Code: HKG23

Travel to Shenzhen from Hong Kong

Potala Palace in the park
Route: Hong Kong - Lo Wu Port - Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages

Bordering Hong Kong, Shenzhen is very easy to reach. The most convenient way to make a 1 day Shenzhen tour from Hong Kong is by MTR. You could take MTR East Rail Line from Hung Hom Station to Lo Wu Station. Walk through the check point of Hong Kong side to the Shenzhen side. It takes around 10 to 15 minutes to go through the entry formalities. It may take longer time if you travel during weekends and holidays.

Tips: Passport holders of some countries can easily get a Visa On Arrival in Lo Wu Port of Shenzhen, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland and Spain. For other countries, travelers need to apply for a Chinese Visa beforehand.

Take Subway Line 1 (Luobao Line) from Lo Wu (Luo Hu) Station and get off at OCT Station. Get out from Exit D, and walk east to the entrance of Splendid China and Folk Cultural Villages. It takes around one hour for the whole journey.

The Splendid China - Folk Cultural Villages is the world's largest Chinese culture theme Park. It was formerly two attractions and integrated into one in 2003. The admission fee for one day ticket is CNY200 for adults, CNY100 for children between 3.9 and 4.9 feet (1.2 and 1.5 meters) in height and free of charge for children less than 3.9 feet (1.2 meters).

The Splendid China district is a park showcasing nearly 100 miniatures of China's most famous sights. Most of them are scaled down at a ratio of 1:15. They were distributed according to their locations within the country, so this park looks like a huge map of China. The Folk Cultural Villages on the west of Splendid China brings together the customs of China's ethnic groups in 25 full-scale ethnic villages. Over there you will enjoy the architecture, folk activities, snacks and also traditional performances of most 55 ethnic minorities.
Street scene
One day is needed to fully enjoy the park. It is recommended to visit the miniatures in Splendid China district in the morning before lunch and tour the Folk Cultural Villages in the afternoon. The following is the suggested travel route in this huge park.

Morning time before lunch:
Nine Dragon Screen - Splendid Garden - Mogao Grottoes - Botanical Garden - Mt. Huagnshan - Hanshan Temple - Old Summer Palace - Shanhaiguan Great Wall - Forbidden City - Potala Palace

Afternoon time:
Wei Village - Zang Village (Tibetan Village) - Horseback-Fighting Performing Field (Performace "Dynasty is at War" at 14:00) - Ancient Tea House Road - Wa Village - Hani Village - Mosuo Village - Dong Village - Miao Village - Stone Forest - Yi Village - Shui Village - Dai Village - Huizhou Old Street

Performances in the evening:
17:00 - 17:55 "Oriental Dress Show" at Image of China Theater
19:00 - 20:25 "Grand Evening Party" at Phoenix Square

After finishing this Shenzhen tour package from Hong Kong, reverse your trip back to Lo Wu Port and take MTR East Rail Line back to Kowloon Peninsula.
 More Related Trips: 
Fisherfolk Life Experience: One day to the Lamma Island, Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Victoria Cruise.

Questions & Answers
Asked by Monica from INDONESIA | Oct. 10, 2019 02:10Reply
Visa Tour from HK to Shenzen
I'm Indonesian.
We (2 people) will fly to HK next week.
I have no more time to apply china visa in my country.
Can we join this tour from HongKong to Shenzen with visa tour?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rabih | Oct. 10, 2019 17:27

As I know, if you hold Indonesian passport, you are eligible for Visa on Arrival in Shenzhen for 5 days if you have been granted a Chinese visa previously. If you haven't, you need a tourist visa to enter Shenzhen.
Asked by evelyn pasimio from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 25, 2019 23:57Reply
We are 4 pax booked at Royal View hotel 353 Castle Peak Road, Ting Kau, Tsuen Wan, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong. We want 1 day tour to shenzen.
How do we get our visa?

Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Sharon | Feb. 26, 2019 18:09

As I know, if apply the China visa in Hong Kong area, foreigners who hold ordinary passports are requested to submit visa applications via Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC). The basic information of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center is as follows:

Address: 20F Capital Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wanchai

Telephone: 00852-29921999


Working Days: Monday to Friday (except for Public Holidays).
Hope it helps.
Asked by Ms.Rosanna | Dec. 20, 2010 21:52Reply
What is the operating hours for a ride to the tram going to the Peak in Hong Kong? & how do I go there im booked at the Royal pacific Hotel Tsimshatsui?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ms.Emma | Dec. 21, 2010 20:15

The opening hour of the tram is from 7am to midnight. There is one about every ten minutes. From Tsim Sha Tsui, you can take subway or Tianxing Ferry boats to the Central and the tram station of the Peak is just 20 minutes' walking distance from the station. There is direct bus to the top of the peak from the ferry terminal of Central: Bus 15, but tram is a wonderful experience that should not miss.
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