Shenzhen Minsk World – The Ex-Russian Aircraft Carrier

Shenzhen Minsk World – The Ex-Russian Aircraft Carrier

So where do you go when you want to explore a second generation Soviet aircraft carrier? Shenzhen China of course.

This floating behemoth was purchased from the Soviets by Korea just after the cold war ended, and was then purchased by a businessman in the late 90’s to create an ‘aircraft carrier theme park’ here in Shenzhen.

It’s not cheap to explore, at least by comparison to the major theme parks in the Shenzhen area like OCT East, Happy Valley, Window of the World etc etc but if you’re into this sort of thing then it’s probably worth the visit. The real unfortunate part of the them park is the fact that it’s looks a little neglected, and there is some reports going around that the park is facing some financial difficulties and at the time of writing the park is going up for sale.

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Shenzhen OCT East – It’s Theme Parks, Resorts, Villages and more

Shenzhen OCT East – It’s Theme Parks, Resorts, Villages and more

Once again China leaves in awe of the scale of some it’s undertakings, people here think big, but I guess they have to! The Shenzen OCT East is is a combination of two large theme parks, resort hotels, three small scenic towns, golf courses and more covering an area of 9 square kilometers. It’s huge. I guess you could call it destination tourism, a man made one stop holiday utopia…

Their intention is clear, they’ve built a one stop destination for a surreal holiday experience. Packed into one big location is the adventure, excitement, wonder, thrills and eye-opening sights matched together with comfort and relaxation.

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