On our trip to Shenzhen, we visited the Window Of The World – a theme park that contains replicas of all major tourist attractions from every country in the world. At 180 yuan, the entry was much steeper than we had anticipated. But then again, there’s no cheaper way to see every monument in every country in such short time.
Window Of The World – In Pictures
The park is approximately 48 hectares, which is saying that it’s quite big. Unfortunately for us the day we arrived temperatures were soaring in the late 30’s. We were able to catch the replicas in the Asian zone of the theme park before we got exhausted and dehydrated. So for the rest of the park, we decided to jump onto the monorail and travel the “world” in style and take pictures from above.
The Eiffel Tower In China
Maybe I’m mistaken, but not all attractions were equal is size and stature. Of course, the biggest replica was that of the Eiffel Tower that was visible almost from every part of the theme park and never left our sight while on the monorail. Similarly, other attractions from Europe, and North America were much larger than those from Asia.
And A Taj Mahal In China?
Unlike the Eiffel Tower that was almost life-size, the replica of the Taj Mahal at the Window Of The World was much smaller. And the temples from Cambodia and Thailand, even smaller.
But that’s not taking away from the Window Of The World. It’s definitely worth visiting if you’re in Shenzhen and get sick of all the gadget shopping.
China – Copying Everything, Including The World
There should have been more pictures and videos of the Window Of The World in this album. Unfortunately, I had been shooting on a cheap ripoff of a GoPro camera that I had bought a day before in Shenzhen. Little did I know that the quality of photos and videos from that camera would be worse than those shot on a pre-historic camera and completely unusable. But then again, the camera was half the price of the admission ticket of the theme park. At least some replicas are better than the others.