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Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen is located north of Hong Kong and is one of China's wealthiest cities and the first Special Economic Zone. With such a vibrant economy, the city transformed into one of the fastest-growing metropolitan cities, known for its industrial look, modern buildings and for its exciting shopping destinations. But don't be fooled, this modern city has plenty of attractions, from Chinese cultural folk villages, vibrant art exhibits and theme parks.

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Shenzhen, China

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Window of the World is a theme park full of miniature landmarks and a fun evening trip for any traveller. Take pictures in front of the replicas of sites such as the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit Dapeng Fortress, a village built 600 years ago with remaining temples from the Ming and Qing dynasties that will transport you.
  • Take a walk in the lovely Li Zhi Park, surrounded by beautiful ancient bridges, couples rowing paddleboats on the lake and folk practising tai chi.
  • Learn about the history of this prosperous city and its social transformation at Shenzhen Museum.
  • Visit the OCT- LOFT complex, a transformed factory that houses contemporary art pieces at the large, quirky fashion shops, cafés and restaurants.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Locals in Shenzhen come from all over China, but years ago it was home to many Cantonese and Hakka residents and it’s this is the cuisine that locals love. Try Cantonese Dim Sum, a local favourite of small dishes enjoyed with tea and usually consisting of shrimp dumplings, rice porridge and steamed pork.

Local Currency

The official currency of Shenzhen, China is the Renminbi (RMB).



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    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.