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 Oct. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Travel
Asked by Cecilia from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 09, 2019 17:06Reply
Bus route from the Chinese university of hong kong in Longgang to crown sports center
Hi, we live on the university campus. Bus e6 stops st the front gate. Can i take this bus to go to crown sports center, near chengongmiao metro? I would like to know a nus option, rather than just the metro option. Thanks!!!

Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from USA | Nov. 11, 2019 19:39

Sorry, I can't locate where crown sports center is.
Asked by Michael from AUSTRIA | Oct. 24, 2019 03:20Reply
Am I eligible for an VOA arriving at Shenzhen airport from Bangkok?
and leaving to Hongkong with an Austrian passport!

thanks and br
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 27, 2019 22:52

Yes, no problem.
Asked by Amar Bains from UNITED STATES | Oct. 23, 2019 18:12Reply
Question about Visa upon Arrival for Shenzhen if Flying into Hong Kong
I am flying into HK International Airport for a 3-day business meeting in Shenzhen. If I fly into HK and take the ferry to Shekou, can I get a visa on arrival at Shekou to enter Shenzhen? Or do I need to figure out a visa before I leave? I am an American flying from SFO
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita from CANADA | Oct. 27, 2019 20:41

Yes, you can get a visa on arrival at Shekou port.
Asked by B&B from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 20, 2019 03:11Reply
Are there ATMs that accept Visa and Mastercard at Shekou Port Ferry terminal?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia from SINGAPORE | Oct. 22, 2019 19:05

Yes, Visa and Mastercard can be accepted.
Asked by Guest 123 from SINGAPORE | Oct. 15, 2019 15:38Reply
Shekou ferry port to HKIA skypier
The ferry from Shekou ferry port to HKIA Skypier - is the ferry also operating as per regular schedule on 31 Dec 19?
After arrival at HKIA SKYPER - can I still do shopping within the immigration area before boarding my flight ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Matthew from USA | Oct. 16, 2019 01:58

Yes, based on the previous situations, it will have regular schedules on Dec.31st. Upon landing, you can do shopping within the immigration area.
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