Noah's Ark is a theme park in Ma Wan Island built and operated by Christian organisations based in Hong Kong. Aside from providing amusement to children and families, the park aims to educate visitors about Christian values and foster social harmony and concern for the environment.
Located on the Ma Wan waterfront under the iconic Tsing Ma Bridge, the theme park's main attraction is the massive structure made to look like the Bible's Noah's Ark. The structure is in fact a 450-foot long four-storey building constructed to the same dimensions as the original vessel described in the Bible. Noah's Ark Hong Kong is the only full sized replica of the Biblical ship in the world.
Inside Noah's Ark are a hotel/youth hostel, multi-media exhibition venues, 4-D cinema and activity centres. There are numerous interactive and educational exhibits all aimed at disseminating Christian values. There are is also a 600-seater multi-function hall, 650-seater stadium, an outdoor deck called Noah's Plaza, 200-seater amphitheatre and shops selling souvenirs and educational toys. On the ground floor is Harvest Restaurant offering not only food and drinks but also magnificent views of Tsing Ma and Ting Kau Bridges.
Lined up in a ramp and positioned to look as if they are alighting the ark are 67 pairs of full-size fibreglass replicas of animals such as lions, bears, elephants, giraffes and all sorts of birds. The fibreglass manegerie is a perfect background for souvenir photographs. The path the animals are treading leads to the Ark Garden featuring waterfalls, ponds, lush vegetation and floral landscaping. There is also a mini zoo featuring small animals in cages. This area of the theme park aims to inculcate to visitors the importance of protecting and conserving the environment.
Located next to the Tsing Ma Bridge is Noah's Adventureland, an outdoor playground featuring a variety of tight rope courses for both children and adults. Separate admission charges apply to Noah’s Adventureland which must be booked in advance.
The park is open daily from 10am to 6pm but closed on the first and third Wednesday of every month (except public holidays). Visitors are advised to book admission tickets online in advance.