Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Shenzhen Trip

We had a one day tour in Shenzhen last 5th of April, it is a city of sub provincial administrative status in southern China's Guangdong province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. We went there via MTR from Hong Kong and the last station seemed to the border. The immigration line was crazy but the process for us went smoothly. We only had one goal that time, that is to visit Window of the World and it was 11 train stations away from the border.

Window of the World is a theme park located in the western part of the city of Shenzhen. Inside of it were miniatures of some of the world's most famous tourist attractions. At first, I wasn't that excited as I was able to see some of the sites on their real forms. But eventually, I was able to appreciate the park and enjoyed the mini displays of some of the world's treasures. Very dominant was the Eiffel Tower and the Pyramids of Egypts. Also, the landscape of Holland with windmills and tulips are very refreshing to the eyes because of it's colorful presentation. The Colosseum from Italy was quite nice.
The theme park also boasts Asia's pride such as Borobudur from Indonesia, Taj Mahal of India, Mount Fuji from Japan and Cambodia's Angkor Wat. In total, there are about 130 reproductions of beautiful sites that are squeezed into 48 hectares. We got very tired so we decided to eat noodles inside the vicinity before leaving.
We went into this place (sorry I forgot the name) and based from it's environment, it was the shopping place of Shenzhen. Multiple buildings and mini malls were dominating the place and the prices were quite cheap. But after almost 2 hours of touring the place, I only managed to buy a neck massager pillow. The girls were able to purchase stuff toy and foods. The place was so crowded and twas so hot. But still, it was another experience from a foreign land which I think is the primary reason of travelling.


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