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Xianhu Botanical Garden

No.160 Liantang xianhu Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518004, China
0755-25738430
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Ranked #5 of 347 Attractions in Shenzhen
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Also known as Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens, this massive, verdant escape has lots to offer even if you are not a botanical buff. A popular pastime... more » Owner description: Also known as Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens, this massive, verdant escape has lots to offer even if you are not a botanical buff. A popular pastime among locals is to rent a boat and explore the lake. « less
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Shenzhen, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

20 rmb per person. I considered it would be more interesting: different plants, flowers. But it was almost like an usual chinese park with climbing to the Temple, some fields and lawns for picnic. And a big lake. We wanted to take catamaran, but didn't have enough money for deposit (100-200 rmb). The cashier even didn't want to take my... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

worth to walk, take taxi from hotel. Lot of nice plants and alley. Friendly service, not too expensive.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Botanical Garden is easy to access via taxi or bus. The entrance fee is reasonable and cheap at 20RMB. However, note that it is located on a hill which is highly exposed to the weather, so remember to check the forecast and I do not recommend the disabled to visit. There are unofficial (though technically not illegal) services in... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

SHENZEN is not blessed with many natural features ,EXCEPT the xianhu botanical gardens or fairy gardens . Not to be missed is the PETRIFIED FOREST ,with a small museum of relics of the JURASSIC PARK times .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We spent most of a day strolling, hiking, and exploring the vast and varied gardens and vistas. We could return and still have plenty to see. We especially enjoyed the area set up for low-light plants and on road returning to the entrance there is local produce and honey for sale. We went during the week and there were few... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

What a gorgeous park! To do everything would take all day or more. There is a small bus you can take between attractions. We walked through the Palm Garden and had lunch at their restaurant. It was good, but there was no English or pictures on the menu, and the staff did not speak any English, so ordering was pretty... More

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Los Angeles
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I took a taxi to the park. Paid a 20 rmb entry fee. After entering the park, I paid 3 rmb to take a bus nonstop of the Buddhist Temple that is the top stopping point. I then walked backed to the entrance. I is about a 45 minute mostly downhill walk back, even after I took a detour to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Vast nature. Big natural park in the city. Good for cool climate (need to walk or hiking). At least half day to full day to explore...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We visited the gardens on a day tour into China from Hong Kong with Viator the gardens are really nice had a drive around and stopped at the fosilised trees these were really amazing to see...then we went to the Bonzai gardens this was very peacefull and nice to see the turtles swimming in the garden pool. Wish we had... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

After visiting The Minsk in the morning we spent the afternoon walking up and down the Xianhu Gardens. You can get help from the bus if you need it. Absolutely wonderful natural botanical aspect of Shenzhen. Very interesting dinosaur fossil museum but the part that fascinated me most was the PETRIFIED Forest- trees turned into rocks. Try to avoid weekends... More

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