Lonely Planet review
Some 20km east of Shenzhen City, a whopping Y3.5 billion went into making OCT East, an upmarket and incredibly beautiful theme-park-cum-resort that will certainly awe you. It feels like a supersized Universal Studios plus Chinese Disneyland, with a mock Swiss village, a golf complex, a tea valley and luxurious hotels to keep you entertained and pampered. The park offers some stunning views that make it worth a couple of days to explore, and you can rent a car from inside the park to tour around. To get here, an express bus (Y65, one hour) leaves hourly at exit E, Kowloon Tong MTR station in Hong Kong, between 8.15am and 5.15pm. In Shenzhen, Sightseeing Bus 1, which leaves from Window of the World, with stops at Dìwáng Dàxià on Shennan Lu, goes to the park; get off at the last stop. A taxi from Luohu train station is about Y60.