Districts of Shenzhen

Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Nanshan District Facts

Chinese Name: 南山区 (nán shān qū)
Population: 1,493,600
Area: 182 square kilometers (70.3 square miles)
Location: on the west-central part of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, southeast China
Area Code: 0755
Zip Code: 518000
GDP (2018): CNY 501.8 billion (USD 75.8 billion)

Education, Research & Sports Center

Nanshan District is affiliated to Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. It borders Futian District on the east, Bao’an District on the west, and Longhua District on the north. Nanshan District is the education, research and sports center of Shenzhen, it is the seat of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen High-tech Industrial Park, Shenzhen Bay Sports Center and Shekou Area. Also, Nanshan District China is rich in tourism attractions such as Windows of the World, Shenzhen Safari Park, Xin’an Ancient Town and Zhongshan Park.

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

You may need 1-2 days for Nanshan District travel in Windows of the World, Shenzhen Safari Park, Splendid China-Folk Culture Villages, Xin’an Ancient Town and Shenzhen Happy Valley.

 Windows of the World
It is a famous miniature scenic spot in China. The various attractions in the park are imitated at different ratios. It shows more than one hundred world-famous cultural landscapes and architectural wonders such as Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Pyramid. At the same time, there are folk songs performances from all over the word and high-tech entertainment projects. Travelers can enjoy the wonderful world in this spot.

 Shenzhen Safari Park
It is the first zoo to uncage the animals. There are more than 300 kinds of wild animals, such as zebras, giant pandas, and south China tigers. Travelers can not only have a chance to closely see the uncaged wild animals through the glass corridors, but also enjoy the wonderful performances and the car stunt show at night.

 Shenzhen Happy Valley
It is a large modern theme park in China, composed of nine parts with different themes including Gold Mine Town, Mt. Adventure, Playa Maya Water Park, Spanish Square, Cartoon City, Shangri-la Woods, Sunshine Beach, Typhoon Bay, and Happy Times. Travelers can play almost 100 exciting games and enjoy the wonderful performances.

 Xin’an Ancient Town
With more than 1,730-year history, Xin’an Ancient Town is currently the largest historical and cultural tourist attraction in Shenzhen. When visiting the ancient buildings including the South Gate, Wen Tianxiang Ancestral Hall, and Guandi temple, travelers can also have a taste of local snacks such as Shajing Oyster, Nanshan Litchi and Xixiang Shrimps.

 Splendid China-Folk Culture Villages
Located on Shenzhen Bay, it is the largest and the most comprehensive miniature park in the world. It consists of two scenic spots including Splendid China and Folk Culture Villages. Travelers can view detailed miniatures of famous sites from around the country and enjoy the unique folk performances.

Best Time to Visit Nanshan District

The best time to visit Nanshan District Shenzhen is winter and early spring from December to March with a temperature of 15-21℃ (59-69.8℉). Nanshan District belongs to the subtropical maritime climate zone. The temperature is mild and the sunshine is very sufficient. The average temperature is about 21℃ (69.8℉). And the hottest month is July with a temperature of 36℃ (96.8℉). You should pay attention to the typhoons season from July to September.

Nanshan Weather Forecast



An extensive transportation network provides different modes of transportation for travelers. Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport is about 20 km (12.4 mi) from the central district. Travelers can take Metro Line 11 and then transfer Line 1 to Nanshan District Shenzhen. Shenzhen West Railway Station is on the western part of Nanshan District Shenzhen which is very convenient. Shenzhen North Railway Station is another choice, travelers can take Metro Line 1 after getting off the train. Travelers can also take a flight to Hong Kong International Airport first, and then take a frequent bus to Shenzhen Bay Port to Nanshan District.
Within the city area, Metro Line 1, 2, 11 are in service. The taxi charges CNY 10 for the first 2 km and CNY 2.6/km for subsequent distances. It may cost CNY 50-60 from Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, and CNY 55-65 from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Nanshan District Shenzhen.

See more: Shenzhen Metro

Best Nanshan Food to Try

Nanshan Litchi, Roasted Squabs, Nanshan Oysters, Nanshan Peach, Xixiang Shrimps and other local foods are worth tasting.

 Nanshan Litchi
The fruit ripening period is in mid-late June. The litchi is juicy and sweet with soft pulp. With high nutritional value, it is known as the treasure in China. When coming Nanshan District, you cannot miss these.

 Roasted Squabs
It is a traditional dish of Guangdong Cuisine and one of three specialties in Shenzhen. Taking pigeon meat as its main material, it is very famous and popular because of its crispy taste, tender and juicy meat.

 Nanshan Oysters
With a unique natural environment and geographical location, Nanshan is rich in oysters. In the early winter, the condition of the warm day and cold night makes oysters fatter and juicier. Seafood restaurants are good places to go when visiting Nanshan District.
- Last updated on May. 31, 2022 -
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