Taipei zoo and aquarium rank among Asia's top 10
The China Post news staff
August 7, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei Zoo and Taitung's National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA) were voted separately to be among Asia's top 10 zoos and aquariums in a recent poll by TripAdvisor, a popular travel website.
Detik.com, a news website based in Indonesia, reported yesterday that TripAdvisor conducted a survey titled "2014 Travelers' Choice Awards," and asked their users to vote for their favorite zoos and aquariums around the world.
The result showed that Taipei Zoo is tourists' sixth favorite zoo in Asia. The first three are Singapore Zoo, Khao Khew Open Zoo in Thailand and Mysore Zoo in India. China's Batu Secret Zoo came in fourth.
As for the travelers' favorite aquariums, Taitung's NMMBA ranks fifth, following two of Japan's aquariums (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Okinawa Churaumi Acquarium), Thailand's Siam Ocean World and Aquaria KLCC in Malaysia.
Detik.com revealed that Asian aquariums are favored just as much as the ones in Europe and America. TripAdvisor's marketing advisor Barbara Messing also said that not only can travelers have a great time at these tour sites, but they can also have educational experiences.