City launches two sci-tech tourism routes

From: Shenzhen Daily

Shenzhen launched two tourism routes featuring the city’s technology development recently, linking up the city’s science education bases, national-level tourist attraction and museum, sources from the Shenzhen Municipal Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau said.

One of the routes will stop at three science popularization education bases, namely Shenzhen Yeefung Technology Co. Ltd., Daya Bay Nuclear Power Base and Shenzhen Astronomical Observatory. The 76-kilometer route mainly runs across the city’s eastern expressways.

For instance, Shenzhen Astronomical Observatory provides tourists science popularization education, enabling them to discover the mysteries of the universe. Standing on top of the hill to the east of Xichong beach, the observatory is also a favorable place for tourists to enjoy a panoramic view of Dapeng Peninsula.

The other route, covering 10 kilometers in Nanshan District, will make a stop at Shenzhen Aviation Science Education Base, Tencent Building at Binhai (temporarily closed to the public), Steel Structure Museum and Evergreen Resort.

Visiting the aviation science education base, tourists will discover space knowledge presented along a 200-meter-long corridor and take a glance at the whole process of making a microsatellite. The Steel Structure Museum is the only museum in China with the theme of steel structures. The route includes Evergreen Resort, a national 4A-level tourist attraction, which will provide the tourists with an opportunity for relaxation. The trip aims to not only arouse the visitors’ attention to science and livable life, but also increase awareness of the harmonious coexistence between human and nature.

The 14th five-year (2021-2025) plan of Shenzhen’s tourism development, released early this year, proposed to improve the layout of technological tourism routes combining high-tech companies and the city’s scientific facilities.