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 Ana Marie Batalon Chan from PHILIPPINES | May. 17, 2019 16:18Reply
I am Filipino, now in HK with my two daughters and niece, we plan to tour Shenzhen for a day
Can we enter the city? Thanks.
Asked by Sara from IRAN | May. 16, 2019 07:10Reply
Budget accommodation in Shenzhen
Hey there
I am looking for a budget stay for 1 or 2 nights. A clean one.
Answers (1)
Answered by Justin from CANADA | May. 16, 2019 22:59

Which area do you want to stay? The average price of a cheap hotel is around CNY200-300 per night due to different locations.
Asked by Christ from CANADA | May. 01, 2019 01:33Reply
Is it true, start from May 1st. 2019. Go to Canton province, China within 144 hrs.
no need to apply the China visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jesse from AUSTRALIA | May. 05, 2019 18:25

Yes, it is.
Asked by James Rutherfoord from SINGAPORE | Apr. 22, 2019 01:23Reply
What is the best way to travel - Ferry, train, Bus, Car.... Is ferry a good way to get to Shenzhen?
Answers (3)
Answered by Dylan from DENMARK | Apr. 24, 2019 20:21

Hi, James, what is your starting place?
Answered by James from SINGAPORE | Apr. 25, 2019 03:25

Hi. I will be landing at Hong Kong International at about 6am
Answered by Molly from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 27, 2019 19:20

In fact, you can take a ferry directly from the airport to SZ Shekou Port. The ferry starts from 8:15 and it takes about 30 mins to get.
Asked by Greg from MALAYSIA | Apr. 20, 2019 14:25Reply
Is there a subway station at Shenzhen Bay Port?
Answers (1)
Answered by Orla from DENMARK | Apr. 22, 2019 00:16

The nearest one is Haiyue Station on subway line 2. The distance is around 1km.
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