With an over 5,000 years of brilliant history, China is a coverall country with diverse culture styles. Geographically speaking, they are distributed in different parts of China with the resulting difficulty of experiencing each ethnic group's architecture, their festivals and tasting their snacks during one of your visits. However, Splendid China Folk Village, which lies at the Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen, will help solve this problem. It is the first spot in China where you can learn of the folk cultures of China. In the village, you will see the distinctive architecture of ethnic groups and join their brilliant festivals.
Splendid China Folk Village is a theme park including two areas (Splendid China Miniature Park & China Folk Culture Village). China is a big and united family made up of 56 ethnic groups. The park's theme reflects the history, culture, art, ancient architecture, customs and habits of various nationalities. It is one of the world's largest scenery parks in the amount of scenarios reproduced. The more than 200,000 square meters (about 494 acres) has 24 peculiar cottages which are constructed at a ratio of 1:1 and are very welcoming to all visitors.
Over 100 major tourist attractions have been miniaturized and laid out according to the map of China. Most attractions have been reduced on a scale of 1:15. It is divided into Scenic Spot Area and Comprehensive Service Area. The entire park covers 30 hectares. Whether you are interested in historical buildings, beautiful scenery or exiting culture, Splendid China Folk Village may have something that interests everyone. Both young and old can enjoy great entertainment.
In addition, you can sample the cuisine of many different regions. A variety of food booths and restaurants are scattered throughout the park catering to all taste buds and budgets.
If you come at right time, you will be able to experience some unique festivals of the minorities. For example, in the Water-Splashing Festival, water is splashed on each other. In addition, the dragon-boat contest each spring, maintains the most important event in Dai people's lunar calendar.
They hope to get rid of evil and misfortune from the last year and anticipate blessings in the coming year. Come prepared to get thoroughly soaked. As for the coming Dragon boat festival, Splendid China Folk Village also has something appealing to offer. A fierce dragon boat race is indispensable, during which you may experience the spissated festival atmosphere. Other surprises are also on the air.
In addition, folk dances, local snacks and handicrafts delivered in Splendid China Folk Village are also appealing. You will be able to choose many souvenirs from the variety of diverse designs. The tasty snacks may leave you wanting more of these delicious foods. All in all, after strolling through the adventures there, you will have a greater understanding of some of the Chinese cultural groups.
Want to taste more authentic Chinese folk culture but sick of the hardship of travelling around? Splendid China Folk Village will be your ideal destination. Have fun!