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Xianhu Botanical Garden

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Address: NO. 160 Liantang Road, Shenzhen 518004, China
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Phone Number: 0755-25738430
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 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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Exotic place

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2016
Argiro G
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Argiro G
Pleasant Grove, Utah
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Dianna N
Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank Woodster554
Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars 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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New York
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Alex M
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4 of 5 stars 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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!!!

Thank greattravellerindia
Chelsea, Michigan
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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 

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Luperon, Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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

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