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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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...
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 scena...
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Sport, Park, Theme Park, Water Park, Family And Kids, Adventure
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 cit...
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Garden, Theme Park, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Adventure, Valley, Resort
DaMeiSha, Shenzhen, China.
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
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 val...
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 zon...
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 lengt...
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 ...
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Park, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching
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 additi...
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Art And Culture, Village, Performance, Architecture
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 architec...
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Outdoors, Amusement Park, Walking Area, Entertainment, Market, Street Market, Sh...
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 ...
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Garden, Restaurant, Fountain
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 o...
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Outdoors, Mountain, National Park, View Point, Nature
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 seve...
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Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Exhibition
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 ha...
<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 tour...
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Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition
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 kno...