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Best attractions to visit in Istanbul

31. Turkua Zoo - Istanbul

Turkua Zoo

The TurkuaZoo is an aquarium that is open for the public in Istanbul. It is located in the New Forum Bayrampasa in Turkey and is a main attraction for tourists. This aquarium holds the distinction of being one of the first public aquariums to be opened in the country and is also known to be one of the largest water aquariums to be found in entire Europe! Not only is TurkuaZoo a main attraction as the biggest public aquarium in the region, it is also the center of marine conservation and research in the country. The aquarium was formerly known as the TurkuaZoo Istanbul Aquarium, and has the new name of Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium. The aquarium was opened in 2009, and is in the New Forum shopping center, which holds the distinction of being one of the largest shopping centers of Europe, and is actually the first shopping center in the world to have an aquarium in it. The visitors enjoy an underwater experience and are entertained with the aquarium exhibits of rainforests, tropical sea zones and flooded forests. A jellyfish discovery area and a predator tank are other attractive features of this public aquarium. Tourists and locals swarm in to enjoy the underwater aquarium’s beauty and marine life, and get an insight into the ecosystem of the underwater world. The 90 m long Marinescape Seatube is one of the longest underwater tunnels, and is popular for offering a panoramic view of the marine life.

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