Shenzhen by the District: Luohu

Shenzhen by the District: Luohu

Luohu is Shenzhen’s smallest and oldest district. While it is not the most beautiful district (many of the buildings are older and slowly falling down) the area has a lot to offer in terms of nature, shopping and cuisine. The district also hosts the city’s business district and has the most direct link to Hong Kong.

Places to visit

Wutong Mountain 梧桐山View In Map

The artistic heart of Shenzhen, Wutong Mountain is a national park surrounded by a hipster artist village. The village below the mountain hosts many different galleries, artisan shops and a large art museum. The mountain itself is a tough hike but features beautiful scenery, clean air and amazing views from the top. It is a great place to check out during the week: the mountain is so popular that traffic on the weekends becomes a total nightmare around the villages and the hiking routes are crowded.

Add: Wangtong Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
How much: Free
Getting there: Take Bus No. 211 to Wutong Mountain Terminus Station (the last stop); 梧桐山村总站(终点站)
Tel: 0755 25708918
Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00-17:00

Shenzhen by the District: Luohu
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Fairy Lake Botanical Garden 仙湖植物园View In Map

Fairy Lake Botanical Garden is a large and beautiful natural complex not far from the center of Luohu. The garden is most known for Hongfa Temple, a Buddhist temple located in the center. For fans of dinosaurs, the botanical garden also holds an awesome paleontological museum with fossils of wood, animals and plants from Hebei, Yunnan and Guizhou. The botanical garden also has a number of beautiful smaller gardens with over seven thousand different types of plants.

Add: 160 Liantang Xianhu Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
How much: Free admission 04:00-08:00 and 18:00-21:30; 10 RMB (Children 1.2-1.5 meters); 20 RMB (adults); see website for group and student discounts.
Getting there: Take Bus No, 382, 220 or 202 to Fairy Lake Botanical Garden (仙湖植物园)
Tel: 0755 2573 8430
Opening Hours: Daily, 04:00-21:30

Luohu Commercial City 罗湖落户商务城 View In Map

Located right on the border with Hong Kong, Luohu Commercial City is a massively popular shopping complex for Shenzheners and Hong Kongers looking for a deal. The shopping center has cheap deals on anything you could want from toys and electronics to fabric and apparel. Luohu Commercial City is also the place to go in Shenzhen to get clothing custom tailored.

Add: 25, Huochezhan Guangchang Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Getting there: Take the Luobao Line to Luohu Station (罗湖站)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00-22:00

Queen Spa 皇室水疗会 View In Map

Spa goers from Hong Kong flock over the border during the weekend to relax at this Shenzhen mega spa. One part relaxing day of leisure, one part crazy cultural experience, Queen Spa is definitely worth checking out while in Shenzhen. Go during the week if possible though to avoid the crowds. The massive spa complex offers (apart from the usual massage, scrub and steam rooms) karaoke, food, fruit and ice cream with admission. Spa goers are charged an entrance fee and tips are expected. With admission, guests can stay at the spa overnight.

Add: 2040 Huochezhan Guangchang Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
How much: 98 RMB (entrance only); 168 RMB (including massages)
Getting there: Take the Luobao Line to Guomao (国贸站) or the Shekou Line to Hubei (湖贝站)
Tel: 0755 8225 3888
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

Places to Eat and Drink

Kingway Beer Garden  金威啤酒广场 View In Map

A fairly traditional Chinese beer garden, Kingway in Luohu is a great place to go out for barbeque and Chinese brews with a group of friends. The beer hall is massive and often fills up on weekend nights with good weather. Kingway, or Jingwei beer is actually brewed in Shenzhen and the beer garden is the brewery’s official beer hall. The beer garden offers all different kinds of barbeque and dice games.

Add: 1 Buxin Dongchang Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Getting there: Take the Huanzhong Line to Tai’an Station (太安站)
Tel: 0755 2551 6328 
Opening Hours: Daily, 17:00-04:00

Viet’s Kitchen 越厨View In Map

Dongmen Shopping Street is not usually known for its international offerings. However, Viet’s Kitchen stands out among the area’s noodle stalls and fast food restaurants. Viet’s offers good and cheap Vietnamese staples including pho and banh mi. Don’t expect to spend much more than 30 RMB!

Add: Shop18-19, 3085 Shennan Dong Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Getting there: Take the Luobao Line or the Longgang Line to Laojie (老街站)and take exit B
Tel: 0755 8222 8927
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:30–22:30

Dongmen Street Food Night Market

There is an amazing street food night market right outside of the Dongmen shopping area. The boisterous night market boasts almost every type of food imaginable from tofu to pancakes and fresh seafood to fruit smoothies.

Getting there: Take the Longgang Line to Shaibu (晒布站) take exit A1 and walk to Hetang Road (禾塘路)

Day Trip to Hong Kong

Luohu Port 罗湖口岸

Luohu Border Crossing is also home to the Luohu train station. The border is a pedestrian crossing and connects Luohu to Hong Kong’s Lo Wu MTR station. Lo Wu is one the terminus stations of Hong Kong’s East Rail Line and is about an hour to ninety minutes from central Hong Kong and Kowloon. The border gets extremely crowded on the weekends, especially Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings, but is a breeze during the week. The border is open daily from 06:30-00:00.

Getting there: Take the Luobao line to Luohu Station (罗湖站) and take exit A.

Wenjindu Port 文锦渡口岸

Shenzhne’s Wenjindu Port is for private cars only and is open from 07:00 to 20:00 daily. It is a very easy port to cross if you have a private car: travelers don’t even have to leave their cars. The port connects Luohu with Hong Kong’s New Territories.

Getting there: Take the Shekou Line to Hubei Station (湖贝站)

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