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Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town East August 2013

Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town East August 2013

Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East), a ‘Swiss Mountain Resort centered around the 5-star Interlaken Hotel and Village, is located in Dameisha, Shenzhen. Covering an area of 9 square kilometers (3.5 square miles), OCT East consists of two theme parks, the Ecoventure Valley and the Tea Stream Resort Valley. The Ecoventure Valley includes five main theme areas: the Breakers Lagoon, the Seafield Village, the Rapids Forest, Adventure Canyon and the Peak Highland. Entering the resort from the Ecoventure Valley, one can immediately enjoy the splendid Giant Waterfall which is the largest seashore waterfall in China. The Seafield Village consists of Sky Strip, Seafield Theater, Wine Experience House, Self-brewery House, Lakeside Food Court, town inns and other characteristic items. They also feature a “Tea Show” and the OCT feels like a Chinese Disney Land. There are characters from the tea show walking the streets. Different areas to the park, Swiss European town and ancient Chinese villages.  
 
Here is an except from a Time Magazine article about this Swiss haven in China: "Shenzhen’s Interlaken offers Chinese tourists a little taste of Europe closer to home. Its developer, Shenzhen OCT Sanzhou Investment, has sunk nearly $450 million into the park’s 2,200 acres (890 hectares). Located on a crystal-clear man-made lake, the centerpiece is a 300-room, five-star hotel with a Gothic cathedral lobby and an Austrian chef. The drive for authenticity is relentless: last summer an alpine songfest even brought yodelers to the resort. You can tour the property aboard an antique railroad that circles it, or view it from the highest summit–some 50 ft. (15 m) above–before plunging down the slope on the gondola cum roller coaster. Says hotel event manager Selina Liu: “All of our guests say they forget they’re not in Europe.”



Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town East August 2013

Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East), a ‘Swiss Mountain Resort centered around the 5-star Interlaken Hotel and Village, is located in Dameisha, Shenzhen. Covering an area of 9 square kilometers (3.5 square miles), OCT East consists of two theme parks, the Ecoventure Valley and the Tea Stream Resort Valley. The Ecoventure Valley includes five main theme areas: the Breakers Lagoon, the Seafield Village, the Rapids Forest, Adventure Canyon and the Peak Highland. Entering the resort from the Ecoventure Valley, one can immediately enjoy the splendid Giant Waterfall which is the largest seashore waterfall in China. The Seafield Village consists of Sky Strip, Seafield Theater, Wine Experience House, Self-brewery House, Lakeside Food Court, town inns and other characteristic items. They also feature a “Tea Show” and the OCT feels like a Chinese Disney Land. There are characters from the tea show walking the streets. Different areas to the park, Swiss European town and ancient Chinese villages.  
 
Here is an except from a Time Magazine article about this Swiss haven in China: "Shenzhen’s Interlaken offers Chinese tourists a little taste of Europe closer to home. Its developer, Shenzhen OCT Sanzhou Investment, has sunk nearly $450 million into the park’s 2,200 acres (890 hectares). Located on a crystal-clear man-made lake, the centerpiece is a 300-room, five-star hotel with a Gothic cathedral lobby and an Austrian chef. The drive for authenticity is relentless: last summer an alpine songfest even brought yodelers to the resort. You can tour the property aboard an antique railroad that circles it, or view it from the highest summit–some 50 ft. (15 m) above–before plunging down the slope on the gondola cum roller coaster. Says hotel event manager Selina Liu: “All of our guests say they forget they’re not in Europe.”