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.
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.
It’s no surprise that China’s wealthiest city offers some of the country’s best shopping experiences. Luohu Commerical City (Lo Wu Shopping Plaza) is a five-story shopper’s Mecca for those looking for purses, shoes, clothing and even some electronics. Best of all, bargaining for a lower price is expected.
The dim sum at the Laurel restaurant in the Century Plaza Hotel is renowned for offering some of the tastiest in the city, along with other Cantonese dishes like Peking Duck.
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... More
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
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.
This restaurant at the Four Points by Sheraton offers a large variety of authentic and delicious Chinese dishes. It is also famous for its traditional herbal soups.
Dapeng Fortress, and the 600-year-old ancient town that it protects, is one of Shenzhen’s most hallowed historical treasures. The fortress was the site of one of the key battles in the country’s infamous opium wars. Though it takes awhile to get to, it’s worth the effort.
Yes, it is a little quirky (casino meets theme park meets spa) but that’s what makes this destination so interesting. Relax and have a massage and a unique cultural experience at one of the city’s most popular spas.
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.
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