Shenzhen Travel Guide

Shenzhen Travel Guide

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Shenzhen Facts

Chinese Name: 深圳 (shēn zhèn)
Population: 13,026,600
Area: Land Area: 1,997.47 square kilometers (771.23 square miles), Sea Area: 1,145 square kilometers (442 square miles)
Location: in the south of Guangdong Province, southern China
Administrative Division: 9 districts (Futian, Luohu, Yantian, Nanshan, Bao’ an, Longgang, Longhua, Pingshan, Guangming); 1 new district (Dapeng)
Area Code: 0755
Zip Code: 518000
GDP (2018): CNY 2,422.2 billion (USD 366.1 billion)

China’s Most Competitive & Innovative City

Shenzhen is a coastal city in the south of Guangdong Province, neighboring Daya Bay and Dapeng Bay to the east, Pearl River Estuary and Lingdingyang to the west, and Dongguan and Huizhou to the north and Hong Kong to the south. It is only 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Hong Kong. Benefiting from the superior location and China’s reform and opening-up policy, Shenzhen has become a modern and international metropolis since 1978. Dubbed as ‘China Silicon’, today’s Shenzhen gathers more than 14,000 high-tech companies including Huawei, Lenovo and Tencent. It also becomes the innovation hub as a new generation of start-ups emerging, which makes it the most competitive and innovative city in China.

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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 
Most Beautiful Beaches
10 Highest Buildings
Shenzhen Bay Sports Center

See Top 7 Things to Do in Shenzhen         8 Things to Do in Shenzhen at Night

Recommended Tours & Tickets

Shenzhen City Tour: 2 days visit to Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages

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 Book a ticket for Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages. 
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. 

Shenzhen Travel Tips

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Top 8 Electronics Malls        Visa on Arrival        144-Hour Visa-Free Transit        

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 JOrdan from FIJI | Feb. 16, 2020 19:44Reply
Quarantine information
I am travelling to Fiji and go through Shekou POrt check in my luggage to Hong Kong airport flying same day. Do they need 14 days quarantine when I travel by ferry to hong kong airport.?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sean from POLAND | Feb. 19, 2020 16:51

As I know, you don't need to have. But in order to be sure, you are suggested to contact the airlines and confirm the information.
Asked by Sagar Jugani from INDIA | Feb. 13, 2020 04:32Reply
About ferry terminal
I want to ask the ferry terminal was open now , I want to go Shenzhen from Hong Kong airport by ferry , I am flying to Hong Kong on 29th feb so pls advice can I take ferry to Shenzhen
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Answered by Walter from FINLAND | Feb. 15, 2020 16:52

Yes, you can take the ferry from HKIA to Shenzhen during this situation.
Asked by Chris from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 13, 2020 03:46Reply
How to go to million sunflower garden Guangzhou from dongmen pedestrian street shenzhen
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Answered by Sally from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 14, 2020 18:27

Is this dongmen pedestrian street in Luohu district or Zengcheng district?
Answered by Chris from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 15, 2020 02:33

in Luohu Sally
Answered by Sally from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 15, 2020 17:55

Take metro line 3 from Laojie station to Shaoniangong station, and transfer to metro line 4 to Shenzhen North Railway Station. Then you can take bullet train to Guangzhou South Railway Station. Next, take metro line 7 to Daxuecheng station, and interchange to metro line 4 to Jiaomen station, and take bus G1 to Million Sunflower Garden station.
Answered by Chris from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 15, 2020 23:24

Thank you Sally very much appreciated.
Asked by Sofian from INDONESIA | Jan. 12, 2020 08:58Reply
Hi. Can somebody help me. We want go to Shenzhen from hong kong airport. We are 9 people.
We want go to hotel jinjiang inn ( pingshan shenzhen nanshan science park branch? What besarnya we can go there. Thanks alot.
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Answered by Suzy from THAILAND | Jan. 14, 2020 17:12

Just for your reference: You can take shuttle bus A43/A43P to Shangshui station, then change for KCR East Rail to Luohu station. After crossing the Luohu port, you'are in mainland China, then you transfer to bus 101 from Shenzhen Railway Station to Langshan Road station, then walk south around 200m to the hotel.
Asked by john from UK | Jan. 03, 2020 10:49Reply
Arriving in Shenzhen Shekou on a Cruise Ship
I am arriving in Shekou port on a cruise ship. I would like to get off the ship and travel to Hong Kong on the ferry. I would get back on the cruise ship when it docks in Hong Kong later than day.

Does anyone know if this is possible and if a visa is needed.

Answers (1)
Answered by Elva from MALAYSIA | Jan. 06, 2020 01:05

Could you tell me your complete route? Like where will you come from before arriving in Shenzhen?
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