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Evergreen Resort

This article was originally published on September 5, 2011, in the Shenzhen Daily.
The information was accurate at that time, and may be outdated now. Use with caution.

The hotel and conference center at the foot of Nanshan Mountain
Despite being highly developed, Shenzhen continues to surprise me with the amount of green space available to explore right in the midst of the urban environment.

On a blistering hot day recently, my wife and I went to the Evergreen Resort (Qingqing Shijie ι’ι’δΈ–η•Œ, which gives its alternate English name, "Qing Qing World").

Although we didn't have enough time to explore it in depth, even a cursory visit revealed unimagined wonders. [To be frank, we didn't even pay admission to get inside the gates! But friends, who are frequent visitors, filled us in on how good it really is.]

The best principles of environmental design were used, making its location at the foot of Nanshan Mountain, and overlooking Moon Bay, not only beautiful, but also healthy and even educational.

Dinosaurs "run loose" in the Flower Market
At the Visitors' Center there are several restaurants, a hotel, and a conference center. There are also family cabins and tree houses to rent.

The place is filled with family activities, from swimming and hiking to pottery-making and ropes courses. Kids can view butterflies close-up, visit a tropical rainforest environment, or try the rock wall and obstacle course.

Unique sculptures decorate the entry area
Mom and Dad won't be left out, either: there's plenty of shopping to do, and foot massage is available in the hotel for those worn out on the mountaineering course.

Park entrance is 50rmb for adults, 25 for kids under 1.5 meters, and free for those under 1.2 meters. Hotel guests are given passes for resort activities.

"Remote" as it is, getting there is easy. Bus 369 runs from Windows of the World Metro Station on Line 1 (the Luobao Line) and Line 2 (the Shekou Line) right into the Resort's parking lot.

GPS Info:
  • 22.49858, 113.89775


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