Beijing Aquarium, the world s largest inland aquarium, is located on the north bank of the Chang River within Beijing Zoo.
Beijing Aquarium is a magnificent structure, shaped like a huge conch shell, and embraced by green trees and clusters of beautiful flowers. It has an advanced life support system that uses artificial salt water, weighing a total of 18,000 tons. The seven exhibition halls in the building were delicately designed to encompass seven topics with the purpose of cultivating the people, educating students, and providing ecological protection.
Beijing Aquarium is recognized as an educational base for popular marine sciences, and also as a base for popular science education for youth. Many scientific research institutes also conduct their research into various issues regarding aquatic creatures here. The aquarium continues to contribute to the popularisation of both marine science and the protection and research into acquatic life. Beijing Aquarium has established itself at the forefront of both Beijing s tourism industry and the advancement of scientific research and education.