Xining, alternatively known as Sining, is the capital of Qinghai province in western China and the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau. The city was a commercial hub along the Northern Silk Road's Hexi Corridor for over 2000 years, and was a stronghold of the Han, Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties' resistance against nomadic attacks from the west.
In 2019, the world's highest aquarium opened for trial operation in northwest China's Qinghai Province. At an altitude of more than 2,200 meters above sea level, the aquarium is located in the city of Xining, the capital of Qinghai, representing the first aquarium on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Covering about 28,000 square meters, the building has been divided into different exhibition zones, including freshwater animals, marine life, jellyfish, science popularization and interaction, pets, belugas and dolphins. Naked craps, which are endemic to Qinghai Lake, will also be exhibited among more than 400 aquatic species and over 100 terrestrial animals in the aquarium. The aquarium is able to accommodate up to 2,000 visitors.
Animal stars, including two belugas from Russia and eight bottlenose dolphins from Japan, are expected to stage wonderful performances for visitors.
The aquarium will not only enrich the plateau residents' lives, but also give full play to its function of science popularization education.
According to xinhuanet/cgtn