Great Wall of China @ Splendid China
If you take a photo angle with carefully planned background view of the "Great Wall", you could make your friends back home think that you were in the Northern China at the Great Wall while you were actually in Southern China, near Hong Kong at Shenzen Splendid China theme park.
Of course, it is easier to digitally transfer your image on a real photo of the Great Wall, yet it is fun to do this the old fashioned way. I tried having many tourist heads, many garden plants and background skyscrappers to deal with.
What is interesting is that the "Great Wall" is used to encircle the park and used as a fencing barrier as dual purpose.
The shop is the only Indian grocery store in Shenzhen (as far as I know). Most of what you need if you're into Indian food and cooking can be found here. Vegetarians would especially love this place with instant vegetarian noodles and microwaveable vege indian dishes available.
The shop is a nondescript store, housed in a residential building. Bollywood movies, Indian brand shampoo, and other whatnots are also sold here. The microwaveable packed dishes are a must buy. The prices for the stuff are cheap. Noodles at 4RMB, microwaveable vege dishes at 16rmb, etc.
When it comes to Hunan, the most famous Hunanese in the world is Chairman Mao, who led the revolution of China; but when it comes to famous Chinese cuisine, Hunanese is one of the best among all. Famous for its spicy style, Hunanese food can be very very spicy. Most of the time, you see more chillis than any other ingredient in your plates.
Mao's Kitchen, namely, is in the name of Chairman Mao. There you can see a lot of Mao's pictures hanging on the wall. All of the private room is named after a place in Hunan; mine was An-yuan 1898. I suppoed that this should be where Chairman Mao was while he was alive. The food is quite authentic, in other word, very spicy. Service is not awesome, but in a remote industrial town of Shenzhen, this is considered good already.
This place is good for both private meeting or business meeting. I like their sweetened lotus root stuffed with glutinous rice. It is not main dish, but somehow, it's my fave. Their fried spicy pork liver is also very nice, but due to high cholesterol reason, I don't really eat a lot. The braised fat pork is good, for the same reason, I could not eat too much.
Sorry, I was busy preparing wine and looking for others, I didn't take any pics after the dinner started.
See the forbidden city of Bejing, the great wall of China, the Terra Cotta figures and many other wonders of China in miniature. I can recommend visiting this place. You get an very good impression of all the wonders that you can see in China.
You can dream about your next destination in China and you will see the rich culture of this big country.
It's very close to another magnificent park, The China Folk Culture Villages, and they can be done in one day.
"An eye-opener to China"
Loved every minute of it! Except for the school I was with: money-grubbing-bigot owners! But it was fun while it lasted...(2mths). Will always remember the cheap (non-sleazy) massage parlours, the cheap wonderful chinese restaurants, the fake goods in Luo Huo and the wonderful colleagues I've made friends with for life.