Monday, March 17, 2008

Tourist Attractions in Shenzhen

Tourist Attractions in Shenzhen

Binhai Thoroughfare: The 9.6 km road is flanked with coconut trees and fascinating sea views.
Boundary Stones of Zhongying Street: A historic site under provincial protection, the eight boundary stones are located in the middle of Zhongying Street in Shatoujiao Township, Yantian District, where Shenzhen and Hong Kong meet. They bear witness to the occupation of Chinese territory by British colonists following the Opium War.

China Folk Culture Villages: Covering 180,000 square meters, it is one of the four well-known tourist attractions of the city's Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) and the first in the country to blend folk cultures and the architecture of all nationalities in China.

Chiwan Ancient Fort: This fort lies east of Chiwan Village in Nanshan District. Built during the reign of Emperor Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty, it was a proof to the then coastal defense facilities.

Chiwan Beacon Tower: Built in the 27th year ruled by Emperor Hongwu in the Ming Dynasty, this was the most important beacon tower in Dongguan in the Ming Dynasty. It lies atop Mount Xiaonanshan, Chiwan.

Chiwan Tianhou Temple: The temple lies beside Chiwan Village in Nanshan District. It is the largest temple in honor of the heavenly queen in Guangdong Province, enjoying a fame in Hong Kong, Macao and Southeast Asia.

Dameisha Relics: Located beside Dameisha Village, objects dating from the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age have been found at this site.

Dapeng Fortress: A historic site under State protection, the fort is located in Pengcheng Village in Dapeng Township, Longgang District. Built in the Ming Dynasty, it has survived for over 600 years.

Diwang Mansion Top-floor Sightseeing: The 384-meter-high Diwang Mansion and 360-meter-tall SEG Building are Shenzhen's two highest tourist attractions.

Evergreen Resort: Located along Moon Bay near Mount Dananshan, it covers 200,000 square meters and is Shenzhen's first sightseeing farm, featuring its simplicity and rural setting.

Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens: Located in Liantang, Luohu District, it is home to Hongfa Temple, one of the largest in Guangdong Province. It has set up many gardens focusing on different plants and has more than 3,000 varieties. The late leader Deng Xiaoping planted a Banyan Tree in the garden in 1992.

General Lai Enjue's Cemetery: The cemetery is situated in Wangqitang, Dapeng Township. General Lai was originally buried in Dakengshang Village and his tomb was removed here in the third year ruled by Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Golden Beaches in the East: With Dameisha, Xiaomeisha and Xichong beaches threading along its coastline, eastern Shenzhen is a combination of green mountains, blue sea and golden beaches. It is being built into a recreational and tourist resort to appeal to holidaymakers. The Dameisha Beach Park is open to the public free of charge.

Happy Valley; A member of the new generation of theme parks set up by the OCT, it offers unusual and adventurous activities.

Hehu New Building: Built in the 56th year ruled by Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty, this building is located in Luoruihe Village in Longgang Township, Longgang District. It took three generations 22 years to finish the building, which is among best-preserved Hakka-style residential buildings in Guangdong.

Honey Lake: Situated in the west of Futian New City Center and neighboring Shennan Thoroughfare, the resort blends recreation with sightseeing, boasting a world-class water park.

Minsk World: Opened on May 10, 2000, Minsk World was transformed from the world's fifth largest aircraft carrier into a military-themed tourist attraction. Located at Dapeng Bay, Shatoujiao, the Minsk was originally built by the former Soviet Union.

Nantou Ancient City: Situated in Jiujietou Village in Nanshan District, it is testimony to Shenzhen's ancient civilization and history and is praised as a common historical resource shared by Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Places of Historical and Cultural Interest: Shenzhen is home to over 40 protected historical and cultural sites, including Zhongying Street, Dapeng Fortress, Hakka buildings and Tainhou Temple.

Shaodi Emperor's Mausoleum: West of Chiwan Village in Nanshan District, it was built and renovated in memory of the last emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty.

Shennan Thoroughfare: Stretching westwards for 20 kilometers along the 26-kilometer-long Shennan Thoroughfare is a parkway. Every intersection and building along the road are carefully decorated with plants and flowers.

Shenzhen Safari Park: Covering 120,000 square meters and situated by Xili Lake, the park is the country's first subtropical garden displaying wild animals, plants and natural history.

Shenzhen Waterlands Resort: Located in the hi-tech, high-yield and high-returns agriculture base in Bao'an District's Shajing Township, the resort has a distinctive sea view and rural scenery. This has made the area another natural resort, covering an area of 20 square kilometers.

Splendid China: Situated along Shenzhen Bay, the park covers an area of 300,000 square meters. It is one of the world's largest miniature scenic spots, reflecting China's natural landscape and cultural history.

Wenwudi Palace: Situated in Pingshan Township, Longgang District, it is the best-preserved palace of its kind in the city.

Window of the World: Situated on the south side of Shennan Thoroughfare and along the Shenzhen Bay, it occupies an area of 480,000 square meters. It collects wonders from around the world: historic sites, natural landscapes, folk architecture, sculptures, paintings, folk singing and dancing.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Moon Bay Park

I spent most of my weekend at this park, it is very new having been just completed and opened in May of 2007. What is fun is that it has trees that are over 100 years old they are very unique with a twisty kind of trunk. See the text above. It also has some great sculptures and man made features.

Moon Bay is near Mount Dananshan, it is a very nice park with nice green areas and water features. No bikes or cars are allowed, Yahoo! It is just far enough away from the current housing and new enough that you feel like you can walk around without feeling that you are in a popular zoo and your the attraction.