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Shenzhen by District: Yantian, Home to Beaches and Seafood HOT


Once only known for industry and tourism, Yantian is now an up and coming spot to live in Shenzhen. Whether you live there or are visiting, we have compiled a list of activities and places to eat or drink while you are there to encourage the explorer within ...... Read More>>

5 Reasons to Visit Xichong Beach in Shenzhen HOT

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With winter just around the corner, now’s your last chance to bathe in one Shenzhen’s beaches while it’s still hot. One beach worth checking out is Xichong on the south side of Nan’ao on the Dapeng Peninsula. Lauded as “Shenzhen’s number one bay”, ...... Read More>>

Daytrip Ideas from Shenzhen: Guanlan Print Village HOT

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Whether you’re longing for a change of scenery or you want to explore China’s creative scene, a daytrip to Guanlan Print Village in the outskirts of Shenzhen is an excellent choice. ... Read More>>

Dodge the Heat at Shenzhen's Most Popular Water Parks HOT

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It can pretty hot and sticky in Shenzhen during the summer but luckily there’s some relief. Shenzhen is home to a number of fun water parks which not only allow you to dive into cooling water, but where you can have a right old laugh, no matter what age ...... Read More>>

Heaven On a Stick: The Best Barbecue Areas in Shenzhen HOT

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South China’s boomtown has much to offer in the way of food, though why not hit the streets and blend with the locals barbecue style? From bustling beaches to pretty parks, we take a look at the best barbecue areas in Shenzhen. ... Read More>>

Go Dutch at the Netherlands Flower Town in Shenzhen HOT

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If you ever wanted to know China’s interpretation of Europe then look no further than Shenzhen’s Netherlands Flower Town. Whether you want to sample some Dutch cuisine, sip a coffee, buy a cat, or enhance your flower knowledge, this place has it all! ... Read More>>

More Than Just a Splash: Shenzhen’s Dameisha Beach Park HOT

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Shenzhen’s Dameisha Beach Park is a great place to unwind, and features a whole range of attractions and amenities to keep you occupied. There are even numerous thrilling water-sports you can try, so why not jump in! ... Read More>>

Step Back in Time: Discover the Temples of Shenzhen HOT

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Shenzhen holds a number of cultural gems within its borders, one of which comes in the form of religious temples. So next time you’re looking for a deeper side of China, look no further than this list of temples in Shenzhen. ... Read More>>

Getting Out Of Dodge: Shenzhen’s Transport Links HOT

Shenzhen is a well known tourist destination within China, and although it is overshadowed by its more affluent neighbour Hong Kong, it is becoming more and more an international destination for tourism and shopping, as well as industry. Thanks to this, ...... Read More>>

Beach Escape: Visiting Hong Kong’s Big Wave Bay from Shenzhen HOT


Shenzhen may be an economic miracle, but its natural beauty leaves a lot to be desired. In terms of beaches you have almost no choices at all, with either the overcrowded and plain dirty Dameisha, or the remote difficult-to-get-to Xiaomeisha being your only ...... Read More>>

A Guide to Shenzhen-Hong Kong Border Crossings HOT


For many expats living in Shenzhen, crossing the border to Hong Kong is something of a regular occurrence. Depending on what type of visa you are on, you may be required to exit Mainland China every 30 days, or indeed you may be able to come and go as you ...... Read More>>

Holidays in the Sun? Top Tourist Attractions in Shenzhen HOT

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When you think of Shenzhen, how many tourist attractions can you conjure up in your head, or do you simply envision Shenzhen as a place completely given over to manufacturing and money-making? Shenzhen is a city that has been developing at an unparalleled ...... Read More>>

Lakes, Golf and Hot Springs: The Best Places to Kick Back Around Shenzhen HOT

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Looking for a way to kick back and start the New Year in Shenzhen off right? Imagine dipping into a nearby bubbling hot spring, or gathering around a barbeque pit with friends, or relaxing at a resort, or a sunny day on the golf course. Here are five ...... Read More>>

Craving Nature? Three Great Hiking Spots in Shenzhen HOT

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One of the great things about living in Shenzhen is the variety of beautiful hiking spots. Whether you choose the quick and convenient hike at Dananshan Mountain, the lush forests of Wutongshan Mountain or the breathtaking waterfalls and natural scenery at ...... Read More>>

Awesome Places for Outdoor BBQ in Shenzhen HOT

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Summer is the perfect season to call up a friend and head outdoors for a BBQ and picnic. No tools? No problem. Buy them from your local supermarket or rent right from local BBQ sites. You can buy meal ingredients at the sites too, but to ensure sanitation ...... Read More>>

Hot Spring Holiday: Weekend Water Getaways around Shenzhen HOT

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Got a weekend off in Shenzhen and don’t know where to go? Why not pack your bags and get away from the city, getting a whiff of nature’s scent at the hot spring resorts near Shenzhen. Hot springs not only dispel ailments and strengthen the body, they also ...... Read More>>

Mid-Autumn Festival 2011 - Best Travel Deals from Shenzhen HOT

Mid-autumn Festival is coming, and with most people traveling a couple weeks later for the National Holiday, September 22nd to 24th is turning out to be a great time to hit the road. Check out some of the best travel deals from Shenzhen! ... Read More>>

The Great Shenzhen Outdoors: 4 Summer Activities HOT

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As hot and humid as it may be in the summer, Shenzhen has too much to offer outdoors for you to rationalize sitting around watching pirated DVDs in an air-conditioned apartment. So get off the couch and try one of these day or overnight trips in and around ...... Read More>>

Pick of the Parks in Shenzhen HOT

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As China’s 3rd largest city, Shenzhen is full of congestion, pollution, and… greenery? Perhaps a bit surprising, but city planners have made a serious effort to cultivate gardens and other green spaces amid the skyscrapers that Shenzhen is better known ...... Read More>>

Shenzhen’s Xili Lake Resort Reopens HOT

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If you’re looking for an escape for the city, or just a relaxing weekend of pampering, look no further. After five years of closed doors renovation, Xili Lake Resort (深圳西丽湖度假村), the first resort to be built following the reform and opening up of ...... Read More>>

How to Spend 48 Hours in Shenzhen HOT


The modern urban metropolis of Shenzhen is not exactly rich in historical sites like many other cities in China, nor is it usually associated with breath-taking beauty. Yet for some reason Shenzhen is considered one of China’s top tourist cities. In 2005, ...... Read More>>

Shenzhen's Best Happy Hours HOT

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I don’t know about you but hearing the words “credit crunch’ or “financial crisis” or anything related to the dismal world economy, has started to sound like an old, irritating screech in the depths of my worn-out ear drums. So it was much to my ...... Read More>>

Pamper Yourself in Shenzhen: East Overseas Chinese Town HOT

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The East Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) in the Dameisha, Yantian District of Shenzhen is not to be mixed up with its counterpart in the West of the city. Though both areas are similar in terms of their penchant for theme parks, East OCT is more geared towards ...... Read More>>

Shenzhen: Overseas Chinese Town’s Camping Grounds Calling! HOT

During the holidays, whether it’s on the beach or in a dense forest, one can usually always see plenty of colourful tents wherever one goes. Staying outdoors is good for both the body and mind; a place for resting after an intellectually stimulating day. ...... Read More>>

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