Districts of Shenzhen

Yantian District, Shenzhen

Yantian District Facts

Chinese Name: 盐田区 (yán tían qū)
Population: 242,900
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

You may need 1-2 days for Yantian District travel.

 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.

 Dameisha Beach
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.

Best Time to Visit Yantian District

The best time to visit Yantian District is in winter and early spring from December to March when the temperature is 15-21℃ (59-69.8℉). The climate in Yantian District Shenzhen belongs to the subtropical maritime climate. The temperature is mild, and the sunshine is sufficient. Yantian District Shenzhen is very hot from May to October with an average temperature of 32℃ (89.6℉) and the annual average temperature is 25℃ (77℉). Travelers should pay attention to that there are more typhoons from July to September.

Yantian District Weather Forecast



Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is about 55 km (34.2 mi) from Yantian District Shenzhen. Travelers can take Metro Line 11 and Line 2 and then transfer Bus No.387 to Yantian District. Shenzhen Railway Station is about 15 km (9.3 mi) from Yantian, travelers can take Bus No.205 or No.387 after getting off the train. Taking trains to Shenzhen East Railway Station is another option, and Bus No.308 directly accesses to Yantian District Shenzhen.
Within Yantian District Shenzhen, there is no metro in service, and Metro Line 8 is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. Buses are very convenient and almost extend to all directions. The taxi charges CNY 10 for the first 2 km and CNY 2.6/km for subsequent distance. It may cost CNY 170-180 from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, CNY 40-50 from Shenzhen Railway Station and CNY 50-60 from Shenzhen East Railway Station to Yantian District Shenzhen.

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Best Yantian District Food to Try

When coming Yantian District Shenzhen, the seafood, Babao Chicken Hot Pot, Yao Chicken, Sauce Trotter and Stewed Beef in Beer will satisfy your taste buds.

 Yantian Seafood
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.

 Yao Chicken
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.
- Last modified on Nov. 28, 2019 -
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