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 GERALDINE from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 22, 2019 01:42Reply
Is there a direct bus from Zhuhai to Luohu Shenzhen or do we have to change?
How many customs and immigration stops? Does it have on the journey? Thank you.
Asked by Linda Lim | Aug. 13, 2019 21:34Reply
Is there train near Shenzhen, Harbour Grand Hotel Hong Kong and Renaissance Hotel Hong Kong?
I would like to find out whether there is train station near the following places:
a) Shenzhen;
b) Harbour Grand Hong Kong Hotel; and
c) Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel.

Answers (1)
Answered by Piper from USA | Aug. 14, 2019 20:05

Shenzhen covers a large area and it has 4 different railway stations in the city. If you want to take train in HK, you need to get on from Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station.
Asked by James from HONG KONG | Aug. 13, 2019 21:22Reply
VOA for UK passport at Lok Ma Chu
Is it possible to get a VOA at Lok Ma Chu crossing?
I am a UK passport holder with no HKID.
Answers (1)
Answered by Parker from USA | Aug. 14, 2019 19:59

Do you mean Futian Port? Sorry, you can't. The eligible ports are Luohu (Lo Wu), Huanggang, Shekou and Fuyong ports, Bao'an Airport in the city.
Asked by Jane Tan from SINGAPORE | Aug. 12, 2019 20:13Reply
Last train from Shenzhen Baoan Stadium to Geshu
Hello, I am attending a concert at Baoan Stadium on a Sunday, with about 50,000 people, may end at 10.30pm. Can I check if it is possible to take the metro from Baoan Stadium to Geshu. Thank you. From Mrs J Tan
Answers (4)
Answered by Dina from CANADA | Aug. 13, 2019 20:03

What is Geshu? Could you provide a detailed address? You can take metro line 1 at Baoan Stadium metro station and it operates untill 23:00.
Answered by Jane Tan from SINGAPORE | Aug. 14, 2019 17:36

Hi Dina, thanks for your reply. Oops, I'm sorry, typo error, it should be Gushu. I am staying at a hotel near Gushu Metro, but a little worried that I may not be able to get on the metro from Baoan Stadium to Gushu Metro, after the concert.
Answered by Dina from CANADA | Aug. 14, 2019 20:53

It takes around 30 minutes between your hotel and stadium metro station. I think you can make it if you rush your time.
Answered by Jane Tan from SINGAPORE | Aug. 15, 2019 03:58

Hi Diana, thanks for your kind advice, I will take note of it. Good evening!
Asked by Kup from THAILAND | Aug. 05, 2019 07:22Reply
is it possible to get Shenzhen 5 day Visa at SZX Airport for Thai Passport holder?
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Pam from USA | Aug. 08, 2019 22:32

Generally speaking, you can get it.
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