Luohu District Facts
Chinese Name: 罗湖区 (lúo hú qū)
Area: 78.36 square kilometers (30.3 square miles)
Location: in the central part of Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, southeast China
Area Code: 0755
Zip Code: 518001
GDP (2018): CNY 230 billion (USD 34.8 billion)
First Port to Enter Mainland China
Luohu District is under the jurisdiction of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. It is one of the central urban areas of Shenzhen. It borders Yantian District on the east, Futian District on the west, Longgang Distrist and Longhua District on the north. Luohu District is the earliest developed urban area of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, and an important part of the CBD of Shenzhen. Luohu District borders Hong Kong on the south, and Wenjindu Port and Luohu Port connect Hong Kong with Shenzhen. Among them, Luohu Port is the largest port and is also an important window for China’s foreign exchanges. There are many places of interest in Luohu District including Wutong Mountain Scenic Area, Shenzhen Dongmen Old Street, Bamboo Park and so on.
Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Luohu District
Wutong Mountain Scenic Area
It is a natural scenic spot with mountain scenery and natural plants. There are various kinds of wildlife and plants. In this scenic area, the main peak of Wutong Mountain is 943 meters (3,094 feet) above the sea level, which is the first peak in Shenzhen. When there are fewer rainfalls in the winter and spring, it is a good place for travelers to go climbing. And in the summer, it becomes a summer resort.
Shenzhen East Gate Old Street
It is the first commercial center after the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. It consists of 8 municipal roads, 1 scenic street and 3 large leisure plazas, which is a modern commercial pedestrian block that retain the traditional charm. Travelers can go shopping, taste local snacks and visit the temples, ancestral halls, residences with distinctive Lingnan characteristics.
Shenzhen Paleontology Museum
It is a museum of Paleontology and its exhibition hall looks like a huge rock castle. There are different types of paleontological fossil specimens in different eras. Travelers can learn about the origin and evolution of biology, which will be an unforgettable memory.
Visit Hong Kong through Luohu Port
Visitors can get to Hong Kong through Luohu Port which is located in the southeast of Shenzhen. This port is in service from 06:30 to 24:00. Travelers can take Metro Line 1 or buses to the port.
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Best Luohu District Food to Try
Runji Beef Offal Restaurant
Niusanbao Rice Noodles is one of the famous dishes in this restaurant which is mainly made by sirloin, tripe and beef tendons. The soup is rich in flavor and the beef offal is soft and melting in the mouth.
Address: No.18 Jintang Road, Luohu District
Miwang Steamed Vermicelli Roll Restaurant
It is famous for its special dish, Steamed Vermicelli Roll with beef and purple rice. It is very thick and tastes sticky which gives people a different mouthfeel.
Address: No.26 Jintang Road, Luohu District
Qiangli Herbal Tea House
The most famous brand tea is the “Twenty-four Flavors Herbal Tea”. With various herbal materials, it makes people feel the rich bitterness of the throat. You can also have a taste of the Guiling Jelly.
Address: No. 15-6, New Bafang, Luohu District