It is a theater Dance and Music show. The performance is in a many episodes to present the cultural of all ethnic groups in China. It is a colorful show. Because of watching the show, our dinner is delayed to after the show.
It is a big park that you can either choose to see Chinese cultural, to watch a theater show, to learn the living style of some Chinese ethnic group in close or to see Chinese landmarks that are built ti mini size.
We were encourage by our tour leader to buy ticket for a quick tour taking the shuttle bus as we have to rush for the theater show later. While approaching a spot, the driver press the button for the sound system on the shuttle bus to introduce on the attraction. It stopped at some spots in limited time for the tourists to take some photos.
This is a big theme park that keep and display to the visitors the cultural of all ethnic group in China, the climate and highlight is a theater show to introduce Chinese cultural of all ethnic group to the world through dance and music. In the park, the representative landmark of many places are built into their miniature for the visitors to have a quick site seeing to the whole China. The Chinese arts of all kind are perform and display to the visitors too.
It combines two different sections. The first part is a miniature park of China. You can find the famous Forbidden City, Terracotta Soldiers, Tibet Potala Palace, Huangshan Mountains, Yunnan's Stone Forest, and of course the Great Wall of China. This miniature park covers 300 thousand square meters, fully forested with beautiful greenery and flower. The second part consists of 56 houses, each representing one of the 56 nationalities in China, such as Miao, Yi, Bai, Mongol and Uygur. You can find here real people, culture, fashion, habits, religion, language and food. As with all the Shenzhen theme parks, plenty of people go just for the fixed exhibits but the real meat is in the shows. Uygur women twirl to Turkish music, Miaos dance, a miniskirted Ming Dynasty troupe performs electronic versions of Ming music and dance. There is even a Tibetan rock band. But if you are a boy, do not miss the Mongol horse battle held daily. Follow the smell of horse manure!
If you are interested to visit Splendid China at Shenzhen, below are some useful information:
Admission Fee: RMB$120 (including the ticket for China Folk Culture Villages)
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Mini Bus Route: 423,209,223,204,301,101
More photographs of Splendid China are at the travelogue section of this VT page.
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.
Please go to part 2 of this tip for more information and photographs.
Splendid China is a wonder view of all the famous sites of China scaled down 15:1.
It is easy to get there by public bus or MRT subway from Lowu, about 30 minutes ride. Taxi will be more expensive but convenient if you are in a group.
You can see the whole of China in one afternoon here. Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Temple of heaven, Three Gorges Dam, Potala Palace and the Terracotta Army.
Excellent photo opportunity. For senior citizens, it is free admission. Overseas Chinese can get same treatment, not sure if it applies to other foreign nationals. Otherwise, admission is pricey at 120 Yuan (including the ticket for China Folk Culture Villages). Open 9am-6pm and recommended duration time is 2 hours.
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.