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 Mar. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Travel
Asked by Chris from SOUTH AFRICA | Mar. 18, 2019 05:55Reply
Domestic to international transfer at Shenzhen Airport
My elderly mother will be flying from Taiyuan to SZ and then transfer to an international flight for South Africa. Will she have to collect her baggage and then check it in again when transferring from domestic to international flights? Both flights are with Air China.
If she does have to collect her baggage and check in again does she have to go to the main check in outside security/immigration or is there a special transfer check in inside immigration and security?
Unfortunately we have had bad experiences transferring with baggage previously. I would really appreciate an answer as my mother is very worried and I am too. Thank you.
Asked by Joyce | Mar. 11, 2019 14:15Reply
Midnight arrival in Shenzhen Bao'an Airport: How do I get to city center?
I will be arriving in the airport at 2 to 3 am in the morning. How do I travel to my hotel near Huangbeiling station during midnight for a low cost? Thanks a lot!
Answers (1)
Answered by James from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 11, 2019 20:56

Hi, you can take a shuttle bus to the Railway Station West Square first and then take a taxi. The total fare is around CNY40.
Asked by clinton from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 11, 2019 03:36Reply
is Dongguan in the Shenzhen area covered by the SZ Visa on Arrival ?
Will i be able to visit an address in Dongguan, near the Science Museum metro station, on a Visa on Arrival ?
..or do i need a China Visa for that area
Answers (1)
Answered by Camila from USA | Mar. 12, 2019 23:14

The VOA only adapt for the SZ area. Thus you cannot go to Dongguan. If so, you need a China Visa.
Asked by Louela Manuguid Puerta from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 10, 2019 19:37Reply
I'm going to Shenzhen China for 1 or 2 day's,do I need to get visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eira from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 12, 2019 23:18

Well, you can get the VOA if you have been granted a Chinese visa previously. If not, you need to apply for China Visa in advance in your country.
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