Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East)

Map of Overseas Chinese Town East
Map of Overseas Chinese Town East
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Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East) is a large ecological resort brimming with a natural landscape, small towns of western and oriental styles, and entertainment facilities. It has three themed parks: Knight Valley, Tea Stream Valley, and Wind Valley. You can also pay homage to Buddhist statues at Huaxing Temple. There are also wonderful performances played in the resort every day. The most famous ones are Heavenly Zen, a dancing performance revealing the Chinese tea culture, and Roaring Flood, a live-action stunt show.


Knight Valley

Once you enter the Overseas Chinese Town East, Knight Valley is the first park you will arrive in. As its name implies, some facilities there are quite challenging that require visitors to be as brave as a knight to conquer. There are five zones waiting for 'knights' to explore:

 Water Park

With an area of 20,067 square meters (24,000 square yards), Water Park in Overseas Chinese Town East contains a lot of interesting aquatic facilities, such as u-shaped slide, wave pool, and indoor drifting. You may see the 3-meter (10-feet) high huge wave and feel the passion of board surfing here. There is also an 6,689-square-meter (8,000-square-yard) indoor court offering different rafting and playing experiences.

 Rapids Forest

If you want to travel through primitive forest, you should not miss Rapids Forest in Overseas Chinese Town East. It has the greatest waterfall in China's coastal cities, Knight Valley Waterfall. It is 274 meters (300 yards) wide and has a large vertical drop of 42 meters (138 feet). This district is like a water garden abounding with colorful and blooming parterres and clear streams. Walking on the wooden footpath among the cozy forest and listening to the babbling sound of the stream is most pleasant.

 Seafield Village

Seafield Village is an American-style town with wine culture theme. You will find many exquisite houses built of logs and bricks along the road. The red tone of the houses gives the whole town a warm ambiance. There are bronze sculptures dotted along the street, demonstrating the process of making wine from grape-picking to brewing. You can treat yourself to the tastes of delicious cuisines and wine in Self-brewery House, Wine Experience House, and Lakeside Food Court.

 Ecological Valley

It is an adventure-themed tourist area, creating a virtual ecological world with a number of thrilling facilities, including Sea Exploration, 4,000 Miles to Earth Center, Wooden Roller Coaster, Hurricane Rescue, and Jungle Shuttle. Tourists will become eco-knights overcoming various challenges while exploring the unknown world of the valley.

 Peak Highland

It is the highest point in the Knight Valley and the best place to get a bird's-eye-view of the whole resort. The best viewing point is the Reaching the Pinnacle Skywalk. It is a glass walkway stretching out from the cliff. Although scaring, you will have a wide view with all the surrounding peaks under your foot. You can also have a try of many thrilling facilities on the top of the hill, such as the swirling Flying Wheel and the Walking in the Cloud Corridor between two peaks.


Tea Stream Valley

Tea is the oldest and the most popular drink in China. Its special flavor continues to attract many foreigners. In Tea Stream Valley of Overseas Chinese Town East, you will have close contact with this fragrant plant and further understand the profound tea culture in the Ancient Tea Town and Sanzhou Tea Garden. You can also feel the charm of nature in the Wetland Garden and be relaxed by enjoying the hot spring in Interlaken Town, both near the entrance of the Tea Stream Valley.

 Wetland Garden

The first stop in the Tea Stream Valley is the Wetland Garden. A number of insects, butterflies, frogs, and other animals which are favor of wetland environment live in this garden. There are also the botanical garden and flower fields where you can get in touch with plants.

 Interlaken Town

Then, you will get to the Interlaken Town, modeled after the architectural features of Switzerland. Besides romantic charm, the Interlaken Parade and shows on the Cuckoo Clock Stage will turn the town into a sea of joy. You can also relax and wash away your tiredness in Interlaken Spa.

 Sanzhou Tea Garden

Having viewed many elegant western-style buildings, your next stop, Sanzhou Tea Garden, will take you into the world of tea. Lush green tea fields together with bamboo, wooden bridges, and simple log cabins take you into a typical southern China tea garden. Among an eyeful of greenness, you may find brightly-dressed women picking fine tea leaves in the fields. What a joyful scene!

 Ancient Tea Town

There, you may have a chance to watch elegant tea master performing the tea ceremony in a wooden pavilion. Surrounded by lush bamboo groves, it feels like being in movie scenes of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In the Ancient Tea Town, you will hear only the sounds of leaves rustling in the wind and gurgling water. It really provides you an idyllic place to enjoy the perfume of tea.


Wind Valley

Besides visiting distinctive towns and natural scenery, you can also play golf in the Wind Valley of Overseas Chinese Town East. There are two high-grade 18-hole golf courses and a natural driving range with 66 hitting bays. You can find a professional coach to guide you and feel the joy of this sport.


Huaxing Temple

Covering an area of 11,706 square meters (14,000 square yards), Huaxing Temple in Overseas Chinese Town East is surrounded by the above three themed zones, just like a lotus seat of Buddha encircled by mountains and rivers. The temple consists of the gorgeous Mahavira Palace, pure Qibao Lotus Pond, dignified Guanyin Seated on Lotus Statue, and Veda Icon.

Mahavira Palace is the core architecture of the temple, worshipping the Three Saints of Buddhism: Vairocana, Manjushri, and Samantabhadra. Behind the palace is the statue of Guanyin Seated on Lotus, which is made of 158-ton gold-like copper with a height of 23.3 meters (76.4 feet). You can find four figures of Guanyin (Bodhisattvas) facing different directions. On the top of the statue is an oval tower-shaped hollow relief of Amitabha Buddha sitting on a lotus.



 Heavenly Zen

It is a great dance performance to show you the development of Chinese tea culture. The tea culture emphasizes the unity of man and nature. People use fire to boil water and then pour the hot water and tea leaves into a teapot to brew the drink. Two natural elements, fire and water, as well as hand-made pottery all play important roles in making tea. Lacking either of them, the flavor would be lame. In this way, tea perfectly embodies this unification. Heavenly Zen explains this idea vividly through dance moves in three chapters named Water, Fire, and Pottery. You will also get a better understanding of the spread history of the tea culture by viewing the show.

Ticket Price CNY150
Performing Time Every 15:00
Location OCT-East Theater

 Roaring Flood

It is a thrilling live-action stunt performance simulating a roaring flood that destroys villages and boats. The show combines motorboat stunt show, blasting, water skiing, and high-level acrobatics, just like a Hollywood blockbuster performed for your amazement.

Ticket Price Free
Performing Time Weekdays: 11:00, 14:30, 16:00
Weekends: 11:00, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00
Location Knight Valley

 There are also many performances you can enjoy while you're staying in the resort. Here is the performance schedule:

Performance Time Location
Kiddie Park Stage Show Weekends and Holidays: 10:30, 11:30, 15:30, 16:30 (No performances from Monday to Friday) Kiddie Park in Knight Valley
Dynamic Day Street Show Monday to Friday: 10:30, 15:00, 16:00
Weekends and Holidays: 10:00, 11:00, 15:00, 16:00
Seafield Town in Knight Valley
Squads Parade Holidays: 15:30 Knight Valley
Music Train 14:30, 16:30 From Theater Train Station to Interlaken Station
Birds Show 11:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 12:30, 13:00 – 13:30, 14:00 – 14:30, 15:00 – 15:30, 16:00 – 16:30
(Two more shows on holidays during 10:00 – 10:30 and 17:00 – 17:30)
Four-season Botanical Garden in Tea Stream Valley
Ancient Tea Town Show 12:40 – 13:00, 14:10 – 14:30, 15:40 – 16:00
(One more show on weekends during 16:40 – 17:00)
Tea Mountain Platform
13:30 – 14:00, 15:00 – 15:30, 16:10 – 16:40
(One more show on weekends during 12:00 – 12:30)
Ancient Town Opera Stage
The Sound of Music Violin Solo 11:30 – 11:50, 13:30 – 13:50, 14:50 – 15:10 Cuckoo Clock Stage
Puppet Show &  Saxophone Solo 12:00 – 14:40, 15:10 – 15:50, 16:40 – 17:20
Concert 12:50 – 13:20, 14:20 – 14:50, 16:10 – 16:40
Conjuring Show 13:50 – 14:00
Clown Performance 14:00 – 14:15, 15:50 – 16:05, 17:20 – 17:35
Swiss Bagpipe Show 13:00 – 17:00 Interlaken Town


How to get to Overseas Chinese Town East

 By city bus
Take bus 103, 308, 380B, 387, E26, M437, M438, M520, PJ5, PJ6, PJ9, Tour bus Line 1, Tour Bus Line 8, Sightseeing Bus Line 1, Dameisha Beach Holiday Bus Line 1, Dameisha Beach Holiday Bus Line 1 or Dameisha Holidau Bus Line 2 to Dongbu Huaqiaocheng (Overseas Chinese Town East) Station.
Shenzhen Bus / Subway Search

 By through bus of the scenic area:

Bus Lines Boarding Time and Place
Line 1 8:00 Futian Transport Hub
8:15 Gangsha Bus Stop
8:45 Guomao Bus Stop (Exit B of Guomao Station of Subway Line 1)
9:10 Parking Lot of the Knight Valley
Line 2 7:50 Baoan Duzhidu Hotel
8:15 Overpass Near the North Gate of Shenzhen University
8:40 Gangsha Bus Stop
9:00 Parking Lot of the Knight Valley

Entrance Fee

Knight Valley CNY 200
Tea Stream Valley CNY 180
Combo Ticket of Tea Stream Valley and Heavenly Zen CNY 250
One-day Combo Ticket of Knight Valley and Tea Stream Valley CNY 300
Two-day Combo Ticket of Knight Valley and Tea Stream Valley CNY 350
Water Park Free for visitors holding any ticket above.

Children less than 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) high enjoy free entry to each themed park; children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) should pay half of the price to enter the parks;
The ticket price includes the fare of ropeway, mini-train, and funicular. You don't have to pay the extra fee for taking them.


Opening Hours

Weekdays Weekends and Holidays
Knight Valley 9:30 – 18:00 9:00 – 18:00
Tea Stream Valley 9:30 – 17:30 9:00 – 18:00
Wind Valley 9:30 – 17:30 9:00 – 17:30
Huaxing Temple 9:30 – 17:30 9:00 – 17:30

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Questions & Answers on Overseas Chinese Town East
Asked by Cynthia from MALAYSIA | Oct. 25, 2018 03:37Reply
If I am staying at Shenzhen ZTL Laojie. How to take metro to Splendid China Folk Village?
Answers (1)
Answered by David from USA | Oct. 26, 2018 00:00

First take the bus No.392 and get off at Baishizhou 3 and then walk about 3 minutes to the metro stop and get on the metro line 1 and get off at Overseas Chinese Town. Then walk about 9 minutes to the village.
Asked by Catherine from MALAYSIA | Oct. 25, 2018 03:31Reply
If I am staying at Shenzhen Laojie how to take subway to OCT East (Knight Valley)
Answers (1)
Answered by Sheas from USA | Oct. 26, 2018 00:07

You can first take the bus E18 at Shiyan Bus Station, about 5-minute walk from Laojie. Then get off at Shenzhen petroleum building where to transfer to the bus E526 and get off at Meisha hospital. Then walk about 5 minutes to your destination.
Asked by Vinoth from INDIA | Oct. 19, 2018 09:26Reply
How to reach Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town (Oct) metro station to Oct east ?
I am staying in near OCT Metro station .I want go to OCT East . How can I go there ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Taylor from USA | Oct. 21, 2018 20:00

It is quite convenient that you just need to take the metro line 1 Luobao Line at the OCT metro station and then get off at OCT east station. The whole ride just takes about 20 minutes.
Asked by Wendy from MALAYSIA | Sep. 29, 2018 21:50Reply
We are staying in Shenzhen Sunon Hotel. How do we get to OCT East?
Can we take the subway (how long is the journey & cost) or is there any OCT tour buses which we can take? Can taxi take 5 persons?
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Answered by David from USA | Sep. 30, 2018 01:09

Hi Wendy, you don't need to take the metro and you can take the direct bus No.103 at Outpatient Department 2 station, about 8 minutes' walk from your hotel. Then get off at Mecha Hospital station. Walk about 5 minutes later, you will see the OCT Bay. The whole ride takes about 1.5 hours and CNY5. There is no tourism bus line near the hotel to OCT Bay.
Answered by Wendy from MALAYSIA | Sep. 30, 2018 02:13

I read that there is a tourist sightseeing bus from Menzhenbu Station on Shennan East Road, near Laojie Station exit C, to OCT East, is that correct?
Answered by David | Sep. 30, 2018 02:42

Sorry, I didn't find the bus online.
Answered by Wendy from MALAYSIA | Oct. 30, 2018 20:22

Any idea how much a taxi would cost to got to OCT East from Laojie? Can 1 taxi take 5 pax or do they have those bigger taxi? Thanks
Answered by Julius from INDIA | Oct. 30, 2018 23:22

Dear, the taxi cost is about CNY170 - 180. And a normal taxi can only accommodate 4 passengers and you'd better hire a business class coach with 7 seats.
Answered by Wendy from MALAYSIA | Oct. 31, 2018 19:30

Thanks for your reply. Actually we have 10 pax in our group. How much is the business class coach, can it take 10 pax?
Answered by Julius | Nov. 01, 2018 00:35

It may cost about CNY500 a day and you can choose the coach with ten seats.
Answered by Wendy from MALAYSIA | Nov. 01, 2018 02:33

Where do we get these 10 seater coaches?
Answered by Julius | Nov. 04, 2018 21:55

Maybe you can ask the hotel you live in to help you book one.
Asked by Syella Sinsilia from INDONESIA | May. 18, 2018 01:17Reply
Transportation from Laojie to OCT Bay
I will be staying in Laojie, what is the best transportation to OCT Bay?
If I plan to go to Coco Park after OCT Bay, what transportation should I take? subway or taxi? How much is the cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by William from GERMANY | May. 18, 2018 01:51

Take subway line 1 to Qiao Cheng Dong and then walk southwest for several minutes to the bay.
To the park, you can also take subway line 1 to Gou Wu Gong Yuan and then walk south for 3mins to there.
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