Window of the World, Shenzhen, China. October 15, 2011. Sorry for the photodump but I just wanted to feature the place well and these pictures don’t even cover half of what could be seen in the park. In fact, I (with Kathleen, Dong and Bernie) didn’t even get to see the whole place. Such a shame we didn’t have enough time to go through every sight there. But still, as Bernie would put it, we had a blast! Haha. The place is called Window of the World for a reason. It’s filled with many many replicas of tourist spots found across the globe. There were miniature temples and palaces as well as life-sized replicas of famous gardens and buildings. There was a smaller version of the Eiffel Tower as well as a skating+snowboarding+skiing place made to experience the alps. There were also the pyramids and the windmills of Holland…and much much more. I know I sound like a home shopping commercial now but I do think the place lived up to its name. It gave me a taste of the wonder I would feel if I do get to go to these places. It does let people peek into what the world has to offer. And for that, this place is definitely one of my favorites. Unexpected trips really do turn out to be the best ones. And so, world, I’m ready to be amazed even more. Bring it.
The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page. – St. Augustine of Hippo