The attraction, which took three years to build, is on Hengqin Island, near Macao, and features seven theme areas, each representing a part of the ocean, as well as rides, hotels, a 5D cinema and a circus. It cost a reported US$5 billion to build. It features the world’s biggest aquarium. It showcases what it claims is the world’s longest roller coaster. And it boasts a massive collection of whales, sharks and animals rarely, if ever, seen in captivity in China. A 1000-metre Grand Canal connects the hotel to the Ocean Kingdom, and guests can take water taxis which run in between. Owned by the Chime-Long Group, which runs China’s biggest theme park Chime-Long Paradise, in Guangzhou. Ocean Kingdom is about twice the size of Hong Kong’s Ocean Park and three times the size of the city’s Disneyland.
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The Eye stands a whopping 135 metres high on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges, right opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and provides stunning views over central London and beyond. You can get fantastic views of most of London, especially the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace and the clock tower of Big Ben. Lot of people are scared of heights but it is reasonably ok on it. You feel secure. You will relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules. Standart ticket includes 30-40 minutes ride and new 4D Experience.
January – March (daily 10.00am – 8.30pm)
April to June (daily 10.00am – 9.00pm)
July and August (daily 10.00am – 9.30pm)
September to December (daily 10.00am – 8.30pm)
Adults (16 Plus): £18.60
Child (4-15 years): £9.54
Child (Under 4): FREE
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