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Shenzhen is a major sub-provincial metropolis in Guangdong Province, the People’s Republic of China. The city also is known as Shumchun and is located on the Pearl River estuary. The coastal city of Shenzhen is surrounded by Daya bay, Dapeng Bay on its east side, on the west side Pearl River estuary and Lingdingyang, in the north Dongguan and Huizhou and on the south side Hong Kong. Due to the close location from Hong Kong and China’s industrial reforms and trade opening-up policies, Shenzhen has benefitted a lot since 1978. Since then, the city has become an international metropolis and now is dubbed as “China Silicon” with the presence of over 14,000 high-tech companies. The city also holds the title of “China’s most innovative city”. Shenzhen is the perfect place to experience modern-day China with hypermodern architecture and innovative environmental practices.
Tip: Shenzhen has a 144-hour, 24-hour visa-free transit and 5-day visa on arrival for most countries.
Getting to Shenzhen
The Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) serves all the flights to Shenzhen. The airport was formerly called Shenzhen Huangtian Airport and is located in Bao’an District, at a distance of 32 km from the city center. It is one of the three largest airport hubs of the Pearl River Delta and the hub for Shenzhen Airlines and Shenzhen Donghai Airlines. Direct flights to Shenzhen are from China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines. The airport is directly linked to Hong Kong International Airport and passengers need not go through customs checks and immigration procedures for the transit between the two airports. To commute to other parts of the province or city, visitors can take a taxi, metro, cab, city buses, or hotel shuttles.
Tip: Book advance tickets when planning a trip in the popular months of December to January.
Sightseeing in Shenzhen
The modern metropolis of Shenzhen has many contemporary attractions such as scenic man-made attractions, museums, art galleries, and excellent theme parks. The main attraction of the city is Window of the World, theme park. The large theme park has more than 130 miniature displays of famous sites from across the world. Also, explore the Happy Valley or the Happy Kingdom and its nine distinct projects which include Adventure hill, Spanish Square, Maya Water Park, and Cartoon City. It is a full-service park which has everything for the entertainment of its visitors including accommodation, sight-seeing, shopping, and catering.
Shenzhen has a special destination, Splendid China- China Folk Culture Villages to showcase China’s culture and scenic beauty to its travelers. One can learn about the many ethnic groups of China in the China Folk Culture Villages through the life-size displays of distinctive buildings from each ethnic group.
The city visit is incomplete without exploring its various museums and art galleries. The most prominent one is the Shenzhen Museum which has numerous fossils and cultural handicrafts on the history and culture of the province and China. The He Xiangning Art Museum is the place worth visiting to see the contemporary and modern artwork by many Chinese and international artists. Art lovers should visit the Dafen Painting Town, where they can see local artists’ community live at work. The area is known for the beautiful reproduction of classical paintings.
To see the hypermodern architecture of the metropolis, visit the Ping An International Finance Centre. It is a 600 m tall building popular for its contemporary architecture and panoramic views of the city. Meridian View Centre or the Window of Shenzhen is also known for its beautiful views of the city. One can also visit the Xili Lake Resort, Xianhu Botanical Garden, Da Meisha scenic area, Xiao Meisha scenic area, and Safari Park.
Tip: Do a night stay at the picturesque Xichong Beach camping site and enjoy fishing, bonfire or beach barbeque along with the stunning sunrise.
Shopping and dining in Shenzhen
Shenzhen is a modern cosmopolitan city known for its electronic products shopping. As the Silicon Valley of China, it is the hub for electronic products in Asia and China. The city is a fast developing metropolis too, so to cater to the vast population it also has a good number of shopping malls providing a vast range of shopping from basic products to high-end brands of clothing and jewelry.
The popular place for electronic product purchases is Huaqiangbeui Electronics Market. It has numerous shops selling innovative electronic products. Dongman is the area for the purchase of everyday products and basic necessity products. Shenzhen Dongman Baima Clothing market is lined with shops selling export quality clothing to big brand clothes. Luohu Commercial City mall has shops popular for custom made clothing and faux designer bags. Nanshan, Shen Nan Zhong, and Renmin Nan are other popular shopping areas known for their distinctive characteristics.
Shenzhen has a food scene that has elements from many provinces of China. One can find vast gastronomic delicacies in the city with several authentic dishes including spicy specialty dishes from Sichuan province, Hunan province preserved ham, Cantonese perennial meals, and northeast China’s cold dishes. Apart from Chinese cuisine, the city also has many restaurants serving Japanese and Thai cuisines. The streets near Shopping Park and the Convention & Exhibition Centre have a continuous line of restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines.
The city is known for its “Eat Streets” or streets lined with in-elaborate and cheap restaurants serving dishes from all over China. Most Eat Streets have their own specialty food from a particular area in China. Some of the popular Eat Streets are Bagua First road Eat Street, Che Gong Miao Eat Street, and Dongman Food Street.
Tip: Chung Ying Street in Yantian District is popular with tourists for its tax-free shopping.
Local transport in Shenzhen
Shenzhen has a good public transport infrastructure with a wide network of eight metro lines, local buses, and taxi services. The best way to travel around the city is through Shenzhen Metro. The service is regular and reliable and with all information, exit guides and announcements done in English too.
The city has three types of buses for different types of travel. The Orange buses are the short route buses, green is for the long routes and the third are express buses. Some buses have a flat rate fee and have no conductor just the fare machine. There is a free shuttle service running from the Luohu’s immigration building to various attractions of the area.
Tip: Purchase the Shenzhen Tong Card for convenient travel in the city. The card is valid for both buses and metro.
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Flights to Shenzhen & FAQ
Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.
What is the average flight ticket price from United States to Shenzhen?The average ticket price to Shenzhen is PLN939. Please use this price as a reference only.
How long is the flight to Shenzhen?
- Approx. 2 hours 36 minutes to fly from Shanghai to Shenzhen.
- Approx. 1 hour 38 minutes to fly from Sanya to Shenzhen.
- Approx. 3 hours 32 minutes to fly from Beijing to Shenzhen.
- Approx. 2 hours 22 minutes to fly from Hangzhou to Shenzhen.
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What is the most popular month to visit Shenzhen?Understanding peak and off travel seasons to Shenzhen can help you arrange your travel plans accordingly. The most popular month to visit Shenzhen is January. The average price of flight tickets to Shenzhen in January is PLN877.
When are flight tickets to Shenzhen the cheapest?Flight tickets to Shenzhen are the cheapest in February compared to other months, the average price is PLN1,038.
What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Shenzhen?
- The distance from Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport to downtown is about 26km, by taxi about 40 minutes.
Which popular airlines have flights to Shenzhen?
What are some popular attractions in Shenzhen?Shenzhen has many attractions to offer: (2km from downtown) Fuyishequ Park (2km from downtown) (2km from downtown) are the most popular attractions closest to downtown.