Shenzhen Splendid China, Guangdong, China
Splendid China is an attraction at the Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen that has scaled down replicas of China’s historical buildings, wonderful scenes and folk customs. The scale models are in the main in a ratio of 1:15 and the exhibits are positioned to replicate their geographical locations.
Here you can see replicas of many of the most famous Chinese buildings and landmarks and a great deal of attention has been paid to detail so as to ensure the miniatures truly represent their originals. This has entailed making full use of the services of architectural specialists and landscape experts who are actively engaged with research and conservation at the actual sites that have been replicated here. The exhibits are surrounded by pleasant gardens with many flowers and trees. Consequently walking in Splendid China can be very relaxing. Apart from the miniature buildings and scenic spots, one may see over 50,000 ceramic figures in the different locations. Splendid China is divided into two parts, a Scenic Spot Area and a Comprehensive Service Area.
Scenic Spot Area
The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses that are ranked as the eighth wonder of the world are located at Xian City, Shaanxi Province. After the first emperor of China in the Qin Dynasty (A.D.221-206) ascended the throne he ordered more than 700,000 workmen to build him a grand mausoleum. In Splendid China the terracotta figures have been faithfully reproduced and arranged like the originals. The entire assemblage is very grand.
The Great Wall, with a total length of 6,700 kilometers (about 4,163.3 miles) is the world’s longest protective wall. It was built in the Qin Dynasty（A.D.221- 206）and repaired time to time during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). In Splendid China, tourists may see three miniaturized sections of the wall made of scree, white stone and small green bricks respectively. These green bricks were specially made and brought here from Beijing.
The Forbidden City, also called The Imperial Palace, is the largest and best-preserved ancient architectural complex in China. In Splendid China, the miniature encompasses the gorgeous spectacle of Emperor Guangxu’s (1875 – 1908) marriage. The Forbidden City has been ornately and beautifully replicated and as with the original the dominant color is yellow, the symbol of the royal family.
The Old Summer Palace, also called Yuan Ming Yuan, was a cultural treasure house of luxurious jewelry, priceless paintings, calligraphy works and rare antiques in the past. But the real Old Summer Palace was reduced into a ruin by the Allied British and French Armies in 1860 and again by the Eight-Powers Allied Army in 1900. The miniature of The Old Summer Palace shows a recreation of the complete and original royal garden. It has been made according to a full and authoritative plan that was found by accident in the Forbidden City in 1990.
Splendid China has many more miniatures of places of historical interest to offer you, such as the Ancient Observatory of Beijing, the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, Tibet’s Potala Palace and so on.
Mt. Huangshan, lying at the Anhui Province, middle part of China, is proud of its rare pines, bizarre rocks, and the sea of clouds as well as hot springs. Standing on the summit, one will see how small the creatures are beneath the mountain. Characteristics of all famous mountains are reflected clearly on Mt. Huangshan.
In the replica of the Li River, you will be surrounded by a pleasant water and mountain garden. This miniature spot gives you a picture of the seemingly relaxed and contented lifestyle along the real Li River, Guilin City, and Guangxi Province. Taking a bamboo skiff on the river, one will see a vast expanse of blue water and peaks.
More miniature spots of natural scenes are also included such as the Huangguoshu Waterfall, Stone Forest, and West Lake and so on.
Comprehensive Service Area
In Splendid China, you may taste the distinctive flavors from a variety of parts of China. Here you will find an excellent selection of souvenirs. You have a good assortment of handicrafts and local specialties to choose from.
All in all, this attraction is worthy of your visit. For those who are Chinese culture enthusiasts a visit will give a further understanding of China. Whatever your interests, Splendid China will not disappoint you.
|Admission Fee:||CNY 120 (including the ticket for China Folk Culture Villages)|
|Opening Hours:||09:00 to 18:00|
Time for a Visit:
|Mini Bus Route:||423,209,223,204,301,101|
ShenZhen Splendid China Development Co., Ltd establish on 1988, it is Hong Kong that travel group and Chinese Overseas Town Group full-length cultural tourist enterprise that joint-venture set up,subordinate and both at home and abroad well-known two major theme
parks of beautiful miniature scenic spot of China and Chinese Folk Culture Village, have strength and model cultural theme park domestically most at present. Since open, the company has inheritted the ” carrying forward China’s national culture and establishing the world-class scenic spot ” management aim all the time, not only has made the proud business performance but also obtain the special honours frequently in each social field, have made the contribution above all others in order to carry forward culture, promote the development of tourist industry of China.
Over the past 16 years, silk , the people , two scenic spots , have received 4500 more than ten thousand visitors at home and abroad altogether, open nearly or 25 a hundred million of gross income , make profits 8 or hundred million more than , turn over nearly or 2 a hundred million of tax totally to country, have created the enormous social benefit and economic benefits. The head of government , national political V.I.P. and well-known figures of such leaders of the country and the Party as Deng Xiaoping , Jiang Zemin , Li Peng ,etc. and the world , dozens of countries , successively called on two scenic spots, speak highly of scenic spot.
Covering an area of 30 ten thousand square meters in the beautiful miniature scenic spot of China, is collection and epitome of history and culture and 9,600,000 sq. km. of beautiful lands of 5,000 years of China, world accumulate most heavy outdoor scene miniature scenic spot above at present too, 82 beauty spots distribute in Chinese domain position , most proportions are duplicated according to 1:15, straggly more than 50,000 lifelike pottery art vilain and animal in the scenic spot, have reproduced the building , life custom and local conditions and customs with different style of multi-nationality country of China vividly;
It is a goal with ” the world of the flower, green world, the world of U.S.A. ” in this scenic spot, conbine China’s traditional potted landscape craft and modern landscape art together perfectly, can be rated as the model of China’s landscape art. China not beautiful miniature scenic spot with “steps of history of striding forward, enjoy a trip to it China one “imposing manner not broad last masterpiece of ” last Chinese beginning of building view “.
Chinese Folk Culture Village covers an area of 20 more than ten thousand square meters, it is China that assembles folk art of various nationalities, the local conditions and customs and local-style dwelling houses building in the large-scale cultural tour scenic spot of one garden first, 24 stockaded villages inside including 21 nationalities, press 1: The proportion of 1 is built up . Shown , holds the large-scale folk festival celebration activity regularly through the national conditions and customs performance, folk arts and craft, for instance great temple fair , Water-sprinkling Festival , Torch Festival , the conditions and customs moon of Xishuangbanna , the Inner Mongol conditions and customs week ,etc. many ways of nationality of China, many angles , many sides show genuine , rich and colorful condition of the people of local trait of various nationalities of our country and folk culture, let visitors fully experience the soul and glamour of Chinese nation. Chinese Folk Culture Village has gained the good reputation of “folk custom museum of China “with the generous connotation of “24 stockaded villages, 56 clan conditions and customs “.
“Splendid China” is a miniature scenery park which has taken in all the famous historic sites and scenic spots of China. “Splendid China” is the largest of its kind in the world.
Within the park, more than 80 miniature sites are arranged according to the positions of the real ones in the map of China. “Splendid China” focuses on all kinds of styles of buildings, living habits and conventions of different nationalities in China. It is a window on China for the foreigners to know about Chinese history, culture and tourism.
“One step into the history, and one day travel the whole China.”
By Bus: 21、26、105、113、201、204、209、210、222 、223、230、232、 233、234、301、310-315
By Metro: Overseas Chinese Town station, Exit D
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