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#1 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#2 of 349 in Shenzhen
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Happy Valley offers amusement for all ages including roller coasters, a massive water park and a variety of live... more » Owner description: Happy Valley offers amusement for all ages including roller coasters, a massive water park and a variety of live performances. Try to go on a weekday to avoid long lineups for rides. « less
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#3 of 349 in Shenzhen
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Famous "Swiss mountain" theme park and resort in Shenzhen. Even if you are not into theme parks, this one is not to be... more » Owner description: Famous "Swiss mountain" theme park and resort in Shenzhen. Even if you are not into theme parks, this one is not to be missed. Visually stunning, OCT East has been called the “Universal Studios of China” and offers rides, golf, magic shows, luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and—believe it or not—a scenic Swiss village. Nobody does theme parks like China! Plan to spend most of your day here (though you could spend a week). Noted in Time Magazine 29 November 2007 (opened 7 November 2007). « less
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#4 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Also known as Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens, this massive, verdant escape has lots to offer even if you are not a botanical... 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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#5 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Tours; Performances
Owner description: This worthwhile attraction is part of Overseas Chinese Village (better known as OCT) and showcases the myriad minority ethnic... more » Owner description: This worthwhile attraction is part of Overseas Chinese Village (better known as OCT) and showcases the myriad minority ethnic cultures that make this vast country much less homogenous than imagined. It also serves as a great introduction to the history and traditions of China. « less
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#6 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: This park, which is next to the China Folk Village, presents the country’s best cultural assets and landmarks (such as the... more » Owner description: This park, which is next to the China Folk Village, presents the country’s best cultural assets and landmarks (such as the Terra Cotta Warriors and the Great Wall) in miniature in one place. The experience is fascinating and gives the sensation of having seen China in a day. « less
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#7 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Golf Courses
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#8 of 349 in Shenzhen
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Theme park featuring miniature-scale famous landmarks of the world.
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#9 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Reservations
Owner description: This reserve offers a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of Shenzhen (not to mention the city's many theme parks). Rent... more » Owner description: This reserve offers a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of Shenzhen (not to mention the city's many theme parks). Rent a bike or do some bird watching or just spend time on the boardwalk admiring the vistas of the city. It is the only nature reserve in an urban center in all of China. « less
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#10 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Hiking Wutong Mountain is one of Shenzhen citizens’ most popular activities (and offers trails for all experience levels).... more » Owner description: Hiking Wutong Mountain is one of Shenzhen citizens’ most popular activities (and offers trails for all experience levels). It’s a great way to get exercise and breathtaking vistas. On a clear day you can see Hong Kong. « less
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#11 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Theaters
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#12 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Parks
Owner description: Known among locals as Shenzhen’s “Central Park” this gorgeous green space provides both respite from the noise of the city... more » Owner description: Known among locals as Shenzhen’s “Central Park” this gorgeous green space provides both respite from the noise of the city and a picture-perfect view of Shenzhen’s skyscrapers in the distance. Don't leave without buying a bag of lychees, which grow on the park’s trees. « less
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#13 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Parks
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#14 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Art Museums
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#15 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Museums
Owner description: This is one of Shenzhen’s gems and is not to be missed. There are traveling exhibits from across the country, fascinating... more » Owner description: This is one of Shenzhen’s gems and is not to be missed. There are traveling exhibits from across the country, fascinating historical displays, and interactive media presentations about both China’s and Shenzhen’s history. « less
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#16 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Reservations; Historic Sites
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#17 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#18 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Resort Communities
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#19 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Religious Sites

Hongfa Temple, located in the Shenzhen Xianhu Botanical Garden (Fairy Lake Botanical Garden), was built on a series of terraces in the Wutong Mountains. It's a great place to... more »

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#20 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Islands
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#21 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#22 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a... more » Owner description: One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt. « less
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#23 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Though not as popular as Dameisha beach, Xichong is just as lovely and the water and sand are clean and perfect for swimming.... more » Owner description: Though not as popular as Dameisha beach, Xichong is just as lovely and the water and sand are clean and perfect for swimming. « less
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#24 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Parks
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#25 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Parks
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#26 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Other
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#27 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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#28 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#29 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Water Parks
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#30 of 349 in Shenzhen
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers; Ships
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