China is a world famous destination for interesting theme parks. Of the twenty largest and most popular amusement parks in the world, 4 are located in China (including Hong Kong)! China's theme parks typically offer a mixture of Western and local culture, thrilling rides, theater or circus performances, and hotel resorts. Here are 11 of the best:
Hong Kong is the first and second most visited theme parks in China. Ocean Park is visited by about 7.5 million people a year and is ranked 13th in the world in terms of attendance. Young people in the region love to ride the rides and animals.
Its main attractions are performances of dolphins and marine mammals. There are also pandas to see here. It houses one of the world's largest aquarium domes with thousands of marine animals.
Flying Kiss Theme Park is a newly built (2020) entertainment venue in the scenic area of Oulong Baima Mountain, about 2.5 hours by car from downtown Chongqing. Its attraction consists of two giant moving statues (52 meters or 170 feet high) on a cliff that overlooks the Wu River, a tributary of the Yangtze, from over 1000 meters (3300 feet) above it.
Flying Kiss design is based on a romantic story love popular in Oolong, Chongqing. The male statue represents Chaofeng, the third son of the Dragon King, King of the Seas. The female statue is the Purple Fairy (Zhang Tianyang), the ninth daughter of the Jade Emperor, King of the Sky.
Chaofeng and Zhang Tianyang fell in love at first sight when the Purple Fairy played by the river. However, when they met, they angered the Queen Mother because they accidentally bumped into her carriage and she turned them into two hills with the Wu River between them. Since then, they could only look at each other across the gorge.
The "Flying Kiss" attraction expresses in the hearts of local residents a warm desire for lovers to finally be together. It is located on Baima Shan ("White Horse Mountain" where the Purple Fairy is said to have been exiled). The giant figures of Chaofeng and the Purple Fairy begin to lean towards the platform with the passenger pavilions in outstretched hands. They gradually rise, taking passengers to a height of 52 meters, from where a panoramic view of the entire scenic area opens. Chaofeng and the Purple Fairy then move closer and finally say goodbye, bending down to return the passengers to the ground - all in 7 minutes. Lovers or couples can ride individual statues for a sense of romance.
Hong Kong Disneyland