China National Maritime Museum to Open
China's first national maritime museum is expected to be open to the public this year. The new museum is located in the port city of Tianjin close to Beijing. Covering an area of 150,000 square meters, the 3-story museum covers a wide range of themes including the Chinese marine culture and history, marine ecology and environment, science education and interactive programs. The museum also has stores, restaurants, cafes and cinemas.