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 Sep. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Travel
Asked by sanjiv from UKRAINE | Sep. 20, 2019 03:43Reply
Shenzhen VOA for Ukraine citizens
Dear Sir

i am a Ukraine citizen. can i get visa on arrival at Lo Wu?

Asked by miriam reinfeld from ISRAEL | Sep. 16, 2019 17:10Reply
I heard that there is a G train from futian to Kowloon. Is that true?
what about the border crossing? What's the best way to go from the airport to futian at 22:00?
Answers (1)
Answered by Pam from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 19, 2019 20:04

Yes, this G train refers to high speed train. You can take shuttle bus line 1 to Touzi Building station, and walk east around 500m to Futian station. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY20.
Asked by Ethan from SINGAPORE | Sep. 13, 2019 18:14Reply
How can i take the ferry from shenzhen to zhongshan port?
I heard they have already started the ferry service.
Can anyone help?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carman from USA | Sep. 16, 2019 20:33

You can take ferry from Fuyong dock to Zhongshan port. It departs from 8:00 to 20:30 with CNY120.
Asked by Andi from INDONESIA | Sep. 04, 2019 03:19Reply
I plan to watch Shenzhen Light Show at The Peak inside Lianhuashan park or at Civic Centre.
Which one is the best place to watch? How to get there? Thank you
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Answered by Eli from USA | Sep. 08, 2019 18:20

Most people will climb to the top of the mountain in Lianhuashan Park to watch the show so you will have a panoramic view. You can take metro line 2 and get off at Lianhuaxi station (Exit A) or take metro line 3 to Lianhuacun station (Exit D).
Asked by JSCHIRM | Sep. 03, 2019 17:40Reply
144 hour transit visa Shenzhen
I will fly from Bangkok to SZ then take the ferry to Hong Kong. Do I qualify for the free transit visit?

Also, I have a stamp in my passport from travelling to Turkey. Will this stop me from being approved for the 144 hour visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Norah from USA | Sep. 03, 2019 20:03

What is your nationality and how long do you stay in Shenzhen? Generally speaking, you are eligible for it. It doesn't matter that you got a stamp from Turkey.
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