Top 7 Things to Do in Shenzhen

Shenzhen, a coastal destination in China’s south Guangdong Province, is one of four first-tier cities in the country. As an emerging metropolis, it has a reputation as “the City of Creation and Fashion”. You can have fun in modern and cool amusement parks and enjoy the beautiful beach landscape. Let’s see: what are the top 7 things to do in Shenzhen?


Sunbake on Dameisha Beach

Dameisha Beach, Shenzhen
The Dameisha Beach stretches around 1,800 meters (1,970 yards) and is the largest beach in the city. Enjoying your leisure time in the Dameisha Beach Park undoubtedly is one of the best free things to do in Shenzhen. Sunbaking on the beach or strolling around to enjoy the subtropical seaside scenery will give you a unique experience. Besides swimming and sunbaking, you can experience some activities such as hiring motorboats or beach cars, as well as bungee jumping. During public holidays, you can choose the nearby Xiaomeisha Beach, which has an entrance fee to escape the crowds.

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Overseas Chinese Town East

The Overseas Chinese Town East, a large ecological resort full of beautiful scenery and amusement parks, is one of the best places to visit in Shenzhen. The resort includes Knight Valley, Tea Stream Valley, Wind Valley, and Huaxing Temple. The Knight Valley and Tea Stream Valley are the most interesting places. In the Knight Valley, you can experience some exciting activities in the water park or stroll along the plank road along the valley to enjoy a great waterfall and garden views. The Tea Stream Valley features pastoral landscapes and small towns in different styles. What’s more, there are various fabulous performances.

Window of the World

Window of the World, Shenzhen
The Window of the World is definitely one of the must-see places in Shenzhen. As the name indicates, it’s a theme park that shows the reproductions of the world's famous scenic spots. The park consists of 8 parts including almost all of the remarkable scenic spots from European architectural splendors, such as the Eiffel Tower, and ancient Athens, to the Asian treasure Angkor Wat of Cambodia. You can appreciate a cluster of classical buildings and learn more about those countries you are not familiar with. The performances and delicious foods from different countries are also the things you cannot miss.

Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages

Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages
Visiting Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages is one of the best things to do in Shenzhen. In fact, the Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages is composed of two sections. The Splendid China Village contains a lot of miniature replicas of Chinese well known scenic spots, such as the Great Wall, and Terracotta Army, as well as Huangguoshu Waterfall. You can experience a tour of all of China in one day, which is quite interesting. As for the other section, it’s brimming with special buildings from 24 ethnic groups. Besides taking in various structures, you can experience the unique customs of different ethnic groups.

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Have Fun in Happy Valley

Speaking of the top things to do in Shenzhen, you cannot miss Happy Valley. It’s a modern theme park with the most advanced facilities. The park is composed of 9 sections and boasts more than 100 fun projects. You can have an adventure on Mt. Adventure, get a glimpse of the Shangri-la Woods, and enjoy the coastal scenery on Sunshine Beach. Be sure to visit Playa Maya Water Park, which is the most fun part of the park. In addition to various amusement facilities, enjoying the fantastic performances will surely bring you a lot of joy.

 Camp on Xichong Beach

Xichong Beach, Shenzhen
Camping on Xichong Beach, the longest beach in the city, is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Shenzhen. It’s a less developed, more primitive tourist destination compared with other beaches. You can enjoy a beach barbecue, fishing or hold a bonfire party with friends while appreciating the beautiful seaside scenery and clear water. At night, hiring a tent and waiting for the sunrise can be a really romantic experience.

Mangrove Forest Natural Reserve

Lingering over the Mangrove Forest Natural Reserve is one of the top things to do in Shenzhen. It’s also a free seaside eco-park. In the park, you can get a close look at the peculiar ecological characteristics of mangrove plants. Meanwhile, cycling along the seaside path in the morning or evening will help you escape the hustle-and-bustle of city life. What’s more, you may have an opportunity to see some precious birds in the morning during the period from September to March because thousands of migrant birds spend winter there.

Further Reading
8 Things to Do in Shenzhen at Night
12 Best Places to Visit in Shenzhen
- Last updated on Jul. 04, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Top 7 Things to Do in Shenzhen
Asked by alos from SINGAPORE | Dec. 02, 2019 23:13Reply
What is most efficient way from Shenzhen World Exhibition Center to HKIA?
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Answered by Harper from DENMARK | Dec. 04, 2019 00:19

For your convenience, you are suggested to take subway line 1 to Luohu Station, Exit A2. Walk south and pass the border. Then you can enter HK.
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