Windows of the World

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If you’re about to die and your wish is to travel around the world? What would you wish now? I will say, shallow as it may sound, but you have to go to Windows of the World, Shenzhen China. To basically grasp everything you’ve missed out.

Just kidding :P

I’ve been here for 3 times already with different company and it always fails me to “travel around the world”. I never finish it. It’s a 48 hectares theme park that requires a lot of walking and learning. The entrance fee is 100 RMB, when converted to peso, it’s 700 pesos. Affordable enough to spend it on a whole day of strolling.

At the start of the journey, they sell ‘passports’ that has all the attractions in it. You may choose to stamp it once you’ve visited the replica sites. It only costs around 20 RMB and a nice souvenir too.The route starts from Asia. You can go the other way and go to Antartica but it is best to go around Asia first since you’re currently in Asia.

You will see miniatures of each of the attraction. Some of it are just big as your regular table. Some are 1/2 or 1/4 of the actual size.

In Egypt, you can go inside the pyramid and there lies the tombs. There is also a small exhibit of the famous pharoahs and its rich history.

In the Grand Canyon, there is a boat slide that you may also ride.

The Taj Mahal, St. Peter’s Church, Sydney Opera House, and  to name a few, were nicely done in details.

The Europe replicas, in my opinion, just captures my breath away among the rest.

The great attraction must be is the Eiffel tower that you can actually ride until you make it to the top. It’s 1/3 of the actual size and almost perfect except with Chinese characters on its body. Hehe. Nice view too to see everything from the top.

There are several souvenir shops in every corners of the theme park.

There is also a skating rink from the Alpines and this is a nice place to hang out when it’s too hot outside.

For several years, it has been kept well-maintained and hasn’t lost its touch for thousands of people coming in everyday. That’s why the park holds its new activities and happenings and amazes me every visit. There are roving floats, dance, acrobatic performances, mimes, and many more in store for the tourists. Best of all, respective nations’ costumes can be rented out for souvenir pictures as well as cable cars for those who cannot walk long enough around the park. Stay at night and see the whole Eiffel tower lights up and their display of fireworks.

Windows of the World is just one of the main attractions you can visit at Shenzhen. There is also Splendid China, just beside Windows of the World that features their country China, a smaller version of Windows of the World. Happy Valley and Shenzhen Zoo park are a must visits too.

For more information, visit these links on how to get there and what to expect more from Windows of the World:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_of_the_World

http://www.chinahighlights.com/shenzhen/attraction/window-of-the-world.htm

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  • nathaniel asis

    hi! just want to know if there is no problem acquiring shenzen visa on arrival for philippine passport holders? and how much is the fee? pls. reply! thanks

  • http://karlytops.tumblr.com karlytops

    hi!

    i didn’t have a problem securing the china shenzhen visa. I’ve had it arranged by a travel agency from SM north edsa.

    The requirements are you have to present bank certificate requiring 70k show money, govt ids, nbi clearance, Certificate of employment, passport.

    As for the processing fee for the agency, it costs around 1900 each for a single entry to be processed in 4 working days. 3 days to 1 day would cost a whole lot more. So have it processed as early as you can. Double entry and multiple entries prices’ cost a little higher and subject to change.

    The prices may also vary in which agency you will apply to. I suggest you may also apply directly to Chinese embassy.

    For a complete list, you may visit this website, written by bf, http://www.awesomebum.com. He has the comprehensive list of requirements and fees for the application of China visa.

  • http://www.karlytops.com/ Karla Solis

    hi nathaniel!

    we didn’t have any problems securing it. Though you have to complete requirements. These includes the 70k show money bank certificate per each person, passport, NBI clearance, government ids, ITR.

    You may inquire and complete your visa requirements at the Chinese embassy and pay 1900 for a 4 day processing visa. 3 days to 1 day would require a bigger amount of money if you want it rush.

    We had it done with the travel agency (Active travel) at SM North Edsa and an additional fee of 500 pesos per each person is required. If you need an itinerary, an additional of 300 pesos is also required.

    Hope this helps! :D

    For a more detailed list, you may visit my bf’s page here:
    http://www.awesomebum.com/2012/10/chinese-visa-requirements-and-fees-for.html

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