Shenzhen’s Splendid China theme park features a vast array of miniature replicas of China’s most famous landmarks. The 75acre (30hectare) park showcases the history, culture, traditions, art and architecture of the various ethnic groups of China through the structures, which are about 1/15th the size of their reallife counterparts.
The buildings and historical attractions featured at Splendid China include famous sights such as the Terracotta Army, the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), the Summer Palace, and a mini replica of the Li River. Further miniature scenes from China’s natural world include the Huangguoshu Waterfall, Stone Forest and West Lake.
There are also several indoor and outdoor performances held at the park’s China Folk Culture Village.
Splendid China is situated by Shenzhen Bay in Overseas Chinese Town (OCT). It is around a 40-minute train ride from Luohu Station to the OCT stop on Line 1 of the Shenzhen Metro; take Exit D on arrival at the station. Alternatively, it’s a 30-minute bus ride, with numerous buses serving the area.