Districts of Shenzhen

Futian District, Shenzhen

Futian District Facts

Chinese Name: 福田区 (fú tían qū)
Population: 1,633,700
Area: 78.66 square kilometers (30.4 square miles)
Location: in the central part of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, southeast China
Area Code: 0755
Zip Code: 518000
GDP (2018): CNY 415 billion (USD 62.7 billion)

Traditional City Center

Futian District is affiliated to Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and it is the city center of Shenzhen. It connects Luohu District on the east, Nanshan District on the west, and Longhua District on the north. With strong economic strength, it ranks 3rd in China’s Top 100 Districts Lists. Mangrove Nature Reserve, Xiasha Village and Bi Jia Mountain are worth visiting. Futian District Shenzhen is close to Hong Kong, travelers can take Metro Line 4 and transfer MTR East Rail Line of Hong Kong at Futian Port or take the high speed trains from Futian Railway Station, which only takes about 15 minutes. Travelers could also choose to get to Hong Kong through Huanggang Port which is in service all the day.

Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Futian District

You may need 1-2 days for Futian District travel. Mangrove Nature Reserve, Xiasha Village, Bi Jia Mountain and Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center are worth going.

 Mangrove Nature Reserve
It is a green corridor in the urban area of Shenzhen. It is not only a paradise for birds and mangroves, but also a good place for visitors to watch birds, enjoy the sight of the sea and the beautiful scenery of the mangroves.

​ Xiasha Village
It is located in the southwest of Futian District Shenzhen. This is also a folk village with various traditional customs where Ancestral Hall of Huang, martial arts performance, Cantonese opera performance and the famous dish Pen Cai attract countless visitors.

 Bi Jia Mountain
The whole mountain is named after its three main peaks which look like the pen holders. From the summit, you can enjoy the bustling cityscape and overlook the Shenzhen Bay. There is a natural cobble stone channel made by tides. As the tides rise and fall, it fades in and out which makes a wonder. Visitors cannot miss the famous building in the mountain-Sanqing Pavilion. This pavilion is in traditional artistic style while absorbing the characteristics of Western ancient architecture.
​ Visit Hong Kong through Huanggang or Futian Port
Huanggang Port and Futian Port connect Shenzhen with Hong Kong. Among them, Huanggang Port is available to travelers all day and travelers can take Metro Line 7 to this port. Futian Port opens from 06:30 to 22:30, Metro Line 4 pass through this port. These two ports are very convenient for people to travel to Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Best Time to Visit Futian District

The best time to visit Futian District is winter and early spring from December to March. The temperature is 15-21℃ (59-69.8℉). The climate in Futian District Shenzhen belongs to a subtropical maritime climate with mild temperature and sufficient sunshine. The annual average temperature is 24℃ (75.2℉). There are more typhoons from July to September. Futian District Shenzhen is very hot from May to October with an average temperature of 32℃ (89.6℉).

Futian District Weather Forecast



Travelers can take a flight to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport which is about 35 km (21.7 mi) from Futian District, and then take Metro Line 11 and Line 7 to their destinations. Shenzhen Futian Railway Station is only about 2 km (1.2 mi) from the center area of Futian District. Travelers can choose to take a train first, and then take Metro Line 3, get off at Shixia Station. Travelers can also take trains to Shenzhen Railway Station and then take Metro Line 1 and Line 3 or take trains to Shenzhen North Railway Station and then take Metro Line 4 and Line 7 to Futian District Shenzhen. Taking a flight to Hong Kong International Airport is another choice. Travelers can take the Kowloon Motor Bus and No.279X Bus to Sheung Shui Station, and then take MTR East Rail Line to Futian District Shenzhen.
Within the city, Metro Line 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11 are available. The taxi charges CNY 10 for the first 2 km and CNY 2.6/km for subsequent distance. It may cost CNY 35-45 from Shenzhen North Railway Station, CNY 25-30 from Shenzhen Railway Station, CNY 10-15 from Futian Railway Station and CNY 90-100 from Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport to Futian District China.

 See more: Shenzhen Metro

Best Futian District Food to Try

When coming to Futian District, you cannot miss the delicious food in Dacong Roast Goose Restaurant, Fangji Hongyang Food Store, Chiuchow Garden Restaurant, Cahngji Casserole Porridge Restaurant and so on.

 Dacong Roast Goose Restaurant
It is famous for its Roast Goose with a smooth and sweet taste. Put them and vegetables on the rice, add special sauce, this dish makes a deep impression in tourists’ hearts.
Address: No.116 Xiameilin Road, Futian District

 Fangji Hongyang Food Store
With a 16-year history, this restaurant mainly serves Chaoshan cuisine. You can have a taste of its popular dishes such as fried Scarab, Wet Fried Rice Noodles with Beef and Fried Oyster.
Address: 1st Floor, Building 32, Futian New Village, Fuhua Road, Futian District

 Chiuchow Garden Restaurant
This restaurant specializes in traditional Chiuchow cuisine with Yan Baochi as its signature dish. You can also taste other famous dishes including Marinated Goose, Abalone, and Hakka Pencai.
Address: No.6035 Shennan Road, Futian District
- Last modified on Nov. 28, 2019 -
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