This Sunday August 12 marks World Elephant Day, and since August 1st, the "Giant of the Mainland -- Elephant Science Popularization Exhibition" has been showcased in National Wetland Museum of China. It is jointly hosted by National Wetland Museum of China and Shanghai Science Technology Museum. The exhibition is divided into three sections: "elephant family", "giant body" and "conflict and protection".
At the entrance of the exhibition, the images of eight typical elephants of different periods are restored into huge paintings. Sound equipment is set up before each painting, so you can listen to an introduction of each elephant. In the second section, we can learn a series of interesting facts relating to elephants, such as how big elephants are, the sound their heart beats make, how their excrement can be used, and how elephants "make phone calls" with their trunks. A series of documentaries, including one of Yao Ming, a former NBA star and animal protection ambassador, are played in the screening room, showing the plight of elephants and the bloody reality of poaching. Currently, the number of African elephants worldwide is less than 470,000 and is declining at a rate of 20,000 to 30,000 per year.
While watching these informative documentaries, everyone will understand the urgency of protecting elephants and wild animals and putting an end to trading and killing animals.
Time: August 1st-October 31st, 2018
Place: the 3rd floor of National Wetland Museum of China, 402 Mt. Tianmu Rd, Xihu District, Hangzhou
Fee: 10 yuan per person, free for children below 1.3 meters tall
Opening time: 09:00-16:30 every Tuesday to Sunday (no entry after 16:00)
Qiandao Lake in summer has many to offer and to enjoy the coolness of water in the lake and mountain streams are must-have. We did a thorough research ahead of time and hereby have collected a complete water fun guide of Qiandao Lake for you! Read on to learn more...
In order to improve the high-speed railway connection system and promote the construction of scenic areas in the whole region, Qiandao Lake opened its direct tourist buses to rural scenic areas on July 1. That is to say, people who are at the Qiandao Lake High-Speed Railway Station can take these buses directly to such rural scenic areas as the Xiajiang Village Scenic Area, the Shilin Scenic Area and the Jiangjia Scenic Area. These three routes pass through Fengshuling Town, Lishang Township, Shilin Town, Jieshou Village and Jiangjia Town. It will be more convenient for tourists to reach these scenic areas.