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Xianhu Botanical Garden

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Address: No.160 Liantang xianhu Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518004, China
Phone Number: 0755-25738430
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Also known as Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens, this massive, verdant...

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.

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Six hours well spent in Shenzhen

Xianhu botanical garden is one of the better tourist destinations in the modern city of ShenZhen. It is very large, and hilly, so you should be a hiker to get the full benefit of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Xianhu botanical garden is one of the better tourist destinations in the modern city of ShenZhen. It is very large, and hilly, so you should be a hiker to get the full benefit of what it has to offer. If you are not a walker and your only destination is the active Buddhist temple, the most prominent and interesting feature... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a big park - too big for a walker who is disabled or has a hard time getting around. And if it is hot and humid, as it was in mid November, it will be even more difficult. It was pretty, but I have seen other parks in Shenzhen that are even prettier. For 3 yuan you can... More 

Thank jeanineng
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Really a nice garden, but please be careful as the names of various flora are written only in chinese. so a little confusing!!!

Thank greattravellerindia
Chelsea, Michigan
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98 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a beautiful garden with many trips and a small lake with a stream or two that will lead you to the lake. There are food stalls if you hike the lesser hiked trails there are some small monuments. There is a wide ranch of plants and trees. There are some steps but, you can often take a different... More 

Thank Asiantraveler53
Luperon, Dominican Republic
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have a bad back. When I got there, I realized to see this park, you need to bring 3 pair of comfortable shoes. I only was able to take a bus around the Garden, which cost additionally.

Thank bob k
Rehovot, Israel
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

nice walking paths,many flowers.by the way if you ride public bus no.25 .2 stations befor is the flower city were you enjoy market of flowers and plantations-recommended

2 Thank chachamy
Shenzhen, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Botanical Garden. With a lake, some bird houses , a lot to hike and see. You can easily spend a Day there with the hole Family or alone.I think the Bus 113 goes almost until the end there.

Thank India2012
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As others have said, for 20RMB this is a bargain. It's a huge park and walking around here in the heat could be draining. We did it in 23-25C and it was warm working our way back down from the Ho Fang temple. The bus up is only 3RMB per person and unless you are a devout petitioner, it's the... More 

3 Thank DocBrown55
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I went here yesterday (06/03/2015) and spent about 4 hours looking around. Unbelievable value at 20 yuan entrance fee! It was easy to get to from the tube then the bus which terminates at the park entrance. I did get a little lost, although all the different exhibitions were in Chinese and English I didn't get an English map. As... More 

1 Thank MartinUK37
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went yesterday to botanical garden and we were a group of 9 with 1 toddler and 1 infant along with us. we had a good time there, it was like a picnic for all of us, though we did not see all the places. we spent around 6 hours in the garden. The entrance fee is reasonable (20 RMB),... More 

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