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Travel to Shenzhen, China
China bound? Don’t pass up the chance to visit one of the cradles of ancient civilization, even if traveling for business. China is such a place that offers both urban charm with a rich history.
To understand China, you have to experience it first hand. Shenzhen, while offering modern attractions, interestingly offers a glimpse of China’s past.
Near the border from Hong Kong, in southern Guangdong province, Shenzhen is actually a special economic zone. One of the riveting attractions within the city is the Splendid China museum. Splendid China is a 30-hectare miniature park that’s one of the world’s largest. You’ll find much of China’s famous landmarks, ancient architecture & art, and a depiction of customs and other aspects of the Chinese cultural heritage attractions in one place.
A guided tour of Shenzhen will reveal some of the destination’s best gems. Soak in the historic sites in the E. District of Longgang, including the Hakka Folk Customs Museum and Enclosures, characterized by numerous concentric circular homes built inside a peripheral wall. Inside are age-old Hakka residences, a few of which still have items that are remnants from the Qing Dynasty.
Shenzhen’s nearness to Hong Kong and Macau make it a natural domestic and international transportation hub. Visitors flock to it not only for business & shopping but also for sightseeing. The city has a pleasant year-round weather. Summer’s long while winter tends to be short but the climate does not get extreme.
Among Shenzhen’s myriad of attractions, one of the most popular is the Windows to the World, a theme park filled with miniature tourist scenic spots around the world. These include Eiffel Tower in Paris, The Leaning Tower of Piza, Niagara Falls in Ontario Canada, the Taj Mahal in Delhi, the ancient pyramids of Egypt, and others. Natural landscapes, folk dwellings and customs are likewise showcased.