an exit
species. survey: “The tour is fantastic,
In Arctic Village, for example, families can observe China’s biggest everyone will have a lot of fun,
polar bear, named Kaka, at close range, or watch the big beluga whether young or old. The
whale at all angles through a huge viewing window. They can also mystery of the Polar Regions
take pictures with the energetic Arctic wolves. and the ocean is what attracted
At Penguin Island, tourists will encounter the first group of Antarctic us, and we’ve learnt a lot about
penguins born in mainland China, or see the sealions, walrus and marine culture and polar
seals inside Sealion Kingdom. civilisation.”
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