Shenzhen has been the earliest city of the five special economic zones in China since the reform and 0pennining –up policy was carried out .Nowadays it has become an international city with great reputation. With its vigor of youth, Shenzhen has developed at an incredible speed which surprises tourists who come here. The modern convenience of transport in Shenzhen makes it possible for people coming here to travel around various tourist attractions all around the city from the modern Window of the World to Chinese Folk Culture Villages, from Hongfa Buddhist Temple to the r romantic Dameisha Promenade and Xiaomeisha Beach.
Window to the World
If you long for a travel about different cultures all over the world, the Window to the World is the best place you can visit. Located in the western part of Shenzhen, this theme park aim to spread the global culture, integrating the world’s wonders, historical relics, sight-seeing and scenery alongside folk customs and performances in one place .Shenzhen Window to the world can be mainly divided into eight scenic areas: the world square, the Area of Africa, the Sculpture Park and International Street. Let yourself enjoy the exotic shows and performance from both domestic and foreign performers!
You can visit Splendid China if you are very interested in Chinese culture. It is a lively rich, and comprehensive miniature scenery park which vividly the history, culture, ancient architecture and the art and folk customs of ethnic groups in China. Here you can enjoy many unique attractions, such as the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, Leshan Buddha statue ,the graceful beauty of the three Gorges of the Yangtze River and so on.
Located on the northern part of downtown Shenzhen, Lotus Hill is always enjoyed by travelers who want to have the mountaineering without the usual feeling of fatigue and have the regalview of the modern architecture below.
Wutong Mountain National Park
Located on eastern part of Shenzhen, Wutong Mountain is the highest one in Shenzhen. On the top of the mountain ,you can gaze over Hong Kong and enjoy splendid sea and landscapes；At the foot of the hill, you can pray with lovers in front of the lover trees for everlasting love.
As a product of modern high technology, Shenzhen Happy Valley , one of the best theme park in China, contains nine major subjects areas, including “Spanish square”, “Magic Castle’’, “ Mt.Adventure”, “ Sunshine Beach” and so on. The Old Gold Mine can take you back in time to the wild gold rush times while the Space Shot can launch you up to 60 meters in the air before bringing you suddenly back down to earth
Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
It is a famous scenic spot combing tourism, scientific research and the endeavor of cultivating and spreading in an interest in science. The whole garden consists of six different scenic spot, including Earthly Paradise, Lake Spot, and Forest Fossil and so on. you will marvel at the beautiful natural scenery, the unique botanical garden design ,and the mystery of botanic kingdom.
Standing in Zhongying street , you get the feeling that you are standing at the intersection between Chinese and Western Cultures. As a shopping paradise in the past, it is now take on even more of your appeal. Tourists need special permits to get to Zhongying Street. Please contact a tourist agency to obtain your permit.
Dameisha and Xiaomeisha Beach Parks
These two park are decent places for you to enjoy green mountains , blue sea and golden sand beaches. Dameisha is a public place for free while Xiaomeisha requires a 20-yuan entrance fee. You can go to an aquarium zoo called Shenzhen Sea World in Xiaomeisha , which will surprise you with various aquatic antics.
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is located in Bao’an, about 20 miles from the urban area on the east bank of the estuary of Zhujiang River. Now, it offers more than 110 domestic services and 14 international services that connect Shenzhen to over 100 domestic and international cities and regions, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Harbin, Wuhan, and Xian in China, and foreign regions such as Bangkok, Sydney, and Singapore. For plane travelers, you can fly directly into Shenzhen International Airport . The airport is also available 1hour by bus and 30 minutes by car from Futian, the central district of Shenzhen.
Shenzhen has Shenzhen Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station, Shenzhen West Railway Station and Shenzhen East Railway Station. Shenzhen has long-distance passenger trains directly to Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Fuzhou, Guilin, Jiujiang, Wuchang, Yueyang, Zhengzhou, Changde, Xi'an, Shenyang and other cities. However, there is no direct train to Hong Kong. The railway stations are Shenzhen Railway Station located at Shekou and Shenzhen Railway Station at Louhu. Most trains arrive and depart via the Louhu Station.
On December 2004, the first-stage project of the Shenzhen Metro was opened to traffic; on June 2011, the five lines of the second-stage construction were fully opened. Shenzhen Metro has opened Luobao Line (the original Line 1), Shekou Line (the original Line 2), Longgang Line (the original Line 3), Longhua line (the original Line 4), Huanzhong Line (the original Line 5).The subway network in Shenzhen consists of five lines, which are available from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm every day (during holidays such as the Spring Festival holiday, the May Day holiday, the National Day holiday and New Year’s Day holiday, service may go to midnight).
Shenzhen bus lines shuttle throughout the whole city. The hours of operation are generally 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.. The ordinary fare ranges from 1 yuan to 7 yuan per passenger; and the air-conditioned car fare ranges from 2 yuan to 10 yuan per person. Most of the buses are pay-to-the-driver buses; and another part of buses are required sectional fares. Shenzhen's night public buses service till 2:00 a.m., whose line names begin with the letter "N". Shenzhen also has tourist buses and intercity buses.
The motorcycle type of Shenzhen's taxi is manily Santana 2000 or Zastava, or Passat. The car body has three colors including red, yellow and green. The green taxi can only run outside of the special administrative region. Taxis in Shenzhen, which are red, yellow or green, are plentiful on the streets. Green taxis are only available in the Special Economic Zone (Baoan District and Longgang District are not included in the zone). Some taxi drivers are rated as star-level drivers because of their good knowledge and English speaking skills.
Shenzhen Taxi Fees:
|Shenzhen Taxi||Driving Range||Starting Price||Starting Mileage||Price Beyond
|Charge For Waiting||Night Starting Price
|Red Tax||All Shenzhen||10yuan(bunker adjustment
|Battery Power Taxi||All Shenzhen||10 yuan||2 km||0.6yuan/
|Green Taxi||Bao'an District, Longgang District||6yuan(bunker adjustment factor2yuan)||1.5 km||2.4 yuan
There are 8 ports in Shenzhen like Yantian Port, Shekou Port and Chiwan Port. Among them, Shekou Port and Fuyong Port are the most popular passenger transport ferry terminals. Passengers can take a ferry from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Airport, Kowloon, Macau and Zhuhai