Shenzhen Travel Guide

Shenzhen Travel Guide

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Shenzhen Facts

Chinese Name: 深圳 (shēn zhèn)
Population: 13,026,600
Area: Land Area: 1,997.47 square kilometers (771.23 square miles), Sea Area: 1,145 square kilometers (442 square miles)
Location: in the south of Guangdong Province, southern China
Administrative Division: 9 districts (Futian, Luohu, Yantian, Nanshan, Bao’ an, Longgang, Longhua, Pingshan, Guangming); 1 new district (Dapeng)
Area Code: 0755
Zip Code: 518000
GDP (2018): CNY 2,422.2 billion (USD 366.1 billion)

China’s Most Competitive & Innovative City

Shenzhen is a coastal city in the south of Guangdong Province, neighboring Daya Bay and Dapeng Bay to the east, Pearl River Estuary and Lingdingyang to the west, and Dongguan and Huizhou to the north and Hong Kong to the south. It is only 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Hong Kong. Benefiting from the superior location and China’s reform and opening-up policy, Shenzhen has become a modern and international metropolis since 1978. Dubbed as ‘China Silicon’, today’s Shenzhen gathers more than 14,000 high-tech companies including Huawei, Lenovo and Tencent. It also becomes the innovation hub as a new generation of start-ups emerging, which makes it the most competitive and innovative city in China.

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While Shenzhen does not have as many historical attractions as other famous cities in China, it has created a number of excellent theme parks which entertain while teaching visitors about China and the world. Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages introduces visitors to China's long history and varied cultures, while Window of the World will take you to every corner of the world in one day. Additionally, if you want to make your stay even more luxurious, visit Happy Valley, the largest of its kind in the city, situated on a picturesque coastline. More attractions are: Dameisha Beach, Xiaomeisha BeachMeridian View Center, Overseas Chinese Town East, Shenzhen Safari Park, Universidad Sports Centre,  Xiaomeisha Sea World and Xili Lake Holiday Resort.  Come to enjoy the coastal view, the theme parks, the city, and especially the local people.

Dameisha Seaside Resort, Shenzhen
Dameisha Seaside Resort
Thailand Royal Palace, Window of the World, Shenzhen
Thailand Royal Palace, Window of the World

Other Attractions:
Xiaomeisha Sea World

Chung Ying Street 
Most Beautiful Beaches
10 Highest Buildings
Shenzhen Bay Sports Center

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Recommended Tours & Tickets

Shenzhen City Tour: 2 days visit to Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages

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 Book a ticket for Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages. 
City Street of Shenzhen
Street Scene

Thanks to its developed economy, it is easy to get there quickly and comfortably by air, train or ship. What's more, Shenzhen is the only city in China that provides three modes of transportations for simultaneous comings and goings. Unfortunately local transportation is not equally convenient; transportation in the city is hit-or-miss due to the large population. However, the number of transportation options available helps to counteract the problems caused by crowding. In contrast, lodging in this city is very easy to do, as there are a number of hotels which frequently host businessmen and visitors from all over the world. Finally, when you visit there, make sure that you plan a day trip to Hong Kong, where you can enjoy the sites and attractions of the famous international metropolis. 

Shenzhen Travel Tips

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While the city has had to overcome a number of obstacles resulting from this population swell, the city has also benefited from the increased diversity. Workers come to the city from almost every part of china, bringing with them their local traditions and cuisines. Visitors are able to sample foods from each of China's famous eight cuisines. Local dishes are also worth trying - Kejia is one of the many dishes that should not be missed.

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- Last modified on Jun. 14, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Travel
Asked by Val Santos from BRASIL | Jun. 09, 2021 10:24Reply
what's city name for zip code 518114 shenzhen shi, guangdong sheng
i need send mainboard for seller, and not found city by zip code:518114
Answers (1)
Answered by Katherine | Jun. 14, 2021 19:33

It belongs to Luohu District, Shenzhen City.
Asked by Violet from MEXICO | Mar. 09, 2021 08:44Reply
Zip code for: Abram Industry Zone, ChongQing Road, FuYong Town, ShenZhen City, China
I tried to check online but it's a bit confusing and couldn't find zip code for ChongQing Road or FuYong Town.

Thanks in advance!
Answers (1)
Answered by Clara | Mar. 15, 2021 01:49

Asked by Barb from USA | Feb. 16, 2021 13:09Reply
I am trying to verify that I have the correct address format & Postal Code:
Yuzhan Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd.
518000 Xixiang Street, Jiuwei Community, Sugar Cane Park, Baocun, Zhoushi Road,
Yongtai Industrial Park, South Building, Deloitte Warehouse,
The third floor of the second building
Bao'an District Consignee: Lin jianming
Mobile phone number: 19959512131 深圳市, 广东 518000 CN
Answers (1)
Answered by Josephine | Feb. 21, 2021 14:56

Don't worry. It is correct.
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