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 Jan. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Travel
Asked by Adeline from SINGAPORE | Jan. 16, 2019 19:11Reply
Can Vietnam passport holder applies Visa On Arrival in Shenzhen from Hong Kong?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sophia from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 17, 2019 18:37

As I know, you cannot apply for VOA. But in order to be sure, you should contact the relevant Chinese embassy or port to ask if they can apply for the Shenzhen visa on arrival.
Asked by Matt from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 16, 2019 02:59Reply
If I get a High Speed Train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen where would I be able to obtain a VOA?
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Answered by Gabriel from DENMARK | Jan. 17, 2019 18:35

Well, the five-day VOA is only available at Luohu (Lo Wu) Port, Shenzhen Airport, Huanggang Port, Shekou Port and Fuyong Port. If your high speed train can go one of them, you can obtain a VOA.
Asked by Ryadi from INDONESIA | Jan. 13, 2019 19:59Reply
How to Go to Shenzhen Fairy Lake Botanical from Idea Jar Hotel in Futian by Bus ?
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Answered by Wyatt from USA | Jan. 15, 2019 01:20

Walk northeast around 400 meters to get to Shanghai Hotel and take public bus no.202 to the Fairy Lake Botanical directly.
Answered by Ryadi from INDONESIA | Jan. 17, 2019 06:10

Ok, thanks wyatt
Asked by Angie from UKRAINE | Jan. 09, 2019 00:50Reply
How to go to HKIA from Shenzhen at night?
Is there any shuttle bus what runs at night from Shenzhen to hkia?
Answers (1)
Answered by Deborah from CANADA | Jan. 10, 2019 23:06

As I know, there is no direct shuttle bus runs at night.
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