Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 288

Aquamundo Sambil Santo Domingo places of interest Amber World Museum Built in 1918, the Villa Bentz homestead in Santo Domingo is home to one of the world’s most impressive Amber Museums. The Dominican Republic is known for mining some of the world’s highest quality Amber, which is fossilized tree resin, some of which contains fossilized remains of animals and plants. As well as having interesting exhibits, this museum also houses a shop where Amber jewelry can be bought. Located in the heart of the city of Santo Domingo, Aquamundo Sambil is an aquarium which offers children and non-divers their own opportunities to experience the variety of sea life which can be found, not only around the island but also around the whole of the Caribbean. The exhibits include the Shark Tunnel, Coral garden, a reptile and insect exhibit and an exhibit named Amazon. There is also a petting pool where youngsters can touch some of the creatures. Photo Credit: Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism © Aquamundo Sambil