Shenzhen Window of the World, one of the most famous Shenzhen attractions, is a theme park with large-scale cultural tourist spots. It’s located next to Shenzhen Happy Valley, in Overseas Chinese Town (OCT), a beautiful bay covering an area of 480,000 square meters in the western part of Shenzhen, jointly established by the Hong Kong China Traveling Service Group and Overseas Chinese Town Group with the investment of 6.5 billion. It carries forward the theme of world culture, with replicas of world-famous landscape, natural scenery, and performances of folk customs and folk songs and dances. It is a great place for going with your family, especially with young children, because there is so much there that you can learn about the world’s culture and geography in a fun way.
Around the World in One Day
The entire park is divided into 8 major parts: Square of the World, International Street, Asia Region, Europe Region, Africa Region, Americas Region, Oceania Region, and Garden of World Sculptures. The landscapes are built at the ratios of 1:1, 1:5 or 1:15.
The Square of the World is the entrance area of the park. It consists of the glass pyramids of Paris’s Louvre Museum, an 1,680 square meter relief wall, a splendid ancient Chinese gate, a 360 degree huge stage, and the gate of Temple of Horus. There are shows on the huge stage in the evenings.
The regions of the five continents make up the main part of the park. You can wander around from one continent to another and see wonders of the world like Taj Mahal, Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Leaning Tower of Pisa, and other famous scenic spots you can think of.
International Street is located in the east to the entrance of Window of the World, outside the paid area. The entrance is a replica of Grande Arche in Paris. The buildings by the streets are in Asian, European or Islamic styles, which makes you feel like you’re in a foreign town. You can find Garden of World Sculptures next to International Street. In this green garden full of lychee trees there’re about a hundred world-famous sculptures.
Shows And Performances
There are dozens of performances that show you cultures from all over the world at different spots in Window of the World every day, like dances, musicals, parades. The Windows of The World website has the show schedule.
Besides walking around to see the world within one day, there are other fun activities that you can do in Window of the World. There is a train in the park and you can take it to explore around in a faster and more relaxing way than walking. In the Indian Archery Field you can learn archery and experience the primitive fun. “Flying Over American” is a multi-dimension cinema where you hang in the air and watch the screen showing views of America from the sky and it make you feel like you’re flying over America.
Alps Ski World is the biggest indoor ice theme park in China. There’re ice sculptures, a skating rink and and a skiing field in it. If you’re from somewhere that snows, this may help cure your homesickness in the winter. There’s a different gate that leads to Alps Ski World and you can buy tickets that are only for it instead of paying for a ticket to Window of the World.
Other entertainment include Canyon flume ride, bobsled ride through the jungle, indoor roller coaster, exploring Jurassic Park, and watching a volcanic explosion.
Transportation & Other Information
To get there:
Shenzhen Metro Line 1 or Line 2 to Shi Jie Zhi Chuang (Window of the World) Station
day ticket: 180 RMB (half price for senior citizens aged 65 – 69 and children 1.2m to 1.5m in height, free for senior citizens aged 70 and above and children under 1.2m in height. )
night ticket: 60 RMB
(the same price for adults and children)
9:00 – 22:30
Entry time for night tickets: 19:30
Place Description (Chinese/中文): 大型文化旅游景区—-深圳世界之窗，位于中国广东省深圳湾畔美丽的华侨城，占地48万平方米，由香港中旅集团、华侨城集团共同投资6．5亿元兴建。她以弘扬世界文化为主题，集世界著名景观、自然风光、民俗风情和民间歌舞于一园，再现了一个美妙的世界。
Address & Contact
Address and contact information:
Chinese and Pinyin Name: 世界之窗
Place Address (English/Pinyin): No. 9037, Shennan Road, Overseas Chinese Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Website: Window of the World Shenzhen’s Website
Place Phone: +86 (755) 2660 8000
Resources and Reviews:
Shenzhen Window of the World on TripAdvisor
Shenzhen Window of the World Official Site
The Theme Park Guy