Best Things To Do in Shenzhen, China

The sprawling city of Shenzhen holds a number of attractions that add to its tourist value. From entertainment options to parks, this city bustles with tourists as well as locals who love to chill out. For kids and families, there is Sea World, Window of the World and Happy Valley where they can have fun and lots of entertainment. You won't find many historical attractions in Shenzhen, however, there is Dabeng Fortress, was built in 1394 to defend the mainland from Japanese pirates and later in the 19th century to ward off the British in the Opium Wars. You can also visit the Hakka villages for a more enquiry into the past. There are a number of parks and villages where you can spend some leisure time such as Shenzhen Mangrove Nature Reserve, Dameisha Beach, and Splendid China Park. From Shenzhen, you can also go to Nashan mountain and Wutong Shan Mountain Area for a longer retreat.

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Must see places in Shenzhen ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Shenzhen and point of interests to visit.

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    Shenzhen Window Of The World

    Tags: Art And Culture, Park, Theme Park

    Address: No.9037 Shennan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518053, China.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:30 pm Details

    The Window of the world is a fabulous replica theme park located in the western part of the city of Shenzhen. Spread over 48 hectares, the park is home to replicas of some of the most famous tourist a...Read more

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    Happy Valley Of Shenzhen

    Tags: Sport, Park, Theme Park, Water Park

    Address: Overseas Chinese Town, Nan Shan District, Shenzhen 518053, China.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Happy valley of Shenzhen is a large modern theme park in Nanshan district of China. Spread over 3,50,000 square meters, the park boasts of tremendous quantities of exciting amusements to satisfy t...Read more

  3. # 3 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 295 times in trip plans
    Oct East Shenzhen

    Tags: Garden, Theme Park, Waterfall, Adventure

    Address: DaMeiSha, Shenzhen, China.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    OCT East (Overseas Chinese town east) is a leisure tourist resort combining natural and artificial landscapes and many attractions. Located in Dameisha, Shenzhen, it is spread over 9 square km and off...Read more

  4. # 4 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 1218 times in trip plans
    Splendid China Park

    Tags: Art And Culture, Park, Theme Park, Walking Area

    Address: 9003 Shennan Ave, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:30 pm Details

    Splendid China Park is a theme park located at the Overseas Chinese town, Shenzhen. The park’s theme reflects the history, culture, art, architecture and customs of various nationalities. It has...Read more

  5. # 5 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 383 times in trip plans
    Dameisha Beach

    Tags: Amusement Park, Beach, Park, Adventure

    Address: No. 9 Dameishayanmei Road, Yantian District, Shenzhen 518081, China.

    Timings: 08:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    Dameisha Beach area, sprawling 1.8 km in length, is Shenzhen city’s longest beach. The beautiful beach has golden sands and a blue sea that sets off the white sails of the boats under a sky dott...Read more

  6. # 6 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 617 times in trip plans
    Sea World

    Tags: Hotel, Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: 3F-313A, Seaview plaza, Taizi Road, Shekou, Shenzhen, China.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Shekou Sea World is an exciting hotel and entertainment area designed around the ship ‘Minghua’. The Ship was a luxury yacht belonging to the then French president, Charles De Gaulle. In 1...Read more

  7. # 7 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 528 times in trip plans
    Dafen Oil Painting Village

    Tags: Village, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang, Shenzhen 518112, China.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    In the early 1990’s a group of about twenty artists under the leadership of the painter and businessman Huang Jiang took up residence in the Dafen suburb of Shenzhen. The painters specialized in...Read more

  8. # 8 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 754 times in trip plans
    Shenzhen Mangrove Nature Reserve

    Tags: Park, Nature, Bird Watching

    Address: Bank of Shenzhen Bay, Futian District,Shenzhen 524448, China.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Shenzhen Mangrove Nature Reserve is a bird’s nature reserve, located on the north-eastern coast of Shenzhen Bay. Covering around 368 hectares of area, it is the only nature reserve that is locat...Read more

  9. # 9 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 450 times in trip plans
    Chinese Folk Culture Village

    Tags: Art And Culture, Village, Performance, Architecture

    Address: Overseas Chinese City, Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518000, China.

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:30 pm Details

    Chinese Folk culture village, located adjacent to the Splendid China theme park, features displays of the daily life and architecture of China’s 56 ethnic groups. Spread over an area of 2,00,000...Read more

  10. # 10 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 191 times in trip plans
    Dong Men Pedestrian Street

    Tags: Outdoors, Amusement Park, Walking Area, Entertainment

    Address: Dongmen Middle Road, Shenzhen, China

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Dong Men Pedestrian Street is one of the traditional Chinese shopping districts and also one of the oldest. The Dong men area was established about 300 years ago, and span block by block, leading it t...Read more

  11. # 11 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 2043 times in trip plans
    Kingkey 100

    Tags: Garden, Restaurant, Fountain

    Address: 5016 Shennan E Rd, Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

    Kingkey 100, also known as KK100 and Kingkey Finance Center Plaza, is a skyscraper in Shenzhen, China. Located about one kilometre north of the border between Mainland China and Hong Kong, the area is...Read more

  12. # 12 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 168 times in trip plans
    Wutong Mountain National Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, National Park, View Point

    Address: Maozai Village, Yantian District, Shenzhen518114, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Wutong Mountain is the tallest mountain in the Pearl River delta. The Wutong Mountain National park, considered as the Mecca for Shenzhen hikers and climbers, has always been a recognised beauty spot....Read more

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    Shenzhen Convention And Exhibition Centre

    Tags: Shopping Center, Exhibition

    Address: No.6007 Shennan Avenue, Futian ,Shenzhen 518040, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, formerly known as Huizhanzhongxin Station, is an interchange station of Shenzhen Metro Luobao line and Longhua line. Located at the underground of the juncti...Read more

  14. # 14 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 233 times in trip plans
    Xianhu Botanical Garden

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden

    Address: No.160 Liantang xianhu Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518004, China.

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    <p>Xianhu Botanical Garden, also known as the Fairy lake botanical garden is situated in the east suburbs of Shenzhen, adjacent to the Phoenix Tree Mountain. Spread over 588 hectares, the Botani...Read more

  15. # 15 of 126 Things To Do in Shenzhen | Added 293 times in trip plans
    Shenzhen Museum

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: No.6 Tongxin Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518040, China

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Shenzhen Museum has interesting and insightful facts, which revolves around the Shenzhen city. The place is China’s only nonprofit contemporary art organization, which works for public and sprea...Read more

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