Where are the best places to visit in Shenzhen? Shenzhen is the bustling commercial city, a rapid developing international metropolis in South China. It offers much to explore. Here, TopChinaTravel would like to introduce the famous Places in Shenzhen for you, to help you find your own way to explore the modern beauty of this city. You will be impressed by its theme parks and also the fine natural beach site, etc.
Located on the bank of Shenzhen Bay, in a tourist area of Oversea Chinese Town, Splendid China Folk Culture Village is the largest, most comprehensive miniature park in China that reflecting the history, culture, art, ancient architecture, and customs and habits of various nationalities in China.
More than 100 major tourist attractions have been miniaturized and laid out according to the map of China. Most miniature attractions are reduced on a scale of 1:15. The whole park covers an area of 30 hectares, which can be divided into Scenic Spot Area and Comprehensive Service Area.
Visitors can take e-cars or trains to look around the park, and tour the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Three Gorges Dam, Potala Palace and the Terracotta Army in one day.
The park also hosts several shows depicting various events in Chinese History and Chinese Cultural. Some of the shows are only performed on weekends.
As the spotlight in Shenzhen, Window of the World is a theme park located in the western part of Shenzhen, adjacent Splendid China Folk Culture Village. Actually, it is another comprehensive miniature park in the city that exhibits about 130 reproductions of some of the most famous tourist attractions worldwide within 48 hectares, such as the 108-meter Eiffel Tower, Pyramids, and the Taj Mahal. Window of the World is one of best places to visit in Shenzhen.
Visitors can also find a wide selection of international restaurants in this park. Window of the World allows you to taste Mexican food, see the Niagara Falls then wander around Angkor Wat. The site takes at least half a day to explore and every day ends with a firework and laser show. Skiing and snow tubing are available at the "Alps Indoor Skiing".
In the evening, visitors can enjoy the "Fervorous Paris Nights" at "Caesar's Palace".
Dafen oil painting village, located in the suburb district Longgang, Shenzhen, is the No.1 oil painting village in China that producing replicas of masterworks and outsourcing of original art creation in China. Dafen oil painting village was founded in 1989 by a painter and businessman Huang Jiang from Hong Kong. He took about 20 artists here to do replicas for famous masterpiece oil paintings and it was a great success. Since then Dafen has been a very popular place to purchase some “real masterpiece works”, Van Gogh, da Vinci or Renior, if you are interested in art and tending to buy a relatively low priced art work, Dafen village will be a good place to go.
Shenzhen Happy Valley is the biggest theme park in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, and the first of its kind of the happy valley chain. Opened in 2001, Shenzhen happy valley theme park covers an area of 350,000 square metres and costs a total investment of 2 billion yuan. It is a national AAAAA level scenic spot in China and a popular destination in Shenzhen especially when you are travelling with kids. Traveling with kids, you should not miss the Happy Valley, one of best places to visit in Shenzhen.
Main attractions of the park are ten areas, Spanish Square(西班牙广场), Happy Times(欢乐时光), Magic Castle(魔幻城堡), Mt. Adventure(冒险山), Gold Mine Town(金矿镇)， Shangri-la Woods(香格里拉)， tornado bay (飓风湾)，Sunshine Beach(阳光海岸)，Playa Maya Water Park(玛雅水公园: this area is open for five months each year only), happy line(欢乐干线). Shenzhen happy valley is a perfect place to go for a family tour.
Situated to the east of Dapeng Bay, about 30 kilometers from Shenzhen, Xiaomeisha Seaside Resort is known as 'Oriental Hawaii' in Shenzhen. Shaped as a graceful crescent, Xiaomeisha is facing the South China Sea while surrounded by green mountains on the other three sides. This beach, with soft white sand and long gentle slope, stretches 1,000 meters and is reputed for its clean bathing water. Xiaomeisha is also one of best places to visit in Shenzhen.
There are excellent bathing place and a lot of entertaining items, such as the parachute-jumping on the sea, motorboats and submarines. The supporting services are from soup to nuts. Villas, restaurants, department stores, tents and barbecue could all be found inside the resort.