5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerSep 15, 2019
Shenzhen is very nice city but spread apart
In Shenzhen, skyscrapers and hectic commercial districts stand in contrast to picturesque parks and scenic beaches and theme parks. Whether you stay in the city or head to the beaches on the Dapeng Peninsula, you’ll see hordes of Chinese holidaymakers but few Western families. This is partly due to the relatively high crime rate in this metropolis on the southeast coast of China. However, the experienced traveller can still have a good time at Shenzhen’s many attractions by hiring a guide or taking a taxi to get around safely.
Until the 1970s, Shenzhen was a rural fishing village called Baoan County. It became Shenzhen in 1980 and, ever since it was declared a “Special Economic Zone”, millions of business people and migrants have settled here. Despite the rapid growth, plenty of green pockets remain. These spaces include Fairy Lake Botanical Garden and Lianhua Mountain Park.
Stop at Dongmen Pedestrian Street, with its lively markets and malls to shop for anything from tailored suits to comic books. Have a pot of tea with dim sum at a traditional teahouse or visit one of the city’s many “Eat Streets” to try the pork soup and dried bean curd of the local keija cuisine.
See representations of Niagara Falls, the Egyptian pyramids and other marvels at the Window of the World miniature park. Discover China’s history and culture at Splendid China and China Folk Culture Villages or at Minsk World. Ride the roller coasters and water slides at Happy Valley.
To see the area’s natural attractions, visit Mangrove National Park, where you can spot rare birds, or lay on the golden sands of Dameisha and Xiaomeisha beaches.
Shenzhen has its own airport and can also be reached by land and sea, though you may need a special visa to get in. From Shenzhen’s Shekou terminal you can take a ferry to Zhuhai, Macau and neighboring Hong Kong.
Shopping, Skyscraper and Natural Park
Leave Hong Kong behind, and take the MTR to neighboring Shenzhen for a full day of exploration. Marvel at panoramic views of Shenzhen's skyline atop Meridian View Center, discover the ancient Qin dynasty's terracotta warriors, and finish with some shopping at Luohu Commercial City Mall.
Discover Macau's old and new highlights on this day trip from Shenzhen by ferry. Head to the ferry terminal in Shenzhen by yourself to pick up your ferry tickets and catch your boat to Macau, located about 40 miles (64 km) west across the Pearl River Delta.
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Shenzhen Luohu Railway and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Shenzhen Luohu Railway, the areas / zones to select from include: Shenzhen City Center Select this option for hotels located in Shenzhen.
Your guide will pick you up at your Guangzhou downtown hotel then take you to Kaiping City, about 2.5 hours away from central Guangzhou. There you’ll visit the Watchtowers in Zili Village, also know as Diaolou.
As a new landmark for the rise of the city, Shenzhen Ping An Financial Center has become the tallest building in South China with a height of 600 meters. Here, you will experience the shocking experience of the skyline and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city.
Discover Dapeng Ancient Town, the Crane Hakka Museum, Dafen Painted-Village and the Dongmen Shopping Mall on a full day private tour. You will meet your guide in the lobby of your Shenzhen hotel at about 08:30am and begin to take your Shenzhen tour from here.
Verified travelerJan 12, 2019
Watch out for scammers , crooks , gangsters.