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ShenzhenChina

When you arrive in Shenzhen on the ferry from Hong Kong, it’s like stepping into a new world, with parks and beaches, bustling Eat Streets, nightlife and theme parks.

In Shenzhen, skyscrapers and hectic commercial districts stand in contrast to picturesque parks and scenic beaches and theme parks. Whether you stay in the city or head to the beaches on the Dapeng Peninsula, you’ll see hordes of Chinese holidaymakers but few Western families. This is partly due to the relatively high crime rate in this metropolis on the southeast coast of China. However, the experienced traveller can still have a good time at Shenzhen’s many attractions by hiring a guide or taking a taxi to get around safely.

Until the 1970s, Shenzhen was a rural fishing village called Baoan County. It became Shenzhen in 1980 and, ever since it was declared a “Special Economic Zone”, millions of business people and migrants have settled here. Despite the rapid growth, plenty of green pockets remain. These spaces include Fairy Lake Botanical Garden and Lianhua Mountain Park.

Stop at Dongmen Pedestrian Street, with its lively markets and malls to shop for anything from tailored suits to comic books. Have a pot of tea with dim sum at a traditional teahouse or visit one of the city’s many “Eat Streets” to try the pork soup and dried bean curd of the local keija cuisine.

See representations of Niagara Falls, the Egyptian pyramids and other marvels at the Window of the World miniature park. Discover China’s history and culture at Splendid China and China Folk Culture Villages or at Minsk World. Ride the roller coasters and water slides at Happy Valley.

To see the area’s natural attractions, visit Mangrove National Park, where you can spot rare birds, or lay on the golden sands of Dameisha and Xiaomeisha beaches.

Shenzhen has its own airport and can also be reached by land and sea, though you may need a special visa to get in. From Shenzhen’s Shekou terminal you can take a ferry to Zhuhai, Macau and neighboring Hong Kong.

Where to stay in Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a youth city and was established as China's first special economic zone in 1980. Shen Nan Road

Futian

4.5/5Wonderful!(105 area reviews)

Futian is a destination travelers like for its shopping, and you might hop aboard the metro at Xiangmihu Station or Lianhua West Station to explore sights like Coco Park.

Futian
I enjoy painting and can copy almost anything. 

- Vinny Guadagnino

And from the mouth of a "famous American TV reality personality" to the Chinese artist painstakingly having to do just that, we have the world in a nutshell.  Both reality and art are copied, packaged and marketed in order for us to make enough money to "produce" offspring who can repeat the process.

And, what can you expect from a world where a reality tv capitalist hack is running for the President of the USA.?  This is a world where we grow up being fed the same old corporate mumbo jumbo day after day all the while hearing the monotone slogans of "follow your dreams"...

I'm going to download Mr. Robot and watch something that might cheer me up today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinny_Guadagnino

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Buji

Buji is well-liked for its museums and parks. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Dafen Oil-Painting Village and Yinhu International Conference Center are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Xiashuijing Station or Changlong Station to get around.

Buji
Shenzhen which includes a garden and a city

Luohu

4/5Very Good!(99 area reviews)

Travelers love Luohu for its popular shops, and you can see more of Shenzhen by jumping on the metro at Cuizhu Station or Shaibu Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Dongmen Pedestrian Street and Luohu Port.

Luohu
Splendid China Folk Village (錦繡中華民俗村) is a theme park including two areas (Splendid China Miniature Park & China Folk Culture Village) located in Shenzhen, China. The park's theme reflects the history, culture, art, ancient architecture, customs and habits of various nationalities. It is one of the world's largest scenery parks in the amount of scenarios reproduced.

Nanshan

4/5Very Good!(49 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Nanshan. If sightseeing is on the list, Shekou Ferry Terminal is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Daxin Station or Liyumen Station to see more of the area.

Nanshan
Lived here for 2 years! My view from our apt. It was the best time of our lives.

Shekou

4.5/5Wonderful!(15 area reviews)

Travelers choose Shekou for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Chiwan Station or Shekou Port Station and check out top sights like Shekou Ferry Terminal.

Shekou
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Dapeng

Travelers like the museums in Dapeng, and Dapeng Fortress is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Dapeng

Top Hotels in Shenzhen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Park Hyatt Shenzhen
Park Hyatt Shenzhen
5 out of 5
5023 Yi Tian Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
¥21,813
per night
Apr 19 - Apr 20

Located in Futian, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Coco Park and Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Huaqiangbei and Splendid China Folk ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Peace and quiet away from the bustle of China

"incredible stay! Only glitch was the concierge booking for our car pick up upon arrival got missed but they more than made up for it with a room upgrade. Loved staying here and would return again for sure!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

Park Hyatt Shenzhen
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai
5 out of 5
1177 Wanghai Rd, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
¥10,776
per night
May 1 - May 2

This family-friendly Shenzhen hotel is located on the boardwalk, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Shekou Ferry Terminal, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Happy Coast and Window ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (721 reviews)

"very nice hotel, love it ! Will go back there again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai
JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao'an
JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao'an
5 out of 5
No 8 Baoxing Road, Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
¥13,317
per night
Apr 26 - Apr 27

Located in the heart of Shenzhen, this luxury hotel is 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from Xin'an Nantou Ancient City and 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Zhongshan Park. Baohua Station ...

4.3/5Excellent! (173 reviews)

"The environment was good. Not too many people in the lobby when I checking in around 10:30 AM. The service in there also very good."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao'an

Popular things to do in Shenzhen

Dongmen Pedestrian Street
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Dongmen Pedestrian Street

4/5(35 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Dongmen Pedestrian Street, a favorite shopping spot in Shenzhen. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Window of the World
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Window of the World

4/5(35 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Window of the World and see why people love this amusement park in Shenzhen. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Huaqiangbei
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Huaqiangbei

4.5/5(14 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Huaqiangbei, a favorite shopping spot in Shenzhen. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Shenzhen Central Park
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Shenzhen Central Park

Explore the great outdoors at Shenzhen Central Park, a lovely green space in Shenzhen. Visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Shenzhen Museum
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Shenzhen Museum

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at Shenzhen Museum during your travels in Shenzhen. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Shenzhen Civic Center
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Shenzhen Civic Center

Shenzhen Civic Center is just one of the places to see in Shenzhen, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Top activities in Shenzhen

Shenzhen Day Trip from Hong Kong
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Shenzhen Day Trip from Hong Kong

¥13,390
Per adult
Full-Day Macau Tour from Shenzhen with 2-way Ferry
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Full-Day Macau Tour from Shenzhen with 2-way Ferry

¥14,035
Per adult
Private Minivan: Shenzhen Luohu Railway
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Private Minivan: Shenzhen Luohu Railway

100% of travellers recommend
¥6,770
Per adult
Kaiping UNESCO Diaolou & Li Garden Tour from Guangzhou
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Kaiping UNESCO Diaolou & Li Garden Tour from Guangzhou

100% of travellers recommend
¥13,902
Per adult
Day tour of Shenzhen from Kowloon side Hotel
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Day tour of Shenzhen from Kowloon side Hotel

¥12,736
Per adult
The largest electronic world (SEG)-Huangqiang North in Shenzhen city , China
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The largest electronic world (SEG)-Huangqiang North in Shenzhen city , China

¥15,641
Per adult

Reviews of Shenzhen

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
88
5 - Excellent 43.78109452736319%
4 - Good
79
4 - Good 39.30348258706468%
3 - Okay
31
3 - Okay 15.422885572139304%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 0.9950248756218906%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.4975124378109453%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

Very busy and very limited english translations. I would not feel comfortable without being with someone who spoke the language to be able to communicate.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Shenzhen is a wonderful city, and displays the wonderful way the Chinese government plans for the growing future! This city will be a major commerce center to the world within the next five years. Simply Awesome!

5/5 - Excellent

G

Dec 24, 2019

Shenzhen is a vibrant city that's SAFE unlike Hong Kong.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 21, 2019

Shenzehn is located in the south of China. This area has a warm and hot climate. The temperature here is never below zero, because the South Chinese Sea has warm sea currents and give the warm climate to the South Chinese coast.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 8, 2019

Its where ai do business - so mainly I am looking for convenience

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 4, 2019

Shenzhen is a modern city. I enjoy the food drinks and service there.

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