In the Overseas Chinese Town of Shenzhen lies what has been aptly named Splendid China. Spread on a land area of 30 hectares is the world’s largest miniature park depicting historic, cultural and scenic China in one area.
The park is arranged in two distinct areas, namely the Comprehensive Service Area and the Scenic Spot Area. The latter plays host to some of the most amazing miniatures of China’s important attractions on a 1:15 scale. The attention paid to these miniatures is exquisite in detail. The making of it has involved the help of archaeologists and conservationists at the actual venue elsewhere in China as well as architects and construction experts.
Perhaps the most astounding miniature models are that of the 8th wonder of the world – the Terracotta warriors. The original masterpiece is located in the Shaanxi Province and was the work commissioned under the first Emperor of China. The replica of the mausoleum is made and arranged in exactly the same way.
Another wonder replica is the Great Wall of China which has been made in three distinct parts using the peculiar green bricks for one, scree for another and white stones for the third as in the original.
The Forbidden City otherwise known as the Imperial Palace has been replicated using its original yellow colour symbolising royalty. The Old Summer Palace known for its riches and luxury too has been miniaturised down to the details of its royal gardens.
Other famous Chinese landmarks too have their place in Splendid China as do various leisure parks and gardens, water parks and lakes.
At the comprehensive Service Area, food delicacies from various districts of China are available for visitors to enjoy.
Splendid China enables visitors to see all of China’s well known attractions and sights within 2-3 hours. Moreover the quality of the replicas is very high which are made with care to details. It presents an ideal option for a day out aided by the ample food court at the premises.