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

 Rapids Forest

If you want to travel through primitive forest, you should not miss Rapids Forest. It has the greatest waterfall in China's coastal cities, Knight Valley Waterfall. It is 300 yards (274 meters) wide and has a large vertical drop of 138 feet (42 meters). 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, 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 14,000 square yards (11,706 square meters), Huaxing Temple 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 76.4 feet (23.3 meters). 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.

 Performances

 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


 Transportation

 By city bus
Take bus J1, Dameisha Holiday Special Line 2, Airport Line 6, E12, Peak Express Line 58, 103B, 308, 380B, 380A, M437, or M465, and get off at Overseas Chinese Town East Station.
 Shenzhen Bus / Subway Search

 By through bus of the scenic area:

Bus Lines Boarding Time and Place
Line 1 7:40, Baoan Duzhidu Hotel
8:00, Overpass Near the North Gate of Shenzhen University
8:10, Window of the World (Near the Pyramid)
8:40, 2nd Platform of Gangxia (opposite the Exit A of Gangxia North Subway Station)
8:50, Guomao Bus Station
9:10, Jubao Lukou Bus Station
Line 2 7:20, West Square of Shenzhen North Railway Station
7:30, Exit of Minzhi Tianhong Parking Lot
7:40, Shaxia Bus Station ( At the Gate of Wanzhong City)
8:00, Huawei Baicao Garden
8:10, Jinlongyu Bus Station (At the Exit B of Yangmei Subway Station)
8:50, Guomao Bus Station


 Admission Fee

Knight Valley CNY 200
Tea Stream Valley CNY 180
Wind Valley Free Entry
* CNY 550 for playing golf on ordinary days, CNY630 on weekends and holidays
Huaxing Temple Free Entry
Interlaken Spa CNY 198
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
Combo Ticket of Knight Valley and Water Park CNY 235
* Rent of the swim ring in Water Park: CNY 10 (Deposit: CNY 50)

 Tips
Children less than 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) high enjoy free entry to each themed park; children between 3.9 and 4.9 feet (1.2 and 1.5 meters) 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

Knight Valley Weekdays: 9:30 – 17:30
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 – 17:30
Tea Stream Valley Weekdays: 9:30 – 18:00
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 – 18:00
Wind Valley 9:00 – 17:00
Huaxing Temple 9:00 – 17:00
Interlaken Town Weekdays: 9:30 – 18:00
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 – 19:00
Ancient Tea Town & Sanzhou Tea Garden Weekdays May 10 to October 10: 9:30 – 18:00
October 11 to May 9: 9:30 – 17:30
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 – 18:00
Wetland Garden Weekdays:9:30 – 18:00
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 – 19:00
Forest Spa Monday to Thursday: 14:00 – 23:00
Friday to Sunday: 11:00 – 23:00
Dynamic Hot Spring Monday to Thursday: 11:00 – 24:00
Friday to Sunday: 11:00 – 2:00 am