Shenzhen, China Cruise Port
The cruise port of Shenzhen, one of China’s wealthiest cities covering ten districts is home to some of the most modern buildings worldwide. Decades ago, it was a market town of about 30,000 people. Now, it is home to about 15 million people. When it comes to the climate, just think sub-tropical Hong Kong with mild winters and hot and humid summers. This city is considered a miniature of China with tourist attractions such as Chinese Folk Culture Village, Safari Park and numerous beach resorts. Cruising to Shenzhen will unveil the modern cityscape which is a direct result of a vibrant economy made possible by rapid foreign investments. As one of the largest manufacturing hubs in the world, it was only a matter of time before a cruise port was introduced to the city. Thanks to its well-developed public transport system and ever expanding metro, the recent construction of Tai Zi Bay Cruise Terminal will become the only port in China that is capable of accommodating the world’s largest cruise ships.
Window of the World is a large theme park with an interesting night time entertainment and firework display for the entire family. Stroll around 130 miniature replicas of some of the most famous sights in the world – everything from Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon, to Palace of Versailles and Sydney Opera House. Indoor ski slopes and an archery field are also available for sport enthusiasts.
Walk up the 700 neatly concrete steps to the top of Nanshan Mountain and take in views of its beautiful lush green hills. There’s no entry charge and the park in open from 6:00am to 9:00pm.
Sea World is another sight you won’t want to miss! Contrary to its name, this is just a popular plaza with no aquarium. Be sure to stop by one of the numerous Western and European style restaurants, cafes and clubs for a nice meal. Bars like McCawleys, The Tavern and the more upmarket Terrace are known for their excellent German and Irish beers.