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Minsk World

Jinrong Rd, Shatoujiao, Yantian District, Shenzhen, China
2525-1427
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Ranked #111 of 347 Attractions in Shenzhen
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Dismissed by the Russian navy, USSR aircraft carrier Minsk is part of a military theme park.
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Sligo, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Rusty creaking decommissioned Soviet aircraft carrier. Wander around various levels to the sound of pleasant elevator Muzak and soviet era propaganda films in Chinese. No English language guidance. Make sure you arrange a lift back to Shenzhen City as this thing is miles away, and it is nearly impossible to find a bus or taxi back ( or anyone to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Where in the world can you get a chance to board an Aircraft Carrier? Some of the reviewers here have been less than charitable, by highlighting only the decay of this exhibit. Yes it is old, yes it is rusty, but at least it's there and accessible. This is a huge vessel, I'm sure it would be impossible to restore... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Brilliant insight into formidable carrier weapons developed by USSR at the height of "cold war".Quite entertaining as well as informative but not much to eat on board! Very reasonable fee to visit and not at all crowded in morning-relaxing. Easy and cheap taxi from downtown. Some more English(?) language explanation would be helpful to foreigners.

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Shanghai
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

It's a cultural rape: the ship has been gutted to rearrange it with shops. There is no maintenance so everything is rusted. No explanation either: you have to guess the use of each room. It's basically a floating piece of trash, a true shame, only a brainless mind could have organized it and believe that people would be satisfied to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Rather sad sight if your Russian. The Minsk and various old MIG's and YAK's are in a very sad state of repair and the curator's have hacked around with the inner deck layout making it less interesting to the navy buffs - not quite sure why! This is not like the HMS Belfast or the USS Missouri - but still... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

As others have said it is a rust bucket and for the 130 yuan it is much more expensive than it is worth. It is commercialism at it worst as there are shops on every level we went to. We got lost trying to leave and ended up going right through the ship trying to find the way out. The... More

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Avenches, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

if you have time to loose, you can go to watch it from outside. dont get in, the price (130 yuan) is too expensive for what you can see in. atraction not working or poor, the 3 aircraft are in really bad conditions and the control room is horrible! we were lucky that it didnt sink when we were inside...

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Shenzhen, China
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This 1970's era Aircraft Carrier is an interesting if somewhat expensive day trip. It is in a bay in a remote part of Shenzhen that you cannot access on the Metro. After taking the Shekou line to the terminus Xinxiu station we took a taxi the rest of the way for 50RMB. The entry fee was 130RMB (about $20 US).... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The Soviet Aircraft Carrier Minsk has made a few stops before reaching Shenzhen, China. For a military buff, this is an excellent attraction. Yes, it's showing the neglect of a bankrupt owner, but it's still fascinating. Of particular interest is the wall of Soviet WWII propaganda posters, including a photo of the inventor of the AK-47, Kalashnikov himself. This was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Having read some reviews here, I went to Minsk World with very little in the way of expectations. In the end, I would say it's a pretty cool destination, easily good for 2-3 hours and especially good on a cool, overcast day when there's not much else to do but shop in SZ. Sure, the ship isn't in great condition,... More

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