A new aquatic theme park in China's new £484m tourist attraction sets 5 world records and boasting a tank which holds 22.7 million liters of water. This awesome attraction is designed by PGAV Destinations, who made Hong Kong’s Grand Aquarium and the Terracotta Warriors Museum in Xi’an, Ocean Kingdom promises to be the first Asian theme park merging animal exhibits, themed entertainment shows and thrill rides.
This is being recognized as the largest aquarium on earth, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom has also established a world’s record of having the biggest underwater viewing dome, aquarium tank, aquarium window and acrylic panel. The mass tourist attraction which is opened for public now actually a part of Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel, the largest ocean ecological-themed hotel in China. The lovely 1000-metre Grand Canal unites the hotel to the Ocean Kingdom, and visitors can take water taxis which run in between. It took three years to build, is on Hengqin Island, near Macao, and features 7 beautiful theme areas, each representing a part of the ocean, as well as rides, hotels, a 5D cinema and a circus.
This is the world largest covering 132 hectares, and houses 10 whale sharks, as well as tropical spotted dolphins and Chinese white dolphins. It’s a mega project and more than £1.98bn has been invested into the park and hotel, owned by the Chime-Long Group, which runs China's biggest theme park, Chime-Long Paradise, in Guangzhou. The result is an unbelievable attraction experience and Guinness World Records is delighted to recognize the five specific world-beating achievements that make it so special. And breaking any world record is always so special, but to become the world’s largest aquarium needs phenomenal creative vision and massive engineering efforts; said by Rowan Simons, President of Guinness World Records Greater China.
It is situated in the Ocean Wonders area of the park; and the Whale Shark Exhibit tank earned four of the new records including the world’s largest acrylic panel which is measures more than 129ftx27ft, and largest aquarium window. Another prominent feature is the world’s largest underwater tank viewing dome, in fact has an external diameter of 39ft, where tourists can stroll watching the sea life swimming above them. The tank itself has a volume of 22.7 million liters of salt water, making it the world’s largest aquarium tank. In January a soft opening was arranged in which park saw more than 500,000 visitors during the Chinese New Year. Indeed this is a great engineering effort which makes it so special and set new standards for developed countries.