Districts of Shenzhen

Bao’an District, Shenzhen

Bao’an District Facts

Chinese Name: 宝安区 (bǎo ān qū)
Population: 3,257,800
Area: 396.64 square kilometers (153 square miles)
Location: in the western part of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, southeast China
Area Code: 0755
Zip Code: 518101
GDP (2018): CNY 383.2 billion (USD 57.9 billion)

Transportation Hub of Greater Bay Area

Located in the west of Shenzhen, Bao’an District is under the jurisdiction of Shenzhen. It borders Longhua District on the east, Nanshan District on the south, and Guangming District on the north. With strong economic strength, Bao’an District is the economic, industrial and export zone in Shenzhen. As a transportation hub of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Bao’an District has Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, container ports and cargo terminals. Bao’an District Shenzhen is also a melting pot which is rich in tourist attractions. Among them, Shenzhen Phoenix Mountain Forest Park, Shenzhen Waterland Resort, Rock Lake, Zeng's Ancestral Hall & Complex and Yangtai Mountain are worth visiting.

Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Bao’an District

You may need 1-2 days for Bao’an Distract travel.
 Shenzhen Phoenix Mountain(Fenghuang Mountain)
Phoenix Mountain is on the east bank of the Pearl River, known as the “First Peak of Bao’an”. The whole spot consists of three parts: Wenchang Tower, Ancient Temple and the sunset glow scenic area. While climbing the mountain, travelers can view the beautiful natural scenery, strange rocks, and visit historical relics in the temple, and then enjoy the sunset after climbing to the top.

 Rock Lake Resort
It is famous for its unique natural hot springs. The buildings are in Spanish style and the environment is quiet. With well-equipment facilities, travelers can not only experience the wonderful hot springs, but also taste local food, ride horses and watch fireworks performance.

 Yangtai Mountain
It is one of the eight scenic spots in Shenzhen and famous for its waterfall. The flowers are in full bloom in spring, and the summer is cool which makes it a good summer resort. On top of the mountain, you can overlook the scenery of Rock Lake. The Hiking Festival held on 9th September in Yangtai Mountain attracts many travelers.

 Zeng's Ancestral Hall & Complex
Located in Bao’an District, it is an ancestral building which is a place to worship ancestors of the Zeng Family. With greater influence and historical value, it represents the excellent cultural form of ancestral beliefs in Hakka culture. Travelers can visit the whole ancestral hall with the stone arch, and the granite stone architecture-the Stone Archway, and also enjoy the beautiful scenery and rich history.

Best Time to Visit Bao’an District

The best time to visit Bao’an District Shenzhen is winter and early spring from December to March. During this time, the temperature is 15-21℃ (59-69.8℉) which is very suitable for travel. The climate in Bao’an District Shenzhen belongs to the subtropical maritime climate zone which is characterized by sufficient sunshine and mild temperature. The average temperature is about 22℃ (71.6℉). There are more typhoons from July to September.

Bao’an District Weather Forecast



Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the central district, travelers can take Metro Line 11 to Bao’an District Shenzhen. Shenzhen North Railway Station and Shenzhen Futian Railway Station can be chosen too, Metro Line 5 and Line 11 are available to Bao’an District Shenzhen.
Within the district, Metro Lines 1, 4, 5, 11 are in service every day. The taxi charges CNY 10 for the first 2 km and CNY 2.6/km for subsequent distance. It costs about CNY 40-50 from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, CNY 60-70 from Shenzhen North Railway Station and CNY 65-75 from Futian Railway Station to the central district.

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Best Bao’an District Food to Try

Many traditional restaurants such as Dongshan Chaliao, Baoyi Beef Restaurant, Shanghe Roasted Pork Restaurant, Yonglong Roasted Goose Restaurant, Li Bao Ge, Chunmanyuan and Baoan Ice House are worth going.

 Dongshan Chaliao
This restaurant is famous for traditional Hakka food. The hottest dishes are Badao Rice Noodles, Shredded Chicken and Hakka Tofu.
Address: No.39, Lingxin 1st Lane, Lingzhiyuan, Bao’an District

 Baoyi Beef Restaurant
It is known for its Beef Rice Noodles and Beef Offal Rice Noodles. With more than 4-hour cooking, the beef soup is rich in flavor and the beef is very tender and soft.
Address: No.101, Block B, Lingzhi New Village, Bao’an District

 Shanghe Roasted Pork Restaurant
It is a traditional restaurant with a 40-year history. The roasted pork is juicy with a unique burnt flavor. Sumai is another famous dish which adds water chestnuts in its stuffing making it chewier.
Address: No.106, Shangchuan Road, Area 31, Bao’an District.

 Li Bao Ge
It is a traditional restaurant in Bao’an District to taste Dim sum. It is famous for Shrimp Dumpling, Cream Custard Bun,
Osmanthus Jelly and so on.
Address: 4th Floor, inside Uniwalk, Bao’an District

It is a famous Cantonese cuisine brand in Shenzhen. Travelers can eat Crispy Durian Cake, Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce and Crispy Pigeon.
Address: 3rd Floor, inside π Mall, Bao’an District
- Last modified on Nov. 28, 2019 -
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