Shenzhen is located in the Pearl River Delta, bordering Hong Kong to the south, Dongguan to the north and northwest, and Huizhou to the north and northeast. It is 160km away from Guangzhou and 35km from Hong Kong.Shenzhen is one of China major ports for foreign trade and international exchanges, and China earliest special economic zone and newly-rising tourist city. Here visitors can enjoy advanced tourist facilities and convenient entry procedures. Its scenic spots are featured by both ethnicity and modernity. Many large events including China Hi-tech Expo are held here every year.
Facts of Shenzhen
Chinese name: 深圳
Location: South of China, in Guangdong Province
Dialing code: 0755
Zip code: 518000
Main attractions in Shenzhen: Window of the World, Splendid China, Folk Culture Villages, OCT East Shenzhen (Tea Stream Valley & Knight Valley), etc.
History of Shenzhen
Shenzhen was once a fishing village as the kingdom of the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and the first of China’s Special Economic Zones as a result of its proximity to Hong Kong. Established in the year 1979, Shenzhen was formerly a prosperous British colony. The location of Shenzhen was chosen so that it would attract industrial assets from Hong Kong as both these places share identical language, dialect and culture. The concept, however, proved to be a successful one, thus attracting further investment prospects for global trade and economic reforms. Eventually, Shenzhen became one of the largest cities in the Pearl River Delta region, which is the largest economic base in the world. Formerly known as the Bao’an County, Shenzhen was promoted to the level of a prefecture under the province of Guangdong in November1979. In May 1980, it was formally nominated as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). In November1980, it was given the right of provincial economic administration. It is the king, Deng Xiaoping, who should be credited with the economic revival of Shenzhen, and that of China at large. For five months in 1996, Shenzhen was home to the Provisional Legislative Council and Provisional Executive Council of Hong Kong.
What to see in Shenzhen?
Shenzhen is a modern financial and commercial metropolis in China; however, it lacks the history and natural beauties which attract visitors to many of the other big cities. In recent years the city has compensated by developing excellent theme parks and man-made scenic spots. These modern facilities have succeeded in drawing in crowds of tourists, eager to check out the contemporary attractions.
|Window of the World||Splendid China||Minsk World|
|Xiaomeisha Beach Resort||Xili Lake Resort||Hongfa Temple|
When to visit Shenzhen?
Due to its subtropical climate, Shenzhen weather is mild with plenty of sunshine and rainfall all year round. Summer in this city usually lasts for as long as 6 months, but without being overly hot. In comparison, winter is very short and not cold at all.
Best Time to Visit Shenzhen: Autumn there from November to early January is advised as the best time to visit. It should be noted that the city is located at the estuary of the Pearl River and is therefore an area susceptible to typhoons. Generally typhoons impact Shenzhen climate mostly from May to December with the strongest from July to September.
How to get to Shenzhen?
Shenzhen enjoys convenient transport routes with good air, rail and road links to most major Chinese cities. Hong Kong is also very accessible and less than a one-hour train trip.
By Air: Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is located 32 kilometers from the urban area. There are about 107 domestic and international airlines opened, connecting Shenzhen and 80 other cities both home and abroad.
By Train: Shenzhen Railway Station acts as an important transportation hub connecting Hong Kong to Mainland China. The train station is right on the Hong Kong Border on Jianshe Rd.
By Bus: Several long-distance bus stations in Shenzhen operate routes around Guangdong Province and beyond to cities like Guangzhou, Chaozhou, Guangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang, Hebei, Anhui and Sanya. The three major stations are Yinhu Bus Station, Futian Bus Station and Luohu Bus Station.
Shenzhen Tarvel Tips
Shenzhen Tourist Bureau: 8200320
Consumer complaints: 12315
Price complaints: 12358
Quality complaints: 12365
Dining in Shenzhen :
Because Shenzhen is a migrant city, all of China's regional cuisines are represented here. Restaurants range from hole-in-the-wall establishments for homesick working class arrivals to opulent food palaces for businessmen and politicians entertaining clients.
If you are a foreigner, spending ¥100 on a fantastic meal is no problem (though, you can spend ¥35 or less on a fantastic meal in Shenzhen). Treat yourself, and enjoy the wonderful food and variety of Shenzhen.
Nightlife In Shenzhen:
Shenzhen has two famous streets: one street is located in Huaqiao City, the other street is located in the Sea World Square of Shekou District of Shenzhen. You can go to the bars and clubs for fun.
You can play some sports like bowling, ping pong and tennis in some clubs, which is absolutely a healthy method to keep fit.
Theatres and concert halls in Shenzhen like Poly Theatre, Grand Theatre, Shadu Song and Dance Hall are very famous.
Shopping in Shenzhen
Shenzhen was one of the first Chinese cities to open its doors to the outside world. Influenced by its rich neighbor-Hong Kong, it is certain that Shenzhen is a prosperous metropolis. Even so, there are not too many special souvenirs for visitors to take home. But don't be disappointed, as the city will redeem its visitors in other ways. As a fast developing metropolis, it has a good selection of department stores and shopping centers, where everything from basic commodities to high-quality brands can be found. Actually, this is an ideal destination for those who are addicted to shopping. Electrical appliances, fashionable and reasonable clothing, jewelry and seafood are some of the best choices for you to buy there.