Highlights of the 2011 Universiade Opening Ceremony in ShenZhen 深圳

GuangDong province.

August 12th, the kick-off of the 26th Summer Universiade took place with the traditional Opening Ceremony. A third Universiade for China, after 2001 (Summer) in Beijing and 2009 (Winter) in Harbin. Therefore, the expectations were high as the Chinese are known to be masters in staging big shows. And once again the hosts did not disappoint. A dazzling and colorful show took place in front of 25,000 spectators giving the green light for 12 days of thrilling sport competitions between student-athletes in 24 sports. ~ FISUTV


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Shenzhen is a modern metropolis located in Guangdong Province, bordering Hong Kong to the south. Known as China's first Special Economic Zone, Shenzhen has transformed from a fishing village into a bustling city known for its innovation, technology, and vibrant culture. Here's what you need to know as a tourist visiting Shenzhen:

Modern Landmarks and Skyscrapers:
Shenzhen Bay Park: This expansive waterfront park offers stunning views of Shenzhen's skyline and the Hong Kong skyline across the bay. It's a popular spot for leisurely strolls, cycling, and picnics.

Shenzhen Civic Center: Admire the futuristic architecture of the Shenzhen Civic Center, which includes landmarks such as the Shenzhen Concert Hall, Shenzhen Library, and Shenzhen Museum.

Ping An Finance Centre: Marvel at one of the tallest skyscrapers in China and the fourth-tallest in the world, featuring an observation deck on the 116th floor offering panoramic views of the city.

Theme Parks and Entertainment:
Window of the World: Explore miniature replicas of famous landmarks from around the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China, all in one place.

Happy Valley: This amusement park offers thrilling rides, live entertainment, and themed areas catering to visitors of all ages, making it a popular destination for families and thrill-seekers.

Shopping and Dining:
Huaqiangbei Electronics Market: Known as the world's largest electronics market, Huaqiangbei is a paradise for tech enthusiasts, offering everything from gadgets and components to accessories and repairs.

Coco Park: This upscale shopping and dining district features a wide range of boutiques, department stores, restaurants, bars, and cafes, catering to both locals and tourists.

Cultural and Historical Sites:
Dafen Oil Painting Village: Explore this vibrant artist community known for its reproduction oil paintings, where you can watch artists at work and purchase artworks at affordable prices.

Fairy Lake Botanical Garden: Escape the urban hustle and bustle at this expansive botanical garden, featuring lush greenery, scenic walking trails, and a diverse collection of plants and flowers.

Practical Tips:
Transportation: Shenzhen has a well-developed public transportation system, including the metro, buses, and taxis. The metro is the most convenient way to get around the city, with signs and announcements in both Chinese and English.

Language: Mandarin is the official language, but Cantonese and English are also widely spoken, especially in tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants.

Weather: Shenzhen has a subtropical climate with mild, dry winters and hot, humid summers. The best times to visit are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and comfortable.

Visa: Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter China. Check the latest visa requirements and apply in advance if necessary.

Shenzhen offers a dynamic mix of modern attractions, cultural experiences, and shopping opportunities, making it an exciting destination for tourists seeking a taste of urban life in China. Whether you're interested in technology, entertainment, or simply exploring a vibrant city, Shenzhen has something for everyone.

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