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 and freshness, it’s best to bring your own. Last but not least, don’t forget to grab a blanket, paper products, and a rubbish bag to clean up with afterwards.
Of course, finding the right place to enjoy your outdoor fun is just as important as what you bring there. Here are our top picks for BBQ areas in Shenzhen. Hurry, grab your picnic basket and head out!
Silver Lake Redwood Park BBQ SiteView In Map
Shenzhen Silver Lake Redwood Park is an oasis in the busting city. Despite being inside the city limits, the atmosphere here is quiet and the air is fresh. Located next to Silver Lake Reservoir, it’s easy to get to and worth the time. Hike up the hill to find a wide-open lawn and a BBQ area at the summit. There’s water at the BBQ site, making it easy to wash produce and clean up afterwards. Renting a grill is only 80 Yuan and includes a new BBQ net and five kilos of charcoal. Additional charcoal is 4 Yuan a kilo and new BBQ forks are only 1 Yuan each.
Add: Luohu District, inside Yinhu Dujiacun, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 8243 1111, ext 2198
Price: 80 RMB/person
Getting there: Take Bus No. 69 to the foot of the hill. A taxi from downtown takes about half an hour, roughly 10 km.
Honey Lake BBQ SiteView In Map
Honey Lake BBQ site sits on the west side of Honey Lake. Although the surrounding area is a bit shabby, it can accommodate over 1,000 grillers at a time and is staffed with expert assistants. Renting a grill is 100 Yuan, comes with 10 BBQ forks, 1 BBQ net, 3 kilos of charcoal, and is sufficient for a party of 8-10. Or, for 50 Yuan per person, you can get 2 pork chops, 1 drumstick, 2 chicken wings, 2 Jinsha ribs, 3 sausages, corn, a soft drink, honey, spices and more; the grill is complementary. Before 18:00, BBQ goers will also need to purchase theme park tickets, which include access to a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, and 15 other activities.
Add: Honglixi Lu, Futian District, inside the Xiangmihu Yulecheng, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 2921 2582
Price: Before 18:00, 60 RMB/person, 70 RMB/person on holidays
Getting there: Take Bus No. 44, 46, 107, 108, 235, or 237 to the Xiangmilu Bei stop. Metro users take exit B at Xiangmihu Station. A taxi from the city takes 15 minutes, approximately 4 km.
East Lake Park BBQ SiteView In Map
The spacious East Lake Park is a popular place for large-scale gatherings. Overall the surrounding environment is inviting and the facilities clean. While there is no entrance fee, grill rentals are 80 Yuan for a unit sufficient for a party of 10, or 60 Yuan for small grills, which easily accommodate six. The rental comes with enough charcoal to burn for about an hour. Additional charcoal costs 10 Yuan.
Add: Luohu District, inside Donghu, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 2540 9596
Getting there: Take Bus No. 103B, 103, 10, 111, 113, 202, 205, 214, 218, or 238 to Luohu Tiyuguan. Taking a taxi takes about half an hour, approximately 11 km.
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