Upon visiting my Mom in Hong-Kong late 2009 and since it was my second time, I decided to go to ShenZhen which is part of mainland China to see the 'Window of the World'.
The best and fastest way to travel from Hong-Kong to ShenZhen is by train. You can experience the Hongkong MTR and KCR (Kowloon side) to reach Lo Wu, this is the last station of the rail line and the border of Hongkong and Shenzhen. After getting off the Lo Wu station, you can directly proceed to the immigration counters of Shenzhen, which is about a bridge away.
Some information about ShenZhen from Wikipedia:
'Shenzhen ??is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in southern China’s Guangdong province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. Owing to China’s economic liberalization under the policies of reformist leader Deng Xiaoping, the area became China’s first'and arguably one of the most successful'Special Economic Zones.
Shenzhen’s novel and modern cityscape is the result of the vibrant economy made possible by rapid foreign investment since the late 1970s, when it was a small fishing village. Since then, foreign nationals have invested more than US$30 billion for building factories and forming joint ventures. It is now reputedly one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Being southern China’s major financial centre, Shenzhen is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous high-tech companies. Shenzhen is also the third busiest container port in China, ranking only after Shanghai and Hong Kong.'
I went in October 2009 to Window of the World. Entering Shenzen. I entered the park after lunch about 1 o’clock and I was surprised by how nice the park was and how clean and well kept.
Window of the World is a fantastic replica park, Here you can see miniature of the world’s wonders, historical heritages and famous scenic sites. It offers a perfect destination for one to have a look of all the major attractions of the world at one single place and one single ticket.
All the wonders are smartly crafted in their miniature form taking into consideration the most intricate details. The place is very huge and you need few hours to visit it. So make sure you reach the park early and wear your most comfortable walking shoes.
I really enjoyed seeing all the famous landmarks I have travelled to in just a few hours and being inspired by seeing more I would like to visit for real.