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Splendid China

The building on the hillSplendid China is an comprehensive miniature park at the Overseas Chinese Town in Shenzhen. The theme of the park is to reflect the history, culture, art, ancient architecture, customs and habits of various nationalities. It is one of the world's largest scenery parks in the amount of scenarios reproduced.

Over 100 major tourist attractions have been miniaturized in a ratio of 1:15 and positioned to replicate their geographical locations. It is divided into Scenic Spot Area and Comprehensive Service Area. The Splendid China covers 30 hectares. The exhibits are surrounded by pleasant gardens with many flowers and trees. Walking in Splendid China can be very relaxing. Apart from the miniature buildings and scenic spots, one may see over 50,000 ceramic figures in the different locations.

Scenic Spot Area

The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses ranked as the eighth wonder of the world are located at Xian City, Shaanxi Province. Qinshihuang, the first emperor of China in the Qin Dynasty(A.D.221 - 206), ordered more than 700,000 workmen to build him a grand mausoleum, after he ascended the throne. In Splendid China the terracotta figures have been faithfully reproduced and arranged like the originals. The entire assemblage is very grand.

The Great Wall, with a total length of 6,700 kilometers (about 4,163.3 miles), is the world's longest protective wall. It was originally built in the Qin Dynasty (A.D.221- 206) and repaired many times during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). In Splendid China, tourists may see three miniaturized sections of the wall made of scree, white stone and small green bricks respectively. These green bricks were specially made and brought from Beijing.

The Forbidden City, also called The Imperial Palace, is the largest and best-preserved ancient architectural complex in China. In Splendid China, the miniature encompasses the gorgeous spectacle of Emperor Guangxu's (1875 - 1908) marriage. The Forbidden City has been ornately and beautifully replicated and as with the original the dominant color is yellow, the symbol of the royal family.

The Old Summer Palace, also called Yuan Ming Yuan, was a cultural treasure house of luxurious jewelry, priceless paintings, calligraphy works and rare antiques in the past. But the real Old Summer Palace was reduced into a ruin by the Allied British and French Armies in 1860 and again by the Eight-Powers Allied Army in 1900. In Splendid China the miniature of the Old Summer Palace shows a recreation of the complete and original royal garden. It has been made according to a full and authoritative plan that was found by accident in the Forbidden City in 1990.The model of minority in Splendid China

Surely, there are also many other places of interests worldly famous like the the Ancient Observatory of Beijing, the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, Tibet's Potala Palace, Mt. Huangshan, Li River and so on in Splendid China.

Splendid China also hosts several shows depicting various events in Chinese History (e.g. a horse riding show depicting a battle led by Genghis Khan), Chinese Cultural Show, etc. Some of the shows are only performed on weekends.

 

Splendid China Tour

There are cars and trains to transport visitors around the Splendid China, making it possible to visit the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Temple of heaven, Three Gorges Dam, Potala Palace and the Terracotta Army in one day.

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