Shenzhen, the one-time small fishing village, singled-out by late Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, the chief designer of Chinese reform and opening, is a so-called one of the Special Economic Zones in China originally established in 1978. Now, Shenzhen has developed into an international city with great influence, creating the “Shenzhen Speed” which attracts worldwide attention. Meanwhile, Shenzhen enjoys the good fame of City of Design, City of Piano and City of Maker.
Shenzhen is the only city that owns seaports, airports and land ports in China. The number of ports here ranks first in China. Its seaports are especially developed. The Shenzhen Port ranks sixth among world container ports. Shenzhen’s container shipping handling capacity continues to rank third among the world’s ports. Luohu Port is the largest land passenger port in China and Huanggang Port is the largest land freight port. Besides the ports, Guangshen and Jingjiu railways link Hong Kong, Shenzhen and inland cities.
Shenzhen is one of the economic centers of China, ranking the third in the economic aggregate of mainland China for a long time, and ranking the second in the 2012 list of the world's most economically competitive cities by the British economist. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange, one of the two stock exchanges in mainland China (the other is in Shanghai), was established on December 1, 1990.
Shenzhen is in the front rank of mainland Chinese cities in terms of comprehensive economic power. It ranked third in GDP among mainland Chinese cities in 2018, while it ranked second in GDP per capita during the same period. Shenzhen’s foreign trade exports have ranked first among mainland China’s cities for 23 years in a row. It also ranks third in the use of foreign capital.
Shenzhen is home to some of the China’s successful high-tech companies, such as Huawei, JXD, Konka, Netac, Skyworth, Tencent, ZTE, BYD, SF Express. It is host to over 270 of the world’s Global 500 enterprises. It is worth mentioning that the number of international patent applications filed in Shenzhen has ranked No.1 among mainland Chinese cities for 14 years in a row.
Window of the World
The Window of the World is a well-known theme park in Shenzhen. As the name suggests, it is the window into the world. There are miniatures of famous landscapes from all over the world, such as the Thai Royal Palace in Thailand, the Taj Mahal in India, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, etc. There are also various cultural showcase, such as Japanese tea ceremony, African song and dance performances. It is a good place to take photos and absorb a lot of knowledge at one go, as well as enjoy recreational facilities available on ground.
Splendid China Folk Village
Splendid China Folk Village is composed of two parts, Splendid China Miniature Park and China Folk Culture Village. Splendid China Miniature Park has many miniatures of famous Chinese attractions, such as the mini version of the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, Mogao Caves, and Huangguoshu Waterfall. In China Folk Culture Village, there are 24 villages that allow you to experience folk customs and watch folk performances by China's 56 ethnic groups.
Shenzhen Happy Valley is an old theme park in Shenzhen. The park has nine existing theme sections and a total of more than 100 amusement rides and programmes that are ideal for people of all ages. The nine sections are namely the Spanish Square, the Castle Fantastic, the MT Adventurous, the Gold Mine Town, the Shangri-La, the Typhoon Bay, the Sunshine Coast, the Happy Time Village and the most famous Playa Maya water park that was awarded the "Tourism Innovation Award" by World Waterpark Association. It is especially popular in the summer when temperatures are high. Shenzhen Happy Valley also has several performance segments here that are very engaging.
Shenzhen Safari Park
Shenzhen Safari Park is located in Nanshan District. It is the first safari in the country. They have a rich animal collection that features animals from all over the world. There are rare breeds, such as the rare ligers and tigons, as well as performances that will get you excited. The large-scale animal musical "Carnival of 100 Animals" is also very entertaining. The attraction is a good destination for family outings.
Evergreen Resort is located in Moon Bay, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. There are more than ten scenic spots such as tropical rain forest, Jurassic Park, butterfly farm, fruit and fruit park, and it is very suitable for a weekend getaway. In addition to the visits, Qingqing World offers many other workshops, such as pottery, batik, and so on, which will help children develop their hands-on skills.
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