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ShenzhenChina

When you arrive in Shenzhen on the ferry from Hong Kong, it’s like stepping into a new world, with parks and beaches, bustling Eat Streets, nightlife and theme parks.

In Shenzhen, skyscrapers and hectic commercial districts stand in contrast to picturesque parks and scenic beaches and theme parks. Whether you stay in the city or head to the beaches on the Dapeng Peninsula, you’ll see hordes of Chinese holidaymakers but few Western families. This is partly due to the relatively high crime rate in this metropolis on the southeast coast of China. However, the experienced traveller can still have a good time at Shenzhen’s many attractions by hiring a guide or taking a taxi to get around safely.

Until the 1970s, Shenzhen was a rural fishing village called Baoan County. It became Shenzhen in 1980 and, ever since it was declared a “Special Economic Zone”, millions of business people and migrants have settled here. Despite the rapid growth, plenty of green pockets remain. These spaces include Fairy Lake Botanical Garden and Lianhua Mountain Park.

Stop at Dongmen Pedestrian Street, with its lively markets and malls to shop for anything from tailored suits to comic books. Have a pot of tea with dim sum at a traditional teahouse or visit one of the city’s many “Eat Streets” to try the pork soup and dried bean curd of the local keija cuisine.

See representations of Niagara Falls, the Egyptian pyramids and other marvels at the Window of the World miniature park. Discover China’s history and culture at Splendid China and China Folk Culture Villages or at Minsk World. Ride the roller coasters and water slides at Happy Valley.

To see the area’s natural attractions, visit Mangrove National Park, where you can spot rare birds, or lay on the golden sands of Dameisha and Xiaomeisha beaches.

Shenzhen has its own airport and can also be reached by land and sea, though you may need a special visa to get in. From Shenzhen’s Shekou terminal you can take a ferry to Zhuhai, Macau and neighboring Hong Kong.

Where to stay in Shenzhen

I enjoy painting and can copy almost anything. 

- Vinny Guadagnino

And from the mouth of a "famous American TV reality personality" to the Chinese artist painstakingly having to do just that, we have the world in a nutshell.  Both reality and art are copied, packaged and marketed in order for us to make enough money to "produce" offspring who can repeat the process.

And, what can you expect from a world where a reality tv capitalist hack is running for the President of the USA.?  This is a world where we grow up being fed the same old corporate mumbo jumbo day after day all the while hearing the monotone slogans of "follow your dreams"...

I'm going to download Mr. Robot and watch something that might cheer me up today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinny_Guadagnino

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Buji

Buji is well-liked for its museums and parks. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Dafen Oil-Painting Village and Yinhu International Conference Center are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Xiashuijing Station or Changlong Station to get around.

Buji
Shenzhen is a youth city and was established as China's first special economic zone in 1980. Shen Nan Road

Futian

4.5/5Wonderful!(106 area reviews)

Futian is a destination travelers like for its shopping, and you might hop aboard the metro at Xiangmihu Station or Lianhua West Station to explore sights like Coco Park.

Futian
Shenzhen which includes a garden and a city

Luohu

4/5Very Good!(99 area reviews)

Travelers love Luohu for its popular shops, and you can see more of Shenzhen by jumping on the metro at Cuizhu Station or Shaibu Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Dongmen Pedestrian Street and Luohu Port.

Luohu
Splendid China Folk Village (錦繡中華民俗村) is a theme park including two areas (Splendid China Miniature Park & China Folk Culture Village) located in Shenzhen, China. The park's theme reflects the history, culture, art, ancient architecture, customs and habits of various nationalities. It is one of the world's largest scenery parks in the amount of scenarios reproduced.

Nanshan

4/5Very Good!(49 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Nanshan. If sightseeing is on the list, Shekou Ferry Terminal is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Daxin Station or Liyumen Station to see more of the area.

Nanshan
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Dapeng

Travelers like the museums in Dapeng, and Dapeng Fortress is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Dapeng
Lived here for 2 years! My view from our apt. It was the best time of our lives.

Shekou

4.5/5Wonderful!(15 area reviews)

Travelers choose Shekou for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Chiwan Station or Shekou Port Station and check out top sights like Shekou Ferry Terminal.

Shekou

Top Hotels in Shenzhen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Wyndham Grand Shenzhen
Wyndham Grand Shenzhen
4.5 out of 5
2009 Caitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
The price is $105 per night

Located in Futian, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shenzhen Central Park, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, and Coco Park. Huaqiangbei and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (406 reviews)

"English was good here and great food and rooms. Great views and close to 2 malls and tons of food with western options too. Good place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Wyndham Grand Shenzhen
The Langham, Shenzhen
The Langham, Shenzhen
5 out of 5
7888 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
Free Cancellation
The price is $129 per night

Located in Futian, this luxury hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Splendid China Folk Village and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Window of the World. Happy Valley and Coco Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (383 reviews)

"The last two times I stayed at Langham Shenzhen the rooms smelled a little musty. The dinners on the 22nd floor were not hot. That was dissapointing. One last thing, the bedside treats were little cookies that literally tasted like vomit. They were horrible! Definitely not suitable for the esteem ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

The Langham, Shenzhen
Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan
Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan
4.5 out of 5
Block A, SCC Building No 88 Haide Yi Rd, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
The price is $143 per night

Located in Nanshan, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Window of the World, Splendid China Folk Village, and Happy Valley. Shenzhen Safari Park and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (139 reviews)

"High floor & very nice view with good service Clise to strain location & convenience"…"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan

Popular places to visit in Shenzhen

Window of the World
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Window of the World

4/5(35 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Window of the World and see why people love this amusement park in Shenzhen. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Huaqiangbei
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Huaqiangbei

4.5/5(14 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Huaqiangbei, a favorite shopping spot in Shenzhen. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Dongmen Pedestrian Street
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Dongmen Pedestrian Street

4/5(35 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Dongmen Pedestrian Street, a popular shopping spot in Shenzhen. You can enjoy the restaurants while in the area.

Top things to do in Shenzhen

Private Tour of China Folk Culture Village & Dafen Village
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Private Tour of China Folk Culture Village & Dafen Village

$375
Per adult
Private Day Tour to Shenzhen from Guangzhou
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Private Day Tour to Shenzhen from Guangzhou

$375
Per adult
Full-Day Macau Tour from Shenzhen with 2-way Ferry
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Full-Day Macau Tour from Shenzhen with 2-way Ferry

$126
Per adult
Xiaomeisha Beach Excursion from Shenzhen
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Xiaomeisha Beach Excursion from Shenzhen

$107
Per adult
Private Tour to Dafen Oil Painting Village & Window of the World
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Private Tour to Dafen Oil Painting Village & Window of the World

$375
Per adult
Home Dining Experience of Traditional Cantonese Cuisine
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Home Dining Experience of Traditional Cantonese Cuisine

$32
Per adult

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Shenzhen

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Skip shuffling through another stuffy museum, and travel back in time to get your dose of history and culture with interactive activities

Skip shuffling through another stuffy museum, and travel back in time to get your dose of history and culture with interactive activities

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