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Shenzhen on a budget

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Shenzhen on a budget
Though Shenzhen may be China's wealthiest city, you don't have to be rich to enjoy a fulfilling visit. There are plenty of affordable and free attractions, includng museums, gardens and temples.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Shenzhen Museum
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Shenzhen Museum

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.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Xianhu Botanical Garden
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Xianhu Botanical Garden

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.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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East Gate Street
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East Gate Street

This street is one of the most popular places in Shenzhen for shopping. But even for those watching their pennies, this is a great place to people watch and enjoy cheap and delicious street food.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hongfa Temple
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Hongfa Temple

Hongfa Temple, located in the Shenzhen Xianhu Botanical Garden (Fairy Lake Botanical Garden), was built on a series of terraces in the Wutong... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Xichong Beach
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Xichong Beach

Though not as popular as Dameisha beach, Xichong is just as lovely and the water and sand are clean and perfect for swimming.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours

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