Yantian District, Shenzhen
Yantian District Facts
Chinese Name: 盐田区 (yán tían qū)
Area: 74.99 square kilometers (29 square miles)
Location: on the eastern part of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, southeast China
Area Code: 0755
Zip Code: 518000
GDP (2018): CNY 61.3 billion (USD 9.3 billion)
Coastal District with Nice Beaches
Yantian District is affiliated to Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Located in the east of Shenzhen, it borders Luohu District on the west, Longgang District and Pingshan District on the north. There is a long history of Yantian District. Yantian District Shenzhen is a cultural melting pot. Shatoujiao Fish Dance is listed in the national intangible cultural heritage list, and Shatoujiao Street is awarded the “Hometown of Folk Art”. Shatoujiao Port connects Hong Kong with Shenzhen, travelers can visit Hong Kong through Shatoujiao Port. As a coastal district, Dameisha and Xiaomeisha Beaches are the top places to visit.
Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Yantian District
Chung Ying Street
Located at Shatoujiao town, Yantian District Shenzhen, it lies at the border of Mainland China and Hong Kong. And it is one of “Top Eight Attractions in Shenzhen”. There are boundary monuments, Zhong-Ying Street Historical Museum, a one-hundred-year banyan tree, and a warning wall. Travelers can fully appreciate its rich cultural relics.
It is surrounded by mountains on three sides and with a length of 1,800 meters (1,970 feet) beach. The main spots include Sun Square, Moon Square, Sunlight Corridor and Wishing Tower. Travelers can swim in the sea, walk along the seaside plank road and play on the beach.
Xiaomeisha Beach & Xiaomeisha Sea World
Xiaomeisha Beach is known as “Oriental Hawaii”. With a quiet environment, fresh air, comfortable sea wind and beautiful scenery, it attracts many tourists. And Xiaomeisha Sea World is a family-friendly entertainment complex. Travelers can not only see the polar bears, sharks, whales and other ocean animals, but also enjoy the wonderful performances.
Overseas Chinese Town East
It is an ecological resort including three themed parks: Knight Valley, Tea Stream Valley and Wind Valley. Travelers can play exciting entertainment facilities and enjoy the wonderful dance performance.
Visit Hong Kong through Shatoujiao Port
Located in the east of Shenzhen, Shatoujiao Port connects Hong Kong with Shenzhen. It opens from 07:00 to 22:00. And there are two cross-boundary buses to Hong Kong International Airport and Kowloon Tong. Travelers can visit Hong Kong easily from Shenzhen Shatoujiao Port.
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Best Yantian District Food to Try
With large numbers, cheap price and fresh taste, the seafood from Yantian District is famous and popular in Shenzhen. There are living fresh seafood from all over the world including lobster, pearl abalone, red king crab and salmon. You cannot miss the delicious seafood.
Babao Chicken Hot Pot
It is a traditional dish of Cantonese Cuisine, taking chicken, dangshen, fuling, duck intestines, eel and vegetables as main materials. The soup is fresh and rich in flavor, the chicken meat is soft and tender. With the delicious taste and effect of keeping the body healthy, it is popular among the local people.
It is a delicious Cantonese Hakka Cuisine, and one of the famous farmhouse dishes. The baked chicken is heated in a clay kiln, and then to be covered a thick layer of sand. The chicken meat is tender and full of flavor.