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Marine Civilization & City Pavilion

Marine Civilization & City Pavilion Visual

Marine Civilization & City Pavilion

The exhibition space of the Marine Civilization & City Pavilion resembles a time machine that journeys through the past, present and future of marine civilization. It depicts humankind’s unceasing desire for ocean exploration and unyielding pioneering spirit.
Theme
Humankind’s Challenges and Accomplishments with the Ocean
Marine Civilization Pavilion
Maritime Silk Road, the Path of Challenges and Exchanges
Marine City Pavilion
The Base of Future Life, Meeting of the Ocean and Humankind
Operating hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Capacity
320 persons
Approximate tour time
26 minutes
Exhibition sections
Lobby → Marine Civilization Pavilion → Marine City Pavilion
How to best enjoy the Marine Civilization & City Pavilion
From the lobby, venture into the Marine Civilization Pavilion where you can see the devices used by ancient people of the East and West to explore the ocean: of the East and West to explore the ocean. Visitors can also learn about the active trade of goods and culture in the time of the Dhow ship, and see how humankind has overcome the challenges posed by the ocean throughout history. Move on to the Marine City Pavilion, which features sustainable underwater houses and cities in the year 2050 – cities becoming increasingly realizable through advancements in marine science and technology. You are sure to enjoy the experience of imagining your life no longer just alongside the ocean, but actually in the ocean.

Pioneering Begins Lobby

Pioneering Begins Lobby
Entering the lobby of the pavilion, the first thing you will see is 3-meter-high ancient sailing tools. These symbolize the Marine Civilization & City Pavilion, which encourages visitors to reflect on the ways science has progressed from ancient times until now.

Maritime Silk Road, the Path of Challenges and Exchanges Marine Civilization Pavilion

Maritime Silk Road, the Path of Challenges and Exchanges Marine Civilization Pavilion
The constant challenges posed by the ocean, which humans began exploring with just paddles and sails so many centuries ago, and the evolution of civilization around the ocean, are depicted on a 28-meter-long panoramic screen at the Marine Civilization Pavilion. Visitors can also enjoy a 3D animated movie that narrates the story of the “Dhow,” an ancient ship that sank in the sea near the Belitung Island, Indonesia in the 9th century. The life-size replica of the treasure ship, Dhow exhibited here – which measures 28 meters in length and 7.8 meters in height – is fascinating to behold. This ship is of great historical importance, as it provides evidence of the active trade that took place between continents at that time. The rare treasures uncovered in the ship, buried under the sea for more than 1,000 years, are also on display and truly amazing to see.

The Base of Future Life, Meeting of the Ocean and Humankind Marine City Pavilion

The Base of Future Life, Meeting of the Ocean and Humankind Marine City Pavilion
The Base of Future Life, Meeting of the Ocean and Humankind Marine City Pavilion
The ocean covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, more than twice the size of the land inhabited by humans. Given this vastness, it is natural for humankind to turn to the oceans as potential spaces for living. Visitors to the Marine City Pavilion can see what future underwater cities might be like – places where humankind and the ocean live in harmony.

In particular, a self-sufficient energy building; a floating port that can actually move to find boats; capsule houses that can travel anywhere in the ocean; an underwater park where saltwater is filtered into drinking water; and an underwater ocean resort where people in the future marine city can rest and relax, are presented on a 22-meter-wide screen and in models. This exhibit emphasizes how close we are to making the future underwater city a reality. Isn’t it tempting to escape the chaos of city life into the wide open, peaceful ocean?
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