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.

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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, Universidad Sports Centre,  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.

Suburban Districts

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Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Travel
Asked by Steve from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 11, 2019 12:26Reply
Hi, I am flying from London to Phnom penh with a stopover in Shenzhen and similar on the way back.
I booked via the Shenzhen airlines website but now need to change my dates. After a lot of phone calls I ended up at Shenzhen airlines official call centre in China. I was able to change my dates for a fee, however I could not pay the fee because I did not have a Chinese credit/debit card.
Very strange that they could sell me the ticket via a UK card in the first place. I cannot find a single representative of the airline in the UK, they direct you to Air China who then know nothing about Shenzhen airlines.
Anyone got any ideas?
thanks Steve.
Answers (2)
Answered by Sydney from GEORGIA | Dec. 11, 2019 17:37

Well, according to the situation, I am afraid that you still need to contact the airline. As I know, the contact number of Shenzhen airlines is 95361. You can try to dial. Hope helpful!
Answered by Steve from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 12, 2019 04:39

Thank you, I have spoken to them directly to their call center, the problem being is that they will only take Chinese credit cards not British or any other countries cards.
Asked by mekna from MALAYSIA | Dec. 08, 2019 00:16Reply
can I know postcode for this address in Shenzhen?
ChuNeng Science Park,
111 HuanguanzhongLu, Guanlan Street,
Longhua District, Shenzhen. China
Answers (1)
Answered by Kate from USA | Dec. 10, 2019 18:27

It is 518110.
Asked by Alex from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 06, 2019 02:36Reply
Hi, I'm an UK passport holder. I have a 17 hour layover in Shenzhen Airport.
Can I apply for a 24 hour visa free transit? Thanks. Alex
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from USA | Dec. 09, 2019 18:01

Yes, you can.
Asked by Laila Abu Samah from MALAYSIA | Dec. 02, 2019 23:48Reply
Can Bring outside food in Shenzhen Safari Park and Ocean world
Answers (1)
Answered by Abigail from CANADA | Dec. 04, 2019 00:16

As I know, outside foods are not allowed to bring into the scenic areas.
Asked by alod from SINGAPOREB | Nov. 28, 2019 20:34Reply
train schedule guangzhou - shenzhen
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Answered by Emma from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 02, 2019 01:21

There are four railway stations you can take train between them. Which one do you ask?
Answered by alod from SINGAPORE | Dec. 02, 2019 23:03

Whichever station closest to the New Shenzhen World Exhibition Center near the airport?
Answered by Emma from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 03, 2019 18:29

Shenzhen Railway Station.
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