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 Sep. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Travel
Asked by Henry ethan from SINGAPORE | Oct. 12, 2019 21:39Reply
May I know is there a ferry direct from Shenzhen airport to Zhongshan?
If yes, what is the ferry time schedule.thanks vm
Asked by Geena from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 05, 2019 14:34Reply
Hi. Im Filipina with an expired Chinese visa in old passport in my maiden name. Can I get VOA ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Austin from MALAYSIA | Oct. 12, 2019 00:44

Generally speaking, you can get it.
Asked by jen from MICHIGAN | Oct. 03, 2019 18:18Reply
what exit in luo ho subway going To shopping mall?
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Answered by Rinna from MALAYSIA | Oct. 11, 2019 01:08

You can get out of Exit B.
Asked by Charmaine Lagunero from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 02, 2019 04:43Reply
Are Filipinos required to have Chinese visa going to Shenzhen for 1 day? Or Visa on Arrival will do?
Is there any other option going to Shenzhen from Hongkong without a visa? Is there visa processing in HK if in case?
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Answered by Alex from USA | Oct. 09, 2019 23:59

Filipinos may apply for VOA by showing passports with proof that they have been issued a Chinese visa before by embassies and consulates. Visa is necessary and and you can't apply for it in HK.
Asked by Andi from INDONESIA | Sep. 29, 2019 17:57Reply
Shenzhen light show at civic centre
Hi, how to get to civic centre by metro to enjoy shenzhen light show? From which metro station and which exit?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joey from USA | Oct. 08, 2019 00:33

You can take metro line 2/4 and get off at Civic centre station (Exit C).
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