On Saturdays and Sundays, if you don’t want to be at home in a daze, and you don’t want to repeat the activities of shopping malls, watching theaters, and eating designated activities, it is better to rush out of Hong Kong and take the MTR to Luohu to Shenzhen! Because Shenzhen’s consumption is lower than Hong Kong’s, in recent years, more and more young people have been attracted to take massages, shopping, and meals in Shenzhen on holidays. Apart from eating, drinking, and having fun, there are actually many special attractions in Shenzhen that are suitable for a family to visit!
1. Window of the World
"Window of the World", as its name implies, is to see the world from the window, so you will see the miniatures of famous landmarks around the world in the window of the world. The scenic area is divided into the World Plaza, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa, America, Sculpture Park, and International Street according to the world's regional structure and the content of sightseeing activities. In different parks, you can see world-famous landmarks in different scales such as 1:1, 1:5, 1:15, such as the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Arc de Triomphe of the Lions in Paris, St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, and the Pisa Oblique in Italy Towers, Egyptian pyramids, Temple of Amun, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Grand Canyon of the United States, etc. The landmarks in the reduced version are certainly not as spectacular as the original version, but it is indeed a good place for us to learn about the world. In addition to sightseeing and taking photos, you can also enjoy folklore performances from around the world, but some performances require additional fees.
Address: No. 9037, Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Opening hours: 9:00-22:00 on weekdays, 9:00-22:30 on holidays; night admission time is 19:30
Ticket information: Adult ticket 180 yuan, night show: 60 yuan (admission time is 19:30)
Transportation: Take Line 1 (Luobao Line), Line 2 (Shekou Line) to Window of the World Station
2. Happy Valley
Happy Valley Shenzhen is one of the top ten theme parks in the Asia-Pacific, and it is a modern theme park with the largest investment scale and the most advanced facilities in China. The park is divided into nine themed areas, including Plaza España, Magic Castle, Adventure Mountain, Gold Mine Town, Shangri-La·Snow, Hurricane Bay, etc., with more than 100 amusement projects and mobile games suitable for all ages. However, because there are too many amusement facilities, if you have to line up every time you play, you can't play too many. It is recommended that you use the 100 yuan to buy the fast track circle, so that you can play 6 mobile games without queuing, and each mobile game is about 17 yuan on average.
Address: No. 1, Qiaocheng West Street, Overseas Chinese Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Opening hours: Day show 9:00-22:00, night show 18:00-22:00 (applicable from July 1st to August 28th, 2016); there may be slight adjustments in different seasons, please refer to the announcement of the scenic spot on the day quasi.
Tickets: 230 yuan for adults, 100 yuan for night shows
Transportation: Take Shenzhen Metro Line 1 or 2 and get off at Window of the World Station, exit A and walk for 3 minutes to Happy Valley
3. OCT East
The OCT East is not only a theme park, but also a large-scale eco-resort area that encompasses everything from in-laws to energetic young people and children. The core area of the resort is the Heroes Valley and Chaxi Valley theme parks, as well as Dahuaxing Temple, Yunhai Valley Sports Park and theme hotels.
In Heroes Valley, you can play all kinds of thrilling adventure projects, and experience the longest rapids in the world in the fjord forest. Children are most suitable to go to the constant temperature world of the water park to play in the water, then stroll on the fjord plank road to admire the big waterfall and garden landscape, or walk up to the all-glass viewing platform that extends beyond the cliff to have a panoramic view of the entire OCT East.
Of course, you will see tea fields and blooming pastoral scenery in the Chaxi Valley. In addition, there are also characteristic towns such as Interlaken and Chaweng Ancient Town. The distinctive buildings in the town are full of good landscapes for photos. .
Address: OCT, East Dameisha, Yantian District, Shenzhen
Opening hours: 9:30-17:30 (Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays open half an hour in advance). In case of large-scale events, the time will be announced on the same day.
Tickets: RMB 180 for Chaxi Valley, RMB 200 for Heroes Valley, RMB 300 for a one-day tour package of Heroes Valley + Tea Creek, and RMB 350 for a two-day tour package for Heroes Valley + Tea Creek.
Transportation: Take E12 and other buses to Daxiagu Station in OCT East, and then transfer to shuttle bus 909 to the various scenic spots.
4. Splendid China Folk Village
If the window of the world is to show the world and other characteristic landscapes, then the Splendid China Folk Village is a place to showcase China's extensive traditional culture and take you across China to learn about various folklore and regional cultures. Splendid China Folk Village consists of two parts: Splendid China and China Folk Village. The former has many famous Chinese landscapes with a 1:15 scale, including the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors and Horses of the Qin Dynasty, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Huangguoshu Waterfall, etc., to lead you for a day Travel to China. The latter has 24 ethnic minority villages built 1:1, including Buyi’s stone village, Mosuo’s wooden houses, Dai’s bamboo buildings, Mongolian yurts, and Tibetan lamasery for tourists to experience Folk customs, you can also watch folk performances of 56 ethnic groups.
Address: 9003 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Opening hours: Splendid China Park: Weekdays 10:00-18:00, weekends 9:30-18:00, holidays 9:00-18:00; Folk Culture Village Park: weekdays 10:00-21:00, weekends 9 :30-21:00, 9:00-21:00 on holidays.
Tickets: 180 yuan
Transportation: Take the Metro Luobao Line to Overseas Chinese Town Station; you can also take buses 79, 101, 121, 123 to Jinxiu Zhonghua Station or Konka Group Station
5. Shenzhen Wildlife Park
Normal zoos are trapped in cages, but the Shenzhen Wildlife Park has created the first free-range wildlife park in China. The animals here come from all over the world, among them there are many rare species in the world and China's first and second class protected animals, such as giant pandas, golden monkeys, South China tigers, Siberian tigers, flamingos, Magellanic penguins, rhinos, etc. The entire zoo is divided into three areas, namely, herbivore area, beast area, and performance area (walking area). Visitors can also get close to animals and feed them.
Address: No. 4065, Xili Road, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Opening hours: 8:30-17:00, clearing time is 18:00.
Tickets: 200 yuan for adults, half price for students, children, and the elderly
Transportation: Take bus 101, 104, 226 and other buses to the zoo terminal
6. Dutch flower town
The Dutch Flower Town of Nanshan, Shenzhen is the center of Shenzhen’s culture, creativity, leisure, and art. It is also a place for couples and small families to spend their weekends. It is full of European style, as if it is the epitome of Holland. Visitors can see clogs, windmills, tulips, the three treasures of Holland, representative ancient Dutch buildings, and many small flower shops. If you want to improve your cultural understanding of flowers, you might as well go to the Flower Exhibition Hall to see the actual city flowers or pictures in cities around the world.
Address: 3008 Moon Bay Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Opening hours: open all day, general business hours of shops in the town: 8:00-19:00 (sometimes they open 1 hour earlier, sometimes they close by 1 hour)
Tickets: Free and open
Transportation: Take the subway to Qianhaiwan Station or get off at Daxin Station, or take bus 332 to the east gate of Zhongshan Park and walk for a while
7. Dameisha Seaside Park
Dameisha Seaside Park is full of subtropical seaside scenery. In summer, many Shenzhen residents and tourists like to come here to cool off and relax. Dameisha Seaside Park is divided into swimming area, sports area, leisure area, entertainment area, barbecue area and other parts. Children love sand, adults swim, and many fishing enthusiasts are fishing. If you want to play exciting games, you can play water bikes, ATVs, bungee jumping and other activities at your own expense.
Address: No. 33, Yankui Road, Dameisha, Yantian District, Shenzhen
Opening hours: 6:00 to 1:00 the next day
Tickets: Free and open.
Transportation: Take No. 103, No. b703, etc. at Dameisha Station or Haibin Bathing Station
8. Mangrove Reserve
The mangrove forest is located at the mouth of the Shenzhen River on the north east bank of Shenzhen Bay. Although it is on the seaside with Dameisha and Xiaomeisha, the difference between the mangrove forest is that there is no beach, but a tidal flat. The small fish and crabs on the tidal flat attract many waterfowls. Here, you can appreciate the peculiar ecological characteristics of mangrove plants, such as viviparous, buttock and aerial roots. There is a tourist trail along the mangrove forest. In the morning and evening, many people come to ride bicycles and walks. The sea breeze feels very comfortable.
Address: Shenzhen Bay, Binhai Avenue, Futian District, Shenzhen
Opening hours: 6:00-23:00
Ticket information: free and open
Transportation: Bus: J1,76,80, K113,229,231,305,317,322,337,382, K204, K105