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Old Posted Jun 30, 2015, 2:41 PM
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The Window of the World is a theme park located in Overseas Chinese Town (OCT), Nanshan district, in the western part of the city of Shenzhen, that is themed around famous buildings, structures, sculptures and other things in the world. Many of them are 1/3 of the full scale and the main focus is on Europe and USA. OCT also features other large theme parks (that we didn't visit), like Splendid China (minatures or replicas of the most Chinese structures), the Alps Village, China Folk Cultural Village ( a full scale traditional village with people in traditional clothes) and Happy Valley (an amusement park). We chosed Windows of the World has about 130 reproductions of some of some the most famous tourist attractions in the world on a size of 48 hectares. The 108 metre tall Eiffel Tower dominates the skyline and the sight of the Pyramids, Manhattan skyline (pre -9/11), Arch of Triumph, Big Ben, Washington, Bangkok temples, Angkor Vat, Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, a large Niagara Falls, Venezuela falls, a Mexican pyramid and many more famous landmarks all in proximity to each other, about 1/3 of the orignal, can be found in the theme park. There is also a full size Myanmar village, Dutch villages and European villages as well as a Japanese garden inside this enormous theme park. It is actually so big that you can take a monorail or hire bikes to get around the theme parks. At the entrance you will find impressive fountains, and replicas of historical landmarks around the world, much larger then in equal theme parks in Europe for example.

Windows of the World is very similar in name to the Windows on the World, a restaurant that used to be on the top of WTC, New York before 9/11. We spent most of the second day in Shenzhen in this theme park, and a small part in the Alps village, at least a full day is recommended.

Alps Village and Nanshan district skyline.

Angkor Wat

Grand Palace in Bangkok


Manhattan, still with the old WTC!

Arch of Triumph

The Eiffel Tower is about 1/3 of the original (108m), complete with an observation deck!

Metro station
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