Guandong Movie City

Guandong Movie City, Shenyang: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Guandong Movie City Reviews: 4/5

Guandong Movie City
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Kevin B
By Kevin B
Half ghost town/half movie studio - Atmospheric and intriguing
Oct 2015
We visited here at the start of the Mid-Autumn festival and whilst it certainly wasn't empty, we were delighted that it wasn't as packed as other attractions in the same area. What we have here is a permanently standing film set, which is re-used and re-touched for newer productions. It feels very like a small town with a variety of different architectural styles and eras ranging from ancient Chinese, to early twentieth-century Shanghai (with a touch of Japanese thrown in). Most of the buildings are boarded up, however a few are open for you to explore, most notably a Japanese-style house (currently a bit worn down, which actually adds to its spookiness and an early twentieth-century hospital (which again has a very spooky vibe). Admittedly, a lot of the sets are in need of a bit of maintenance, but I guess they are left unattended to an extent before they are needed again, certainly a few were in use they day we visited (which sometimes meant being held up for a minute or two until a scene was finished shooting). There's also an old Shanghai-style tram parked on one of the the streets and a sizable collection of vintage vehicles to have a look at, as well as a small temple. The whole thing takes between one and two hours to make your way around and twice a day there is a live-action show, but this is the part that may cause eyebrows to be raised. The show depicts a battle between Chinese and invading Japanese forces, who are holding an heroic Chinese female prisoner. There is a pre-show warm-up where we meet the principal players, but as part of this a Japanese prisoner is marched onto the arena, before a member of the audience is given a blank-firing gun to shoot at the chap. The report of the gun is followed by a blooded-squib exploding on the actor's chest and he "sells" the shot pretty darn well, enough that I had to reassure my son that he was alright. What followed was a set battle with some pretty astounding explosions, some of which are just close enough that you can feel the heat from the stands. This, at least, is a bloodless affair, if perhaps a little frightening for some of a nervous disposition. I won't spoiler the ending, but given that this is North-East China, I'm sure you can figure it out. Back in the park, however, there are plenty of props to see and costumes to be photographed in (for a price) and even a few reasonable (but not grand) places to eat (essentially streetside cafes and comisarries), but frankly, we didn't go there for the food, we went to see the sites and get a few interesting photos, which we certainly did. The site is not terribly expensive for a family and was busy, without being crowded and was a pretty ideal destination for the date we went (Especially with the rest of QiPanShan being so busy). Definitely worth a look as an alternative destination if you're looking for something to do around Shenyang.

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Cheeghee C
Penang Island, Malaysia22 contributions
Movie City of Guandong
Jun 2019 • Solo
nothing much to see, very old.. I just stop at the entrance, and check the fee, but it not worth to pay for the I think around RMB50 to just enter
Written June 23, 2019
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Kevin B
Blackburn, UK283 contributions
Half ghost town/half movie studio - Atmospheric and intriguing
Oct 2015 • Family
We visited here at the start of the Mid-Autumn festival and whilst it certainly wasn't empty, we were delighted that it wasn't as packed as other attractions in the same area.

What we have here is a permanently standing film set, which is re-used and re-touched for newer productions. It feels very like a small town with a variety of different architectural styles and eras ranging from ancient Chinese, to early twentieth-century Shanghai (with a touch of Japanese thrown in).

Most of the buildings are boarded up, however a few are open for you to explore, most notably a Japanese-style house (currently a bit worn down, which actually adds to its spookiness and an early twentieth-century hospital (which again has a very spooky vibe).

Admittedly, a lot of the sets are in need of a bit of maintenance, but I guess they are left unattended to an extent before they are needed again, certainly a few were in use they day we visited (which sometimes meant being held up for a minute or two until a scene was finished shooting).

There's also an old Shanghai-style tram parked on one of the the streets and a sizable collection of vintage vehicles to have a look at, as well as a small temple.

The whole thing takes between one and two hours to make your way around and twice a day there is a live-action show, but this is the part that may cause eyebrows to be raised.

The show depicts a battle between Chinese and invading Japanese forces, who are holding an heroic Chinese female prisoner. There is a pre-show warm-up where we meet the principal players, but as part of this a Japanese prisoner is marched onto the arena, before a member of the audience is given a blank-firing gun to shoot at the chap. The report of the gun is followed by a blooded-squib exploding on the actor's chest and he "sells" the shot pretty darn well, enough that I had to reassure my son that he was alright.

What followed was a set battle with some pretty astounding explosions, some of which are just close enough that you can feel the heat from the stands. This, at least, is a bloodless affair, if perhaps a little frightening for some of a nervous disposition. I won't spoiler the ending, but given that this is North-East China, I'm sure you can figure it out.

Back in the park, however, there are plenty of props to see and costumes to be photographed in (for a price) and even a few reasonable (but not grand) places to eat (essentially streetside cafes and comisarries), but frankly, we didn't go there for the food, we went to see the sites and get a few interesting photos, which we certainly did.

The site is not terribly expensive for a family and was busy, without being crowded and was a pretty ideal destination for the date we went (Especially with the rest of QiPanShan being so busy). Definitely worth a look as an alternative destination if you're looking for something to do around Shenyang.
Written October 12, 2015
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