China is located next to China Folk Culture Villages and the
Window on the World and is a fun entertainment complex. Here, the
focus is on miniature Chinese sites, intended to reflect the history,
culture, art, ancient architecture and customs and habits of various
nationalities in China in a display of some of China's most famous
sites and life sized pottery animals and figures. The delicate gardens
of Suzhou are mimicked here, as is the Great Wall.
There is also a traditional shopping
street with an endless array of handicrafts and antiques and a
restaurant area offering traditional cuisine from throughout the
This is an entertaining place and
provides some diversion from the gray drabness and serious atmosphere
that haunts much of this city.
How to get there: Bus
No.101 from the train station. Tel: 6602111
Cost: RMB70 and RMB80 during holidays.
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Botanical Gardens are one of Shenzhen's more pleasant areas. The
gardens are not spectacular but this large, green and clean space is a
refreshing and welcome change from the rest of this concrete city. The
gardens cover about 590 hectares and are located in the northeast of
the city on Xianhu Road with the majestic Wutong Mountain behind.
The gardens are designed according to
traditional principles of Chinese garden design and there are more
than 3,000 different types of plant here. The gardens also contain a
plant research institute. There are a few nice pavilions scattered
about that provide shelter from the sun.
Address: 160, Xianhu
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on the World is one of three professional Entertainment complexes in
Shenzhen. The Window on the World, Splendid
China and the China Folk Culture Village are all located close to
each other near the Shekou ferry terminal.
This fun place is a collection of famous
world sites in miniature. If you don't have time to visit the Eiffel
Tower in Paris , the Taj Mahal in Dehli or the Pyramids, then you can
see them all (in mini) here in an afternoon! The miniature Niagara
Falls are more than 80 meters wide and over 10 meters deep and the
noise of the water rushing here is deafening.
The collection is divided into various
parts based on continents and nations and there are a total of 118
scenic spots here from throughout the world. There are also
restaurants and bars here on the International Street
where you can sample food and drink from France, Germany, Italy,
Austria, Russia, Japan, Thailand, and Korea. There are some tourist
shops here too, selling all kinds of souvenirs from destinations
throughout the world.
How to get there: Take
the No.101 bus or a minibus from the Railway station.
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Known locally as the "Hawaii of the East", Xiaomeisha tourist area is the largest seaside resort in the city. The resort lies to the east of Dapeng Bay, about 30 kilometers from downtown
This resort is a pleasant area consisting of a vast white beach, a "Sea World" and water sports, accommodation, catering and shopping facilities. The beach sits at the base of a hill and is surrounded by lush tropical forest. A day spent out here can be an enjoyable and fun break from the cement and cranes of
Address: The resort is situated 30km from the city center, east of Dapeng Bay.
How to get there: Take bus No.443 from the railway station.
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