Tourist attractions in Shenzhen
The Universiade Sports Center is fast becoming a new tourist attraction, attracting Shenzhen residents during the spring festival holidays. The sports center will be the main venue for the 2011 Universiade games and is reportedly to be done this coming March.
Many think that Shenzhen is a shoppers paradise, attracting visitors from different parts of China, Hong Kong and Macau as well as the rest of the world. Shenzhen is also a modern financial and commercial metropolis, the city also developed theme parks and man made scenic parks that make Shenzhen a fun place to visit for pleasure.
Shenzhen have four major tourist attractions all featuring dining, entertainment and sight seeing. The Windows of the World is near Shenzhen Bay which displays miniature replicas of the world 130 famous sites like the Eiffel Tower, Grand Canyon, the Sydney Opera House and more. Visitors interested in learning more about Chinese culture can visit the Splendid China & Chinese Folk Culture which introduces travelers to the wonders of China and its 5,000 history. A lot of the structures are built in a 1:15 scale that people can enjoy. Some of the structures represents some famous buildings including the Summer Palace, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and more. The park also acts as an entertainment park that features of China’s 56 ethnic groups which offers a visitors a peek at the indigenous lifestyles customs and cultural performances.
Even if Shenzhen is not a city with a colorful history, it is proud of its two museums namely the Shenzhen Museum and Longgang Hakka Folk-custom Museum. The Shenzhen Museum displays porcelain, calligraphy, paintings from different dynasties. If one is interested in touching artifacts can head over to Longgang Hakka Folk-custom Museum.
People should also visit Zhongying Street which is considered as the British side of shopping, but visitors must obtain a special permission from the Travel Center Hall to gain entry. The Minsk Aircraft Carrier World is a theme park on a real aircraft carrier, was once part of the USSR Navy Fleet later sold to South Korea then to China. Today visitors visit the Carrier to learn more on the life on a carrier and to watch numerous performances.