A view of the Oriental Science Fiction Valley theme park at sunset, in Guiyang, China. China's first virtual reality theme park aims to ride a boom in demand for virtual entertainment and is set to propel tenfold growth in the country's virtual reality market, to hit almost $8.5 billion by 2020.(Image: Reuters)
The 330-acre (134-hectare) park in southwestern Guizhou province promises 35 virtual reality attractions, from shoot-'em-up games and virtual rollercoasters to tours with interstellar aliens of the region's most scenic spots. (Image: Reuters)
Staff members stand underneath a giant robot statue at the Oriental Science Fiction Valley theme park. (Image: Reuters)
Farmers in the nearby village of Zhangtianshui said they were concerned about pollution from big developments, but looked forward to the economic benefits a new theme park would bring. (Image: Reuters)
Staff members chat in the walkway leading up to a theme park ride.
A worker rides on a cart in front of a giant robot statue. The Guiyang park will offer tourists bungee jumps from a huge Transformer-like robot, and a studio devoted to producing virtual reality movies. (Image: Reuters)