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“paradise on earth..”

Xianhu Botanical Garden
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$61.85*
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Shenzhen Private Tour with Dapeng Fortress
Ranked #24 of 503 things to do in Shenzhen
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

xianuh botanical gardens , or fairy lake was established in 1983, and covers almost 600 ha. the chinese call the area paradise on earth, the're not wrong.. every direction is a photographers dream come true. a walk in the fossil forrest you behold a minature jurrasic park of about 500 fossil woods. traveller tip... if you are staying in hk. or kowloon, save time, go with a well known tour company, eg. vitator ,spendid, etc. no visa required ,just take your passport, travel as a group , no hassels.. we had our second trip to shenzen in twelve months, very worth while...

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We went during Chinese New Year, so the buses only ran to the first stop and there was a very long queue for that one bus. We figured we could walk and did, both ways. It is a big park, but everything we saw was quite cool. Walked with incense to the Temple, enjoyed the butterfly house, petrified forest, fossil musuem closes at 5:00pm, so we missed that, but did spend a solid 6 hours plus in the park. Pretty good deal for 20 RMB :)

2  Thank AsiaTraveller13
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Absolutely loved this place, its clean, not too busy and the grounds are beautiful.The view from the dragon tower was amazing. It was fun taking a paddle boat around the river too as there were 4 of us. Worth a walk around the temples as well, where you can get some incense sticks and make a wish! Great escape from the busy streets of Shenzhen.

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

worth to visit. walking along the lake is relax and battery recharging. typical chinese garden and flowers is nice here. crowded with tourists.

1  Thank wlysolo
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

We took a 382 bus from downtown Shenzhen. At the end of the route walk down the hill 200 metres and then turn right up a steep lane. There is no direction sign. At the top of the lane turn left. The gardens are huge and if you dont have lots of stamina take the bus to the top and walk back. The map on the back of the tickets are too small to be helpful. I went with a Chinese friend which helped, but the main signs are also in English. My suggestion is that you need a full day to do it justice.

5  Thank Neilgg
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