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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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 scaled down the replicas of China’s historical building and folk customs. One of the world’s largest scenery parks in the amount of scenarios reproduced here, it is developed and managed by China Travel Service. Services of the Architectural specialists and landscape experts who are actually engaged with the conservation work at the actual sites, have been used to attain the apex level of detail in the replicas recreated here. The exhibits are surrounded by pleasant gardens that offer a relaxing walk for the visitors at the site. Apart from the replicas and wonderful scenes, you can see over 50,000 ceramic figures in the different locations at the park. Highlights and must sees include:
One of the world’s largest scenery parks.
Excellent detailed replicas of China’s historical buildings and folk customs.
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 attractions from all over the world. Within a day, you can visit different sites from a dominating 108 metre tall Eiffel tower to the classic Taj mahal, from the majestic roman Colosseum to the historical pyramids and many more. The site can be enjoyed sitting in a gondola that will take you across the mesmerizing canals of Venice. The park hosts various festivals annually like Cherry festival and the Indian Cultural week, it runs many programs during the holiday periods too. The International beer festival organized during the summer holidays is a favourite amongst the visitors. The park offers numerous adventure opportunities to the visitors. You can test your courage, navigating the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, and learn to hunt prey in the lush green woods like the North American Indians. You can enjoy Skiing in the exciting Indoor Alpine Ski run, offering 4,000 square meters of Indoor area to ski. Highlights and must sees include:
A fabulous replica park that has almost all the major tourist attractions from all over the world
108 m Eiffel tower
4,000 sq m Indoor Alpine Ski run
All the major European sites from Colloseum to the beautiful canals of Venice
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Overseas Chinese Town, Nan Shan District, Shenzhen 518053, China.
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 the adventurous desires of people of all the ages. The entire park consists of nine areas, each based on a different theme. Spanish square, Cartoon city, Mt. Adventure, Gold mine town, Shangri-la woods, Sunshine beach, Typhoon bay, Playa Maya water park and Happy times are the nine areas that open a world of incredible excitement to the visitors at the park. Besides these the park hosts around 100 exciting games for adults and children and excellent. Excellent magic, acrobatics and extreme sports performances are presented at the site.
The most interesting place in the Happy valley is the Playa Maya Water park, based on the ancient Maya culture and depicting the beauty of its water scenery. It opens from May 1st to October 7th and offers the visitors an experience of the exciting primitive and mysterious civilizations. Highlights and must sees include:
A modern theme park, spread over 3,50,000 square meters.
Nine areas based on different themes (Spanish square, Cartoon city, Mt. Adventure, Gold mine town, Shangri-la woods, Sunshine beach, Typhoon bay, Playa Maya water park and Happy times).
Around 100 exciting games for young and old to participate.
Excellent Magic, acrobatics and extreme sports performances.
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 offers luxury hotels, golf courses, sports facilities, concert arenas and amusement parks. OCT East consists of two major theme parks; The Ecoventure valley and the Tea stream resort valley. The Ecoventure valley consists of five main theme areas: the Breakers lagoon, the Seafield village, the Rapids forest, Adventure Canyon and the Peak highland. There is also a splendid giant waterfall at the entrance of the Ecoventure valley, which is the largest seashore waterfall in China. The tea stream resort valley has 4 different themed areas: the Ancient tea town, Interlaken, the Wetland garden and the Sanzhou tea garden. The theme areas also boast of a water golf driving range, an indoor tennis stadium with an opening roof, and the OCT East theatre. Highlights and must sees include:
A leisure tourist complex spread over 9 square km.
The Ecoventure valley: Breakers lagoon, the Seafield village, the Rapids forest, Adventure Canyon and the Peak highland.
The Giant waterfall, China’s largest seashore waterfall.
The Tea stream resort valley: the Ancient tea town, Interlaken, the Wetland garden and the Sanzhou tea garden.
Water golf driving range, an indoor tennis stadium and the OCT East theatre.
The Aqua Show: water-based music and dance show every night.
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 dotted with white clouds. ‘Wave surfing’ on the Dameisha beach is one of the most popular spots in Shenzhen. The beach has many functional zones in the park, like swimming zone, sports zone, amusement zone and BBQ zone. It has several groups of themed sculptures that depict the aspirations of a better life of the unstable ‘Drifting generation’ of the 1940s-80s. These sculptures though representing stories of the young people, who had unstable jobs and insecure living conditions, have now become a symbol of happiness in the scenic area. The ‘Water slide on Ropeway’ offers a challenging sport in the occidental area for the adventure enthusiasts at the Dameisha beach. Highlights and must sees include:
Shenzhen city’s longest beach
Dameisha Beach park with over 50 kinds of subtropical trees.
Swimming zone, sports zone, amusement zone and BBQ zone
Water slide on a Ropeaway
Themed sculptures that depict the aspirations of the ‘Drifting generation’ of the 1940s-80s.
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 1973, the ship was permanently anchored at Shekou and renamed ‘Minghua’ from ‘Anceveller’.
With a height of 9 decks and a length of 168 meters, the Sea world at Shekou now boasts of a 3-D cinema, a four-star hotel, a nightclub, a 1000 m2 lobby, a 2000 m2 Café Lounge and a fully-equipped gymnasium. Along with the Sea World Café Bars, the site also has X-Ta-Sea, which has pool tables, foosball, live sports on display and live music from Tuesday to Saturday. The site is lit up festively during the evenings and the seats are designed to look like whale tails. The Sea world is full of life and excitement and continues to attract hordes of foreign and domestic tourists regularly. Highlights and must sees include:
An exciting hotel and entertainment area designed around a former luxury ship ‘Minghua’.
International restaurants, coffee shops, bars and interesting gift shops.
3-D cinema, a Four-star hotel, a nightclub, a 2000 m2 Café Lounge and a fully-equipped gymnasium.
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 the making of large numbers of detailed replicas of famous oil paintings by the masters of the craft such as Van Gogh, Dali, da Vinci, Rembrandt and Warhol. With increase in demand of the replicas of the famous paintings in the market, the number of artists also increased. Now, many artists are trained at art academies in the required crafts and techniques to produce a large number of replicas daily. Currently, you can buy both originals and replicas at the village; it is made clear by the sellers that the paintings are replicas. Highlights and must sees include:
Painters specialized in the making replicas of famous oil paintings.
Replicas of the works of the masters such as Van Gogh, Dali, da Vinci, Rembrandt and Warhol.
You can commission the originals as well at lower prices.
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Bank of Shenzhen Bay, Futian District,Shenzhen 524448, China.
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 located in urban area and is the smallest one in China. The nature reserve has around 1,00,000 migratory birds coming here to migrate in winters. In addition to the Mangrove in the protection area, there are around 55 other species of plants at the site. The place is regarded as a green corridor of the Shenzhen city, with a wide range of beautiful coastal road and fused with the coastal ecological park. The site is a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts, as it can be best accessed and enjoyed on cycles. The Shenzhen Mangrove Nature Reserve has gradually become famous among the tourists from home and abroad.
‘Mini protected area’, China’s only nature reserve located in an urban setting.
Over 189 kind of migratory birds, 1,00,000 in number, visit the site in winters for refuge.
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Overseas Chinese City, Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518000, China.
10:00 am - 09:30 pm
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 square meters, the Chinese folk culture village, has 24 peculiar cottages that welcome the visitors to the site. You can witness distinctive architecture of different ethnic groups from all over China and buy some handicrafts or taste some local snacks at the site. If you visit the culture village at a right time, you will be able to experience some unique festivals of the local tribes. The Water-splashing festival of the Dai people’s, The Torch festival of the Yi group and the most popular of the lot, the Knife Bar festival of the Lisu ethnic group, are some of the major festivals that you can enjoy on a visit to the Culture village. Highlights and must sees include:
Displays of the daily life and architecture of China’s 56 ethnic groups.
24 peculiar cottages that welcome the visitors.
The Torch festival of the Yi group and the Knife Bar festival of the Lisu ethnic group.
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Dongmen Middle Road, Shenzhen, China
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 to be alternatively known as "Laojie" (or "Old Street"). The market is flooded with men’s and women’s garments, shoes, gems, totes, travel sacks and bags. The conventional business markets can be found down back roads and inside the few multi level wholesale shopping centers, for example, the Foreign Trade Clothing City, Baima White Horse Clothing Wholesale Mall or the Junma Fashion Wholesale Market. The place is vibrant, teaming with life, and they’re packed with keen sellers waiting to do deals. These traditional market places have soul, and character, and the Dongmen market area of Shenzhen is no different.
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5016 Shennan E Rd, Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 often described as the ‘Financial district’ of Shenzhen. This multipurpose building stands 1,449 Ft tall and consists of 100 floors for office and hotel space. Out of the 100 floors, 68 are used for Class-A office space and 22 floors are used for 6-Star business hotel. There are several restaurants and garden on the top four floors of the building. There is also a water fountain and an observation deck near the top. The Kingkey 100 is currently the tallest building in Shenzhen and 14th tallest building in the world. Highlights and must sees include:
Kingkey 100: 1,449 Ft tall, Shenzhen’s tallest and Worlds 14th tallest building.
100 floors of office and hotel space.
68 floors used for Class-A office space.
St Regis Hotel – a 6-star hotel occupying 22 floors.
Restaurants and garden on the top four floors of the building.
Water fountain and an observation deck near the top.
KK Mall adjacent to KK100 – Luxury brand stores, restaurants and Shenzhen’s 1st IMAX cinema.
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Maozai Village, Yantian District, Shenzhen518114, China
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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. At the age of Ming Dynasty it was included in the 8 great views of Xin’an County and was praised by the poets in their writings. There are several routes to the top varying significantly in difficulty, as well as either the larger or the smaller mountain to climb. Small Wutong can take around 2 hours to reach the top and provides nice views of Luoho, Futian and distant Nanshan. The Big Wutong can take a lot longer than this and is also much harder to climb.
It is an unforgettable experience both for the sense of achievement when you reach the top and also for the stunning scenic beauty you get to witness along the climb. The night view from the summit over the city set against the sweep of Shenzhen Bay is spectacular.
Highlights and must sees include:
Over 900 meters, the tallest mountain in the Pearl River delta
Considered as the Mecca for Shenzhen hikers and climbers
Included in the 8 great views of Xin’an County by the Ming Dynasty
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No.6007 Shennan Avenue, Futian ,Shenzhen 518040, China
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
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 junction of Fuhua Lu and Zhongxin Erlu in the downtown area of the city, it started functioning on 28 December 2004. The convention and exhibition center has 9 exhibition halls on the first floor and 25 meeting rooms and a function hall. It gives access to the Central walk shopping mall, the Sheraton Futian and the Shangri-la Futian Hotels. With excellent location and accessibility, the place holds most of the exhibitions that happen in Shenzhen.
Highlights and must sees include:
An interchange station of Shenzhen Metro Luobao line and Longhua line.
9 exhibition halls, 25 meeting rooms and a function hall.
Access to the Central walk shopping mall, the Sheraton Futian and the Shangri-la Futian Hotels.
Holds most of the exhibitions that happen in Shenzhen.
<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 Botanical garden was established in 1983 and serves as a multifunctional botanical garden integrating scientific research, plant species collection and tourism. There are over 7,800 species of plants in the garden. A plant sample exhibition hall is also established, with over 70,000 samples on display, in order to develop the botanical garden. Due to the abundant species and suitable climate, the garden is divided into 17 special gardens: The Butterfly Orchid Garden, Rare Plant Garden, Palm Plant Garden, Bamboo Garden, Peach Garden, Shade Plant Garden, Desert Landscape Garden, Aquatic Plant Garden, Miniascape Garden etc. The whole garden includes 6 main landscape areas: Paradise on Earth Area, Lake Area, Temple Area, Desert Landscape Area, Fossil Forest Area and Pine and Azalea Area.Apart from these there are many Chinese classic garden buildings distributed in these areas like the Jade Belt Bridge, Liangyi Pavilion, Lansheng Pavilion and Longzhun Tower. Gifted with lush green lawns and rich floral heritage, the Xianhu Botanical garden offers a wonderful experience to the visitors, combining the beautiful nature and garden landscape. Highlights and must sees include:Botanical garden spread over 588 hectares.Over 7,800 species of plants in the garden.Plant sample exhibition hall with over 70,000 samples on display.Garden divided into 17 special gardens.6 main landscape areas: Paradise on Earth Area, Lake Area, Temple Area, Desert Landscape Area, Fossil Forest Area and Pine and Azalea Area.Chinese classic garden buildings: Jade Belt Bridge, Liangyi Pavilion, Lansheng Pavilion and Longzhun Tower.
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No.6 Tongxin Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518040, China
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 spreads knowledge, carrying out patriotic education, and is connected to a national art museum.
In order to educate chidlren’s natural scientific knowledge, there are natural resources available around them, from different shapes of animal specimens, to educate them to love nature and protect natural environment. It is dedicated to produce projects and events pivoted on visual art, but also includes live arts, Music, films and multimedia presentations. It has built a good rest place with a cultural style.
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East Side of Xihu Lake, Nanshan, Shenzhen 518055, China
08:30 am - 06:30 pm
Shenzhen Wild Life Zoo is located on the eastern bank of the beautiful Xili Lake, in the north side of Shenzhen city. It is adjacent to the northern shore of Mirs Bay, Shenzhen Kylin Villa and University City. Spread over an area of 1.2 square kilometres, it is the first zoo that uncages the animals in China. The place beautifully strikes equilibrium between the animals, forests, plants, science and many other features and viewing capabilities as one of the scenic gardens and subtropical environment. With over 300 varieties and more than 10,000 wildlife animals from all over the world, the entire zoo is divided into three regions: The Beast animal area, Herbivorous area and the animal performance area.
Highlights and must see includes:
Ocean World in the park
Zoological Center in the northwest of the zoo
Multimedia techniques, which describes the visitors about the animals.
More than 300 breeds of animals
Pandas, the national treasure of the country is also available.
Performances hall of different animals
The musical drama ‘Happy Ocean’ featuring acrobatics in mid air, performed by sea animals.
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Golf Road, Guanlan Town, Bao'an District, Shenzhen 518110, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Mission Hills Golf Club is China's highest rated golf and leisure resort, and the world's largest golf club according to the Guinness World Records. Mission Hills Golf Club was established in 1992 and 1993 saw the opening of its public driving range. By February 1994, the People's Government of Shenzhen entered into an agreement with the International Golf Association, Winner of multiple international awards, the 20-square kilometer golf complex features twelve 18-hole resort and championship courses designed by golf's greatest legends and architects. Mission Hills is the cradle of golf in China and hosts the region's most important tournaments, including the World Cup of Golf and the Asian Amateur Championship.
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No.1009 Hongli Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518028, China
08:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Lychee Park in the Futian area of Shenzhen is a wonderful park of an urban fabrication that is made out of a few lovely structures and finished greenhouses. Here is an enchanted, excellent botanic world, which has a wide accumulation of more than 40 families and around 30 types of plants including perennials, globules, woody plants, foliage plants, decorative plants, greeneries and cocoa plants. The Lychee Park in Shenzhen has its own brand of unique charm.
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Xichong Village, Nan’ao Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen 518120, China
08:00 am - 10:00 pm
Xichong Beach is at the edge of the South China Sea, overlooking Hong Kong, eastern Shenzhen’s 130-kilometer coastline. The Xinchong Beach is also known as the ‘Hawaii in Shenzhen’ amongst the locals. The winding 5-kilometre long shoreline offers Sky Blue Ocean, fresh winds, delicate immaculate sand and rich woods. Xichong Beach is an essential shoreline on the East Coastline of Shenzhen. It’s considered as one of the best ocean side beautiful spot in China. North to it is the Qiniang Mountain, the second highest mountain of the city, which provides the beach a calm and serene environment. When you just want to relax, and go away from the daily hustle bustle of the city, this beach is the best place for you.
Minsk world is a military theme park constructed around the former Soviet aircraft carrier Minsk. Located on the shore of Sha Tau Kok, Minsk World is one of the only two theme parks in the world to be based around an aircraft carrier. Minsk, a second-generation aircraft carrier, was built in 1972 and was first listed in the Soviet Union Navy Pacific Fleet in 1978. Retired after the cold war and after being sold to Korea, Minsk was purchased the Minsk Company in 1998, for the purpose of creating a military-themed tourist attraction. In the past decade, the park has grown from merely just being a tourist attraction to a center for popular science education as well as National defence education. Apart from the military exhibits the Minsk Square offers a variety of entertainment for visitors, from historical re-enactments, to shopping and fine dining. Highlights and must sees include:
A unique Aircraft carrier based theme park, one of the only two of this kind in the world.
Based around the Minsk, an Ex-Soviet Naval fleet second-generation aircraft carrier.
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Intersection of Shennan Avenue and Qiaocheng East Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518040, China
06:00 am - 08:00 pm
Shenzhen Garden Show Park is a colossal patio nursery with a range of 660,000 square meters. It was opened as the site of an international garden exhibition in 2004. The place runs from delicately undulating to truly soaking and contains plants in a wide range of styles, not only Chinese but from all over the world. The Jiangnan style patio nurseries manufactured around lakes in the northeast corner is a beautiful place. On a trip to the site, you must visit the hot houses and trip the slope past the waterfall to the pagoda on top of the slope. Perspectives back to Hong Kong are fantastic on a sunny morning. A further 242 steps will take you to the highest point of the pagoda.
Highlights and must see includes:
Wide range of plants in all different styles from over the world.
Jiangnan style patio nurseries, which are built around the lakes.
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No.160 Liantang-Xainhu Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518004, China
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
The place is located in the east of Shenzhen and is known as Shenzhen’s “green heart”. It is located in Wutong Mountains, surrounded by beautiful botanical garden. It is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the region with a construction area of more than 30,000 square meters. It is also, the first temple that was built after 1949 in China. On the sides, there are Monastic Receptions, Hall of Patriarch, Ojelan Hall, Drum tower, Mercy Buddha Hall, Gong De Hall, Monk’s Cells, Guest houses. The Abstinence Hall is one of the biggest abstinence halls in China.
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Huaqiang Road, Shenzhen, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Hua Qiang Bei Commercial Street is one of the top shopping destinations in Shenzhen, renowned for its electronic markets. The street has plenty to offer for the fashion appetite of either gender. The side streets, and the streets running parallel on either side of Huaqiangbei North Road, are full of life, making this an incredibly large shopping destination. The area is accounted as the biggest gadgets advertise in China, and potentially one of the biggest on the planet. The spectacular size of the shopping area can be credited to the fact that the Shenzhen city is a noteworthy maker of hardware products, and it’s a city where numerous huge brand tech contraptions are created.
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Nanmen West Street, Longgang District,Shenzhen 518120, China
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
Dapeng Fortress, about 55km east of the city centre; is a small but well preserved ancient town which was built in the 1394, to protect the area from pirates. It later developed into a town during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In 1571, it sustained a siege of over forty days by Japanese pirates equipped with scaling ladders. The fortress was the site of one of the key battles in the country’s infamous opium wars. Lining both sides of the narrow stone streets are residential buildings that feature black tiles and exquisite carvings on the window panels and eaves, completing the unique rural scenery. It is the perfect getaway from the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city.
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Shennan East Road, Jiefang Road, Baoan South Road Triangle Intersection, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518003, China
08:30 am - 11:30 pm
Diwang Mansion, the 9th largest building in the world, also known as Shun Hing Square, is considered as the symbol of Shenzhen. The 384-meter-high Diwang Mansion is the highest building and landmark of Shenzhen as well as one of the highest sightseeing spots between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Its 69th floor is being built into a sightseeing area and recreation space. Here guests can likewise get a general impression of Shenzhen, its ever-changing enchantment from a little angling town to a global city.
Highlights and must see includes:
15 areas of entertainment.
Meridian View centre and Window of Shenzhen which gives a magnificent bird's eye view of the whole metropolitan sight of Shenzhen
Sightseeing platform on the top of Diwang Mansion, from where you can overlook the zigzagged Hongkong Shenzhen River with a telescope.
A thrilling audio-visual effect in three dimensions, which shows a brief history about Shenzhen.
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Extends from the Mangrove Ecological Park in the east to the bank of Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint in the west, Shenzhen, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Shenzhen Bay Park is the longest beachfront stop in Shenzhen, which is open for all. The 9km ocean side park incorporates 13 territorial ranges for amusement, games, touring and recreation. Along with the beautiful gardens, there are a couple of small shops where one can buy refreshments. There is an impressive column at one end, which was the cauldron for the 2011 Universaaide. This spot offers excellent views into the open end of the stadium of the fantastic sports complex. The Shenzhen Bay Park is a perfect place to visit to get fresh air, for bike riding, hiking, photography, and bird watching. The site boasts of a unique charm, and it will leave with you with a lifetime of fond memories.
Highlights and must see includes:
Suspension bridge connecting Hong Kong with China.
13 regional parks
It incorporates the Mangrove Seashore Ecology Park
A beautiful garden from where you can view across to Hong Kong.
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Crane Lake Fortified Hakka Village and Hakka Culture Museum, Longgang District, Shenzhen.
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
Emperor KangXi a waged war with the Ming loyalists in Taiwan and de-populated the coastline, resulting in a lot of Hakka people populating the Shenzhen city. Due to the continuous strained relations between Hakka and Cantonese people, the Hakka people had to fortify their structures and cultural monuments. The most common form of these fortifications in the south China is the rectangular ‘Wie’ or ‘Wai’ fort at the Crane lake in the Longgang district. This is one of the largest forts there and now serves as a museum of Hakka culture, known as the Hakka Culture Museum. Highlights and must sees include:
The Hakka Culture Museum.
Glimpse at the history of the Hakka people and their relation with the Cantonese.
Lianhua Mountain Park is Shenzhen city’s main and most central park. Spread over 150 hectares of urban bush land; the park is located at the northern end of the Futian central access. People come here early morning or on Sundays in large family groups. Large aerobics groups operate to loud music, group of people enjoy badminton. You can witness a man walking down the path inscribing Tang dynasty poetry in the ever-evaporating water with an enormous brush. You reach the top of the mountain after a not so challenging walk and see a large bronze statue of Deng Xiaoping striding over the city. Down the mountain, ballroom dancers do the tango, you’ll find a group of belly dancers wiggle and large men lay into each other with bamboo staves and swords. Highlights and must sees include:
Shenzhen city’s main and most central park, over 150 hectares.
Aerobics groups, people playing badminton, belly dancers and various other activities.
Large bronze statue of Deng Xiaoping at the top, striding over the city.
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Beside of Tianqiao Bridge, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518055, China.
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Xin'an (Nantou) Ancient City is the original county town that used to surround Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Majority of the old town has been demolished and replaced by eight storey residential buildings in the ‘Urban village’ style. Even after the wave of urbanization the town has managed to preserve the flavor of a Cantonese town throughout the ages with its vibrant street life. The Ming dynasty wall and the gate stand proud in a magnificently preserved condition, as does the Guan Yu temple just outside the gates. You can visit the eighteenth century ‘Flower Street’ or the street of brothels, a narrow alley with an 18th century official stele denouncing the evils of prostitution. Other historical buildings at the site are the Naval and Civil headquarters, a silver shop and an opium den. Highlights and must sees include:
The original county town that used to surround Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
The flavor of a Cantonese town throughout the ages with its vibrant street life.
The Ming dynasty wall and the gate
The Guan Yu temple
The Naval and Civil headquarters, a silver shop and an opium den.
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1-3 Jinganghaoting Building, FuQiang Rd, Shenzhen, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Oriental Palm Spring International Spa Club is made with a Thai themed inside style; you just think you are in a Thailand resort, particularly on the new first floor. It is popular for giving amazing administration, rubs and traditional Chinese food. The nourishment is magnificent despite the fact that it is a bit pricey for nearby guidelines.
Highlights and must see includes:
Free shutle service to Futian and LokMaChau/Huang Guang Ko An