The new Taihu Underwater World is located in the heart of Suzhou’s Taihu Scenic Zone. The new aquarium, with an investment of 25 million USD, began its first trial period on October 13th. However eager marine enthusiasts will have to be patient and wait until the end of November to pay their first visit when the aquarium plans to officially open its doors to the public.
The new venue is part of the Suzhou Aquarium and attractions include a Centre Aquarium, a diving hall and a marine theatre. The aquarium’s total water body is 7000 cubic metres and contains over 1200 different marine life forms. Moreover, it is the first aquarium in China to exhibit marine animals and plants from the fresh waters of the Yangtze River and Taihu Lake. Furthermore, the diving hall is the largest indoor diving venue in East China area. With a total depth of 15.8 metres, the new diving hall will allow tourists to get into close contact with a large variety of marine animals and plants. Due to the marine animals’ need to adjust to their new environment, only a fraction of tourists in possession of entry coupons are granted access at the moment. However, the aquarium will officially open its door to all members of the public at the end of November.
Suzhou Taihu Underwater World 苏州太湖水底世界View In Map
Address: Inside the Taihu Lake National Tourist Vacation Zone, Wuzhong District, Suzhou (the resort area is located 15km west of Suzhou’s ancient city)
Getting there: Take bus no. 58, 69, 63 or 548 to Taihu Waterworld (太湖水世界) or Jiandun (蒋墩)
Price: 130 RMB
Opening hours: 09:30-17:00 (Mon-Fri), 9:00-17:30 (Sat & Sun)
Ticket booth closing times: 16:00 (Mon-Fri), 16:30 (Sat & Sun)
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