Splendid China is a fun entertainment complex. Here, the focus is on miniature Chinese sites, intended to reflect the history, culture, art, ancient architecture and customs and habits of various nationalities in China in a display of some of China's most famous sites and life sized pottery animals and figures. The delicate gardens of Suzhou are mimicked here, as is the Great Wall.
There is also a traditional shopping street with an endless array of handicrafts and antiques and a restaurant area offering traditional cuisine from throughout the country.
This is an entertaining place and provides some diversion from the gray drabness and serious atmosphere that haunts much of this city.
The China Folk Culture Villages
The China Folk Culture Villages are located close to Splendid China and the Window of the World entertainment parks nearby to the Shekou ferry terminal.
This is a fun place which recreates 24 ethnic minority villages from throughout China in downtown Shenzhen. The villages present ethnic architectural styles, folk customs, art and music, attempting to reflect the rich folk customs and culture of China's various nationalities. Various replicas of scenic spots are here including a stone forest from Yunnan and a coconut forest from Hainan. You can choose to walk around the villages, cycle or take a boat trip. Just spend an afternoon or morning to learn something about the many nationalities living in China! There's a huge folk song and dance party here every evening.