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Hong Kong's Ocean Park

An April 2007 trip to Hong Kong by writeonthespot

Ocean Park Photo, Hong Kong, China More Photos
Quote: Ocean Park is one of the oldest theme parks in Asia. Hong Kong had a good job maintaining it.

Hong Kong's Ocean Park

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Overview

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Arriving at Hong Kong, our first stop was the Ocean Park. We went with a tour group going to Ocean Park even when our package was Free and Easy because there was a bus that would take the group from the hotel to the recreational park. Reviewing the guide books, there was no MTR station near Ocean Park and I wasn’t confident enough that we could get a ride there without any hitch. Ocean Park, which sits on an 87-hectare mountain, has been around for 29 years. It boasts of one of Southeast Asia’s largest oceanariums and the first sea jelly aquarium and atoll reef in the region. It is divided into lowland and headland. The main entrance is found in the lowland while those who go directly to the headland ...Read More

Ocean Park

Attraction | "Ocean Park Cable Car"

Ocean Park Photo, Hong Kong, China
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Ocean Park’s cable car ride is one of the exciting cable car rides I’ve ever taken. The round-shaped cable car gives riders a breathtaking view of the southern part of the Hong Kong island and nearby Lamma island. For one and a half kilometers, one can transfer from the lowland to the headland, and vice versa, in just eight minutes. But because of the long queue in the car ride, the Ocean Park management provided a free bus ride from the Tai Shue Wan entrance to the main entrance. It took us about 10 to 15 minutes going through the winding roads of southern Hong Kong island. From inside the cable car, we watched the long line of colorful cable cars hanging on four cables. From below, there were mainte...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 3, 2007

Ocean Park
Ocean Park Road Aberdeen
Hong Kong 4000039
+852 2552 0291

Ocean Park

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Attraction | "Escalator at Ocean Park"

Ocean Park Photo, Hong Kong, China
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The Ocean Park Escalator was probably the longest escalator ride I’ve ever taken. We were supposed to take the cable car back to the lowland to get there in time for our tour group agreed time of meeting. But with the long queue, an announcement was made that visitors should instead take the bus ride from Tai Shue Wan entrance to the main entrance. But to get to the entrance, we had to go down via an escalator. Coming from the lowland via the cable car, I didn’t have any idea how long it was. The escalator has a vertical rise of 115 meters from the ground but its total length is 225 meters because it has four sections. From the top, it will take you to Pacific Pier then another escalator ride to th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 3, 2007

Ocean Park
Ocean Park Road Aberdeen
Hong Kong 4000039
+852 2552 0291

Ocean Park

Attraction | "Sky Fair"

Ocean Park Photo, Hong Kong, China
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From afar, the colorful Ocean Park balloon could be spotted soaring higher to the sky. The SkyFair Balloon lifts to over 100 meters from the ground. It has a similar build with the DHL balloon which we took in Singapore. A number of colorful balloons are also in display at the Ocean Park ground although they do not soar to the sky. Every now and then clowns on stilts or blowing bubbles come out to meet the guests. They also perform some entertaining shows to the delight of the kids. Several souvenir shops were found within the SkyFair grounds. Food and drinks were also sold near the balloon area. Since there were tables and chairs nearby, visitors take a rest and watch from the food area a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 3, 2007

Ocean Park
Ocean Park Road Aberdeen
Hong Kong 4000039
+852 2552 0291

Ocean Park

Attraction | "Atoll Reef"

Ocean Park Photo, Hong Kong, China
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We wanted to go to the Shark Aquarium but with the wave of bodies that are shoulder to shoulder, we were led to the Atoll Reef. This one is different. Unlike the glass tunnel that other aquariums have, the Atoll Reef literally takes you to the deep. Upon entrance, we were greeted by a giant pool with a small man-made island in the center. We then took the stairs a floor below to view the fishes and turtles. This occurred several times until we came to about four floors under. We saw manta rays and colorful fishes as well as yellow and blue corals and starfishes. But the main attraction there was the 80-year old and seven-foot long Giant Grouper and the Napolean Fish. There are over 2,000 f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 3, 2007

Ocean Park
Ocean Park Road Aberdeen
Hong Kong 4000039
+852 2552 0291

Long Queue

Story/Tip

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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With the entry of Disneyland in Hong Kong, the Ocean Park sees no threat and rightly so because when we got to Ocean Park on a Good Friday holiday, the place was just swarming with people. Statistics show that Ocean Park hosts four million visitors a year. Everywhere we go, a long queue was waiting at the entrance and so many tourist guides were waving their flags for those belonging to their tour groups. We were only able to enter a few attractions and took a few rides because of the miles of lines of people who were waiting for their turn. We ended up going around Ocean Park and taking pictures of the colorful scene and rides. If we had been there early in the morning, we surely had enjo...Read More