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Xianhu Botanical Garden

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Address: No.160 Liantang xianhu Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518004, China
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+86 755 2573 8430
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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
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Also known as Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens, this massive, verdant escape...

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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The place is not just about Botanical garden. In there you can see some historic and interesting places like Hongfa Temple and Fairy Lake area. The area is very huge and there are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is not just about Botanical garden. In there you can see some historic and interesting places like Hongfa Temple and Fairy Lake area. The area is very huge and there are so many places to visit and it is hard to see them all in one day. The distance between the places is very long and it takes... More 

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Thank Mohsen A
China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Xianhu botanical park in Luohu district in the east of Shenzhen is famous for it's Buddhist temple. Besides a temple, there are also various other things to see and the park is quite large. So large in fact, that I recommend that you take the bus inside the park to the Buddhist temple on a mountain. It saves you lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Exotic place combined with traditional buddha temples!There is a bus to take at the entrance otherwise the distance up to the lake is long. Price for the bus 4 CNY.

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I thought Inwould have a nice stroll through a park. This was an incredible hike through a park instead. I was there during off season but the scenery was still beautiful. The signs and staff are all Chinese and do not speak English, therefore I did not know about the bus service to the top. The buildings are beautiful and... More 

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Thank Dianna N
Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Fairy lake garden last year with my friend and his young family. Nice place with lots to do. They have regular shuttle buses from the main gate to the main attractions. It definitely helps if you can speak Chinese here. This can get extremely busy at national holidays. Hongfu temple is also located here.

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Need a full day to visit the attraction. Was a hot day so best not to go during peak summer. Beautiful surroundings especially the bansai garden. Worth a visit most definatley

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went to this place during weekend and not too many people. Nice place and introduced by local friend. Really enjoy it and willing to come back to see again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

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

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