Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages

Potala Palace in Splendid China, Shenzhen
Potala Palace

Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages was formerly two scenic spots in Overseas China Town by Shenzhen Bay, and was integrated as one in 2003. It is the world's largest and most comprehensive miniature park, reproducing nearly 100 famous tourist attractions in China and 25 full-scale ethnic villages. There, one can have a thorough lesson on the 5,000 years of Chinese history and appreciate beautiful landscapes from throughout the country in one day.

 

Splendid China

If you want to have a thorough view of the major attractions in China, the district of the Splendid China should be your choice. There, you can find 82 detailed miniatures of famous sites from around the country. Most of them are scaled down at a ratio of 1:15. Over 50,000 vivid tiny clay figures are placed around the sites, as if they have been living there for years. Besides the historical and scenic spots, you can find many folk houses here, where folk celebrations, songs, and dances are performed. There is also a business block near the gate of the theme park, following antique styles with workshops of traditional handicrafts and snacks.

Sections of this district can be roughly divided into three kinds: historical relics, natural landscapes, and folk customs, with the most distinctive ones as follows:

Historical Relics Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Shaolin Temple, Potala Palace, Longmen Grottoes, Qufu Confucius Temple
Natural Landscapes Li River, Yellow Mountain, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Stone Forest, Seven-Star Cave
Folk Houses and Customs Beijing courtyards, earth towers of the HakkasWind and Rain Bridge and Drum Tower of Dong Nationality…
Royal sacrifice ceremony to the God of Heaven, the wedding ceremony of Qing Emperor Guangxu, worshipping ritual in the Confucian Temple, folk wedding and funeral…

 

Folk Culture Villages

Drum Tower of Dong Nationality
Drum Tower of Dong Nationality

In additional to the largest Han group, there are 55 ethnic minorities in China, distributed throughout many parts of the country. It is almost impossible to admire the architecture, folk activities, and snacks of most minorities during one day's trip. Folk Culture Villages, on the west of Splendid China, will help you achieve this dream. Twenty-five unique villages of 22 minorities have been reproduced there at a ratio of 1:1. There, you can not only view folk houses of ethnic groups but also join their interesting festivals, with the most distinctive ones introduced as follows:

The village of Bouyei, is a wonderful stone world with simple furniture, such as tables, stoves, and basins all made of stones. Dai people mainly inhabit Yunnan Province, where the climate is suitable for growing bamboo. You may call their village 'a bamboo garden' for most parts of their houses, such as girders, tiles, and roofs are made of this green plant. They live in stilt houses supported by wooden stocks. The main living quarters are on the second storey, and the floor is covered with flakes of bamboo. Mongol is generally known as 'a tribe on horseback' because of their nomadic living habits. Mongols live in yurts, which are not only cool in summer but also warm in winter, and easy to set up or dismantle.

No matter which village you are visiting, young boys and girls will warmly welcome your arrival. If you come at the right time, you will be able to join in their unique festivals, such as the Water-splashing Festival of Dai, the Torch Festival of Yi, and the Knife Bar Festival of Lisu.

 Performance in Ethnic Villages

Yi Village 13:00, 16:20 Miao Village 14:00, 15:50
Li Village 13:20, 16:30 Uygur Village 10:30, 13:30, 16:15
Zang Village 11:00, 13:00, 16:30 Wa Village 12:20, 14:30
Dai Village 11:30, 16:00 Mosuo Village 13:20, 16:30
Wa Palace 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00

 

Performances

 Dynasty is at War: It is a spectacular equestrian show with more than 300 equestrian stunt actors reproducing the battle scene of the late Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644).

 Grand Evening Party: It highly condenses the essence of the Chinese traditional folk arts with a brand-new selection of folk legends, dancing, opera, and sports.

 Oriental Dress Show: It is a gorgeous dancing show demonstrating 350 different folk costumes.

 Schedule

Performance Time Location
Dynasty is at War 15:00 (not availavle on Mondays) Horseback-Fighting Performing Field
Oriental Dress Show 17:00 Image of China Theater
Grand Evening Party 19:30 from Apr. to Oct.; 19:00 from Nov. to Mar. Phoenix Square

 
 

How to get to Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages

1. Take subway Line 1 (Luobao Line), and get off at Huaqiaocheng (OCT) Station. Get out from Exit D, and walk east to the destination.
2. Take bus 21, 26, 32, 79, 101, 113, 123, 204, 209, 222, 223, 234, 323, 324, 328, 365, 369, 373, 383, 390, M398, M433, M435, M487, N4, N6, or PJ17 to Jinxiu Zhonghua (Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages).
Shenzhen Bus / Subway Search

 

Entrance Fee

(including all the performances in the scenic spot)

CNY 200 for adults
CNY 100 for children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters (3.9 and 4.9 feet)
CNY 225 for Entrance Fee + Battery Car + Tour Boat
Free for children under 1.2m.

 

Opening Hours

10:00 - 21:30
Note: 1. Opeing time is half an hour earlier during weekends and holidays.
2. Jun. - Aug.: 10:00 - 22:30.

 Recommended Itinerary
Shenzhen City Tour: 2 Days' Tour to the Splendid China - Folk Culture Village
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- Last modified on Nov. 11, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages
Asked by Josephine Cheong from MALAYSIA | Nov. 09, 2018 01:00Reply
Is Splendid China nearby Window of the World?
Can we visit 2 parks in 1 afternoon? What time does the park closes?
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Answered by Abraham from CANADA | Nov. 11, 2018 18:18
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Yes, it is about 20-minute walk between and you can choose to walk there or take a bus. I'm afraid you cannot visit the two places in a afternoon. You are advised to spend a whole day visiting the two places, half day of each. The window of world is opened from about 09:00 to 22:30.
Asked by Chris from MALAYSIA | May. 15, 2018 05:40Reply
Stayed at Lee Garden Inn,Dongmen Middle Road, Luohu District
Please info the route from the hotel to the attractions that we should go. (Window of the world,Splendid China,Dameisha Beach and etc.)
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Answered by Abbie from USA | May. 17, 2018 21:43
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Walk about 120 meter to the Dongmen② bus stop. Get on the bus m192 and off at Diwang Building Station. Then after about 200 meters’ walk, get to the Grand Theatre Station to take the Metro Line 1 (Luohu to Airport).
1. If you want to visit Window of the world, the metro line has a stop there and the station name is also Window of the World.
2. If you go to Splendid China, stop at Huaqiao Town Station. After walking about 300 meters, you will see its box office.

If you travel to Dameisha Beach, you can take the Bus Tour Line 5(m92) at Dongmen② bus stop and get off at Luohu Stadium② Station. Then get on the Dameisha Hoilday Special Line 1 at the same stop and off at Meisha Subdistrict Office Station. You will get to your destination after walking about 600 meters.
Asked by Tonie from INDONESIA | Mar. 27, 2018 23:16Reply
Is entrance fee (CNY 200 for adults) of Splendid China include Chinese Acrobatic Show ?
If not include, how to buy the Chinese Acrobatic show ticket, and how much the fare

Thank you
Tonie / Jakarta
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Answered by Ashely from SINGAPORE | Mar. 28, 2018 19:40
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Yes, the show is included! Enjoy your time!
Asked by Chris from SINGAPORE | Dec. 22, 2017 19:39Reply
Do I need to purchase the entrance ticket to splendid China in advance?
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Answered by Amy from ITALY | Dec. 24, 2017 19:09
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No, it’s not necessary. You can also buy it on the spot.
Asked by nadhirah from MALAYSIA | Aug. 26, 2017 02:42Reply
Hi, can i know do u provide luggage storage services at Splendid China ?
thanks
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Answered by Eva from SINGAPORE | Aug. 28, 2017 22:47
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I heard the left-luggage counter is available at the entrance of park.
Answered by Ohan | Apr. 09, 2018 02:15
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How much is the locker?
Answered by Vivian from FRANCE | Apr. 09, 2018 20:24
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Generally, it charges 10-20yuan based on the different sizes.
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