The Fairy Lake Botanical Garden in Shenzhen Tour Guide:
Get away from the concrete jungles of China and enjoy an incredible escape in the lush green expanses of the Xianhu Botanical Garden, a garden so beautiful that the locals call it Paradise on Earth and the Fairy Lake Botanical Garden. Spread across a lavish 588 hectares, this wonderland is a treat to the senses for everyone, young and old alike and not just for botany enthusiasts or nature lovers.
See the scenic wonders of over 6200 species of plants including over 600 types of cacti and succulents, many insectivorous plants and brightly-colored Oncidium orchids; enjoy an experience of a Bonsai Garden; visit the Hongfa Temple and tour the many different architectural landmarks including pavilions and courtyards that are prevalent in Chinese Classic Garden Landscaping.
A major highlight and not-to-be-missed feature of the Fairy Lake Botanical Garden is the Petrified Forest, which features fossilised trees from Inner Mongolia that were embedded intact under the ground because of movement of the continents. Recovered post millions of years, these trees have formed into Agate fossilised woods and are of paramount importance due to their history and beauty. Adjoining the Petrified Forest is a Dinosaur fossils area, an area where fossilized remains of Dinosaurs as well as many other animals on display. Visitors can also view hundreds of vibrantly coloured butterflies, fish or paddle around a scenic lake and/or enjoy panoramic views from the Dragon Tower.