Shenzhen Travel Guide

Shenzhen Travel Guide

Shenzhen Map Shenzhen is located in the southern portion of the Guangdong Province, on the eastern shore of the Pearl River Delta. Neighboring the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong, Shenzhen's location gives it a geographical advantage for economic development. In 1980, the first Special Economic Zone of China was built in this city. From then on, the city become a highlight of China, one known for its rapid economic growth.

More than thirty years ago, it just was a small fishing village called Bao'an County. In 1979, it was renamed Shenzhen City. When the Special Economic Zone was built, the city was divided into six zones, four of which are located in the Special Economic Zone.

Each year, more and more people come to Shenzhen to try to find employment. As a result, the city has become increasingly crowded. The local government has recently made city-wide environmental improvements in an effort to combat problems caused by overpopulation. In recognition for these improvements, the city was awarded the Garden City Award in 2000.

While Shenzhen does not have as many historical attractions as other famous cities in China, it has created a number of excellent theme parks which entertain while teaching visitors about China and the world. Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages introduces visitors to China's long history and varied cultures, while Window of the World will take you to every corner of the world in one day. Additionally, if you want to make your stay even more luxurious, visit Happy Valley, the largest of its kind in the city, situated on a picturesque coastline. More attractions are: Dameisha Beach, Xiaomeisha BeachMeridian View Center, Overseas Chinese Town East, Shenzhen Safari Park, Xiaomeisha Sea World and Xili Lake Holiday Resort.  Come to enjoy the coastal view, the theme parks, the city, and especially the local people.

Dameisha Seaside Resort, Shenzhen
Dameisha Seaside Resort
Thailand Royal Palace, Window of the World, Shenzhen
Thailand Royal Palace, Window of the World

Other Attractions:
Xiaomeisha Sea World

Chung Ying Street 

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City Street of Shenzhen
Street Scene

Thanks to its developed economy, it is easy to get there quickly and comfortably by air, train or ship. What's more, Shenzhen is the only city in China that provides three modes of transportations for simultaneous comings and goings. Unfortunately local transportation is not equally convenient; transportation in the city is hit-or-miss due to the large population. However, the number of transportation options available helps to counteract the problems caused by crowding. In contrast, lodging in this city is very easy to do, as there are a number of hotels which frequently host businessmen and visitors from all over the world. Finally, when you visit there, make sure that you plan a day trip to Hong Kong, where you can enjoy the sites and attractions of the famous international metropolis. 

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While the city has had to overcome a number of obstacles resulting from this population swell, the city has also benefited from the increased diversity. Workers come to the city from almost every part of china, bringing with them their local traditions and cuisines. Visitors are able to sample foods from each of China's famous eight cuisines. Local dishes are also worth trying - Kejia is one of the many dishes that should not be missed.

- Last modified on May. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Travel
Asked by Wayne Pengelly from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 19, 2019 12:56Reply
Am I eligible to get a Shenzhen 24-hour TWOV after arriving direct from Australia at 2140 pm?
wanting to depart to Seoul at 0940 am the next morning from the same international terminal in SZ??
Answers (1)
Answered by Dawn from USA | Jul. 21, 2019 20:14

Yes, no problem.
Asked by Paolo from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 19, 2019 01:51Reply
Traveling LONDON THAILAND with Italian passaport
Hi, I have a 23 hours stop, would I need a visa to leave the Shenzhen Bao'an airport?
Answers (2)
Answered by Janie from USA | Jul. 21, 2019 20:13

You are eligible for 24-hour visa-free transit. If you want to leave the airport, you need to apply for a stay permit at the airport.
Answered by Paolo from 🇬🇧 | Jul. 23, 2019 01:10

Thank you Janie
Asked by Costa from USA | Jul. 13, 2019 11:04Reply
144 hr. visa of Guangdong Province
If I go to Shenzhen from HK and from there to Macau , from Macau to Guangzhou and then back to to HK
will I be able to get 144 hrs. visa to Shenzhen from HK and 72 hrs. visa to Guangzhou from Macau ? Thanks
Answers (4)
Answered by Aylin from USA | Jul. 16, 2019 23:40

If your route is HK-SZ-Macau-Guangzhou-HK, then you are eligible for 144-hour visa-free transit.
Answered by Costa from USA | Jul. 17, 2019 06:22

Thank you Aylin . Yes , I can get a 144 hrs. VOA in Shenzhen , I like to see the Tennis tournament , but after that I like to go to Macau 2 days and from there to Guangzhou . My question is , can I get a VOA again this time in Guangzhou ? Thanks
Answered by Jewel from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 18:26

In theory, you can get a VOA again this time in Guangzhou.
Answered by Costa from USA | Jul. 19, 2019 08:57

Thank you Jewel
Asked by Mirella from HK | Jul. 05, 2019 00:16Reply
Is it possible to apply for a VOA for Shenzhen with a Cyprus passport?
Many thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from USA | Jul. 07, 2019 19:20

Sorry, I'm not sure. You better to apply for a Chinese visa in your country in advance.
Asked by Jennifer Chia from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 26, 2019 04:37Reply
I plan to take the high speed train to Shenzhen. Can I get the visa on arrival at Futian station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Piper from CANADA | Jun. 26, 2019 19:25

Yes, no problem.
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