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92.Tianjin will build the biggest polar aquarium inChina and visitors could have intimate contactwith polar marine life    2008-09-22 13:51

In the near future, peoples in Tianjin will maketheir dream come true by closely contactingwith sea lions and seals, instead of going toDalian Polar Sea World. The project of TianjinPolar Sea World started on May 23, 2008. Oneof the main projects, polar aquarium, will becomethe biggest one in China.

Tianjin Polar Sea World is located in XiangluoWan Business District, which consists ofemerging business, commerce, and tourismand leisure functions area in the Binhai NewArea. It will include five functional areas: polaraquarium, sunshine tour-city, hotel-style apartments,city tourism board and Carnival Avenue.

Polar aquarium is one of the major projects ofTianjin Polar Sea World as well as the biggestpolar aquarium in China once completed. Thedistinctive shape of aquarium is similar to awhale with a height of 32 meters and a constructionarea of 42 thousand square meters.This modeling was designed by AmericanRPVA company, which once participated in thedesign of Disneyland. It also brought in thedesigning idea of Japanese Dentsu advertisingcompany.

It is expected that in the spring of 2010, peoplecould enjoy close contact with polar marineanimals: they can see rare polar animals andmarine life in an artificial polar world, such asromantic white whale, aggressive polar bears,tame penguins, agile otters, and huge sea lions.

These five functional areas are complementaryto each other, which make effective integrationof tourism and science education to providetourism services such as experiencing, playing,leisure, entertainment, and dining, shopping,accommodation to visitors in one place.

The project will cost RMB 1.6 billion yuan, withthe planned construction area of 187 thousandsquare meters.

Tianjin Polar Sea World will bring visitors astrong flavor of polar sea culture by the distinctivefeatures of the Ocean, the polar uniquestyle, and the atmosphere of harmonious coexistencebetween man and the nature. At thattime, residents could play in the park for free,enjoying the beautiful view as well as learningmarine science knowledge.

Tianjin Polar Sea World is one of importantprojects of Xiangluo Wan Business District.It will become a tourism spot and landmarkbuilding of the Binhai New Area, Tianjin, andeven the whole North China region.    Editor: Zhao Jing
Preparatory & Coordination Committee of Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2008