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Shenzhen Attractions

Are you a fan of shopping or fine food? Or perhaps you just like to make your way around a new city like a bona fide local. When staying in Shenzhen, it doesn't matter which way you lean — this significant city offers all the experiences and attractions you could ever hope for.

Explore the best sights in Shenzhen with some unique tours & day trips, or try out our list of 487 fun activities in Shenzhen. We have free cancellation and no added fees, so you can rest easy and channel your energy into planning the vacation of a lifetime.

Things to Do in Shenzhen with Kids

Shenzhen is an excellent place for a family getaway. Take the little ones along and enjoy these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Shenzhen

They say the best things in life are free. Be sure to explore the following around Shenzhen:

Old Shēnzhèn Museum - Talk to the friendly staff and discover more about the special collections exhibited at this museum.

OCT Contemporary Art Terminal - If you're eager to explore more of the cultural and artistic side of the region, don't miss this.

Xiangmi Lake Casino - Loads of fun is what you'll discover at this entertaining attraction.

OCT-LOFT Art Terminal - Architecture buff or not, you're certain to be impressed by this landmark's modern design.

Shatou Xiasha Village - Soak up some of the fascinating history of the area through this site.

Shun Hing Square - This vibrant place is a popular rendezvous point for both locals and visitors.

International Foreign Trade Center - If you want to see some of the more important or unique places in the community, this place is worth visiting.

Zhang Gong Ancestral Temple - Inject a bit of spirituality into your getaway by dropping by this religious site.

Meishan Mountain - Bring your camera and let Mother Nature stimulate your imagination.

Lychee Park - If you like digging about the garden, this place will delight your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Shenzhen


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.

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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.

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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.



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.



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



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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Shenzhen on a sunny day?

Make the most of the great weather (and get some fresh air as well) with some of these outdoor experiences:

What to do in Shenzhen on a rainy day?

What is Shenzhen famous for?

OCT East lives up to its reputation as a local icon you simply can't miss.

What should I not miss in Shenzhen?

You simply can't go home without crossing off the following list of unmissable sights:

  • Window of the World
  • Happy Valley
  • Shenzhen Museum
  • Splendid China Folk Village

Are there cheap things to do in Shenzhen?

What can you do in Shenzhen for free?

Your time away in Shenzhen won't cost an arm and a leg with free things like these to keep you entertained:

  • Dongmen Pedestrian Street
  • Coco Park
  • Luohu Commercial City
  • Dafen Oil-Painting Village