Iran is one of the oldest countries and civilization in the world, and as a result the country is well-known for being home to a number of traditional bazaars, historical sites, and beautiful houses and palaces. However, the beauty of the country does not limit to these places, and there are so many modern places that are worth visiting. For example, recently the largest aquarium tunnel in Iran opens in Bandar-e Anzali, a port in the northern part of the country. This amazing place has already attracted many visitors, especially ones who have an interest in marine science.
Bandar-e Anzali is actually one of the most important ports at the coast of the Caspian Sea, which officially became a Free Zone in 2005 in the hope of developing tourism, recreation infrastructures and offering a variety of services and facilities to keep tourists in the region.
In 2017, the construction was announced by the Managing Director of Anzali free zone by the foreign investment with a 30-million-euro investment. At the same time, the development of recreation and tourism infrastructure in Anzali Free Zone started to keep more than 3 million annual tourists in the region.
According to Bilge Pakis, Polin Waterparks’ Design Manager, the Anzali Aquarium is one of the most unique projects the company has ever undertaken:
“Polin is handling all aspects, from the design and installation to the operation,” explains Cüneyt Alpgüven, a Polin Aquariums partner. “That kind of oversight allows Polin to consider how to best integrate each aspect of the facility with all others to ensure visitors enjoy themselves in every regard.”
The three-story Anzali Aquarium recreational complex, which has attracted a huge number of tourists since its opening, has the largest aquarium tunnel in the country with a length of 40 meters. There are also other parts in the aquarium such as a reptile garden, an indoor amusement park, multi-dimensional cinema, residential suites, tunnel and business, and service sectors.
If you have an interest in watching different types of fish, and other underwater creatures, this is the place. It is a great place to go especially with children to spend a few joyful hours.