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Window of the World

main_matt_parksOkay, I just got back from Disney and took a backstage Keys to the Kingdom tour. Now you can google for yourself and see all about this tour, but what I can tell you is that it started me thinking about other countries and their theme parks. Today I found a theme park in China called the Window of the World and thought I would share it with you.  These are not your common windows like you can find at a hardware store or from somewhere like  zenith windows and doors, but something only the Chinese could come up with in their own (I guess I can’t say little) world!

Here is what wiki tells us about The Windows of the World:

The Window of the World (Chinese: 世界之窗; pinyin: Shìjiè zhī Chuāng) is a theme park located in the western part of the city of Shenzhen in the People’s Republic of China. It has about 130 reproductions of some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world squeezed into 48 hectares (118 acres). The 108 metre (354 ft) tall Eiffel Tower dominates the skyline and the sight of the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal all in proximity to each other are all part of the appeal of this theme park.

Since late 2004, when the Shenzhen Metro was opened, tourists have been able to reach the Window of the World conveniently via subway, using Line 1 at Shijiezhichuang Station AND boy do they! The attendance at this theme park would make any Disney revenue analyst drool! The theme park is thought of as a mini world with all the historical aspects one could only wish to see in a lifetime. I guess kid’s could call it an educational field trip.  That’s the ticket! You can be in Paris one minute and at the Great Pyramids the next. Sort of like the World Showcase at Disney’s Epcot, but based on significant places not just a countries heritage. Take a look at the photo at the top here to see what they picked from the U.S. to feature!

Not sure if I will ever get to visit here since I am an American, but I bet those in China are apt to visit in their lifetime! Would you like to visit?

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