The “Window of the World” (Chinese: 世界之窗; pinyin: Shìjiè zhī Chuāng) is an amazing replica theme park located in the western part of the city of Shenzhen in China. Created in 1994, the park has become a famous destination in itself.
It has approximately 150 reproductions of some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world squeezed into 480,000-square-meter (118 acres).
Here you can see vivid replicas of the world’s wonders, historical heritage, and famous scenic sites. The entire masterpiece is built at ratios of 1:1, 1:5 or 1:15.
The huge miniature(!) of Eiffel tower, 108 meters (354 feet), dominates the horizon, and the view of the pyramids and the Taj Mahal, all close together, are part of the attraction of this theme park.
Within one visit, you can see many miniatures of famous sites from different countries.
The Eiffel Tower (1), Arc de Triomphe (1), Louvre Pyramid, Notre Dame cathedral and the fountains of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris
The Palace of Versailles near the town of Versailles, Île-de-France
The abbey of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy
The Pont du Gard aqueduct of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon
The Cologne cathedral of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
The Acropolis of Athens
The Colosseum (4), Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps of Rome
The Leaning Tower and nearby cathedral of Pisa, Tuscany
The Piazza della Signoria of Florence, Tuscany
Canals and Piazza San Marco of Venice
The Matterhorn mountain, divided between the Aosta Valley region and the Valais canton of Switzerland
A typical landscape of Holland, with windmills and tulips
The wall and clock towers of the Moscow Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral of Moscow
Winter Palace of Saint Petersburg
The Court of the Lions of the Alhambra complex, in Granada, Andalusia
The Park Güell, in Barcelona, Catalonia
The Matterhorn mountain (see Italy section)
The Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge of London (3), England
Stonehenge, near Salisbury, England
The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand
Gyeongbok Palace, South Korea
Itsukushima Shrine, Japan
Shirasagi Castle in Himeji, Japan
Modhera Sun Temple, India
The Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The Taj Mahal, India
Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar (Burma)
The Tower of Kuwait
Kek Lok Si, Malaysia
Mount Fuji, Japan
One Pillar Pagoda, Vietnam
The Dwelling-Houses of the Māori inhabitants, New Zealand
The Sydney Opera House, Australia
The 100-Metre High Fountain
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia
Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt
The Dwelling-Houses of African inhabitants
The Ivory Gate, Kenya
The Africa Safari Park, Kenya
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The White House
Skyscrapers of New York City (2)
The Statue of Liberty
The United States Capitol
Lincoln Memorial Hall
Mount Corcovado, Brazil
The Houses of Parliament of Brasilia, Brazil
The Totem-Poles of North American Indians
The Statues of Warriors, Mexico
The Globose, Mexico
The Statues of Easter Island, Chile
Linear Drawings at Nasca, Peru
Church of Europe-Style Street
Johann Strauss Music Square, Austria
The Square of the Atmosphere
Garden of World Sculptures
Memorable Experience in the “Window of the World” park during Festivals
If you plan to visit the park during some international festivals you will have an interesting experience. Each year the park holds the Cherry Festival and the Indian Cultural Week. During the Cherry Festival, wandering in the Japanese cherry garden and taking a cup of tea will revive you. The “Window of the World” runs many programs during holiday periods as well. In the summer holiday, the International Beer Festival is a big tourist attraction. Probably, the Pop Music Festival is the favorite of young people. This is held on Chinese National Day. In December, Santa Claus welcomes New Year’s Eve. After that, the World Dance and Singing Gala take place during the Chinese New Year. Participating in the entertainment activities complements your travel plan.
Special Adventurous Trips to “Window of the World”
There are a number of adventure trips to choose from. For example, test your courage by navigating the Colorado River at Grand Canyon. In the field of archery, tourists can follow the ways of North American Indians and learn to hunt prey in the lush forest. Even more exciting is to cross the primitive tropical forest in a cable car. Lastly, we must mention the huge indoor ski run -yes it is strange for a subtropical area. Get your ski equipment and play in the four thousand square meters ski run (about 6,200,012 square feet) of “Window of the World”.
How to get to Window of the World
- Take Line 1 (Luobao Line) or Line 2, get off at Shijie Zhichuang (Window of the World) station and get out from Exit J.
- Take bus 21, 26, 32, 42, 43, 66, 70, 79, 90, 101, 113, 123, 204, 209, 222, 223, 234, 323, 324, 327, 338, 365, 369, 373, 383, 392, 395, B795, K578, M222, M372, M388, M398, M413, M425, M433, M435, M448, M486, M487, M488, M535, N4, N6, N24, PJ17, Peak Express Line 93, Tour Line 1, or Tour Line 4 to Shijie Zhichuang.
How to get to Window of the World from Shenzhen Railway Station
Take bus no.101 or subway line 1 to reach there; If you take a cab from the railway station, the estimated taxi fare is 50RMB.
How to get to Window of the World from the Bao’an Airport
Take Subway line 11 to Qianhaiwan to transfer to line 1; If you take a cab from the airport, the estimated taxi fare is 70RMB.
Window of the world Gallery