Back in the 1970s, Shenzhen was but a small fishing village. Its only claim of fame back then was a border-cross into the neighboring British colony Hong Kong. In 1980, as the China's Communist government launched its free-market-oriented reform, Shenzhen was made the nation's first Special Economic Zone. Since then, Shenzhen has grown dramatically to become one of the most important cities in China. With a total population of over 8 million, the city now plays a critical role in China's economic life and in the country's exchanges with the outside world.



  1. Chinese Folk Culture Park

    The Folk Culture Park (Zhongguo Minsu Wenhua Cun), which is next to Splendid China, is consisted of twenty-odd "villages" that features ethnic cultures of China, demonstrating the particular costumes, customs, dances and music. On Subway Line 1.

  2. Dongmen Market

    This is a busy shopping area, with hundreds of stores, retail and wholesale, large and small, featuring a great variety of inexpensive goods. Baima (White Horse) Apparels Wholesale Market is one of the largest of its kind in the region. Domgmen Market is approximately 3 km north of Shenzhen Railway Station and Luohu (Lo Wu) Cross on the border with Hong Kong.

  3. Happy Valley Amusement Park

    Occupying 86 acres of land, Happy Valley (Huanlegu) Amusement Park offers thrilling rides. Divided into 9 nine thematic areas - Cartoon City, Mountain Adventures, Goldmine Town, etc. North of Splendid China and Folk and Window of the World; accessible by Subway Line 1.

  4. Splendid China Park

    Splendid China Park (Jinxiu Zhonghua) is a miniature park. Occupying an area of 30,000 square meters, the park presents over 80 scaled-down models of China's foremost landmarks, including natural scenes and historical sites. The park is located in the western part of Shenzhen, accessible by Subway Line 1.

  5. Window of the World

    Window of the World (Shijie Zhi Chuang) is a miniature park featuring various landmarks from around the world, such as Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Egyptian pyramids, and the White House. Nearby is the sister park Splendid China, which features miniaturized sights of China. Served by Subway Luobao Line and Shekou Line.