Shenzhen Tourism

Tourist destinations, parks and resorts

Major tourist attractions of Shenzhen include the China Folk Culture Village, Window of the World, Happy Valley, Splendid China, the Safari Park in Nanshan district, Chung Ying Street(a street dividing Shenzhen and Sha Tau Kok, Hong Kong), Xianhu Botanical Gardens, Minsk World, amongst others. The city also offers free admission to over twenty public city parks including People's Park, Lianhuashan Park, Lizhi Park, Zhongshan Park, and Wutongshan Park.

Overseas Chinese Town (OCT)

The OCT East (东部华侨城) development in Yantian District is also an events hotspot, featuring the Ecoventure Valley (大侠谷) and the Tea Stream Resort Valley (茶溪谷) theme parks, three scenic themed towns, two 18-hole golf courses and eight themed hotels. OCT East was joined in 2012 by the OCT Bay (欢乐海岸) development in Nanshan, which brought more attractions including an exhibition center, hotels and residences, an artificial beach called CoCo Beach, and an IMAX cinema.

Beaches

Beaches in Shenzhen include Dameisha and Xiaomeisha in Yantian and Xichong Beach in the south of Dapeng Peninsula.

Museums and exhibitions

  • Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center
  • Shenzhen Civic Center
  • Shenzhen Cultural Center, where the city's Central Music Hall and library are located

Shekou

Shekou is a former industrial zone with a largely expatriate residential community, also home to a large shopping district called Sea World (海上世界) where a former French cruise liner Minghua (明华), (known in French formerly as MS Ancerville) is cemented into the ground to become a hotel complex. Shekou was expanded and renovated in recent years, partially via land reclamation.

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Interlaken Hotel at OCT East

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The beach of Xichong

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Lianhuashan Park

Cityscape

The tallest building in Shenzhen is Kingkey 100, rising 441.8 metres (1,449 ft) and containing 100 floors of office and hotel spaces. Shenzhen is also the home to the Shun Hing Square (Diwang Building), the tallest in Asia (if the antenna is taken into account) when it was built in 1996. The city has 59 buildings over 200 m (656 ft) built and topped out, and 9 of them are over 300 m (980 ft), mostly concentrated in Nanshan,Luohu and Futian districts. The third tallest building in Shenzhen is SEG Plaza at a height of 356 meters (291.6 meters to roof-top), located inHuaqiangbei. Guomao Building was furthermore the tallest building in China when it was completed in 1985.

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View of Huaqiangbei, Futian from Lizhi Park in 2006

A number of the supertalls that have been either proposed, approved or under construction are well over 400 m (1,312 ft). The tallest among these supertalls under construction is the 599-meter Ping An Finance Centre, which will become the second tallest in China and the fourth tallest building in the world upon its scheduled completion in 2016.

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Skyline of Futian as viewed from Nanshan, June 2016

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Luohu viewing southwest, with Shenzhen River and Hong Kong's Frontier Closed Area in the background

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Shenzhen Civic Center

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Skyline of Shenzhen as viewed from Shenzhen Bay Park

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East Pacific Center Towers

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Shun Hing Square

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Ping An Finance Center

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