Top 10 Shenzhen Attractions

Plan your Shenzhen tour? Shenzhen, also called “Pengcheng”, is located in the south of Guangdong province. It is separated from Hong Kong by the Shenzhen River in the south, so Shenzhen is always known as “Back Garden of Hong Kong”.

Shenzhen is a highly developed modern city, but compared with many big cities in China, Shenzhen does not have many natural scenic spots. Shenzhen has established some artificial ones to attract travelers. There are many attractions worth a visit in Shenzhen.

No. 01: China Folk Cultural Village
China Folk Cultural Village, which is located at the west side of the Splendid China in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, is founded in October 1991. The area of China Folk Cultural Village is 158,000 square kilometers.

The China Folk Cultural Village is a national style museum of 56 nationalities, including 24 villages of 21 nationalities.

Various national festivals are celebrated in a magnificent manner here. China Folk Cultural Village can be considered as the soul of Chinese arts that are imposing theory and poetry. The China Folk Cultural Village attracts every tourist from the whole world.

Entrance Fee: CNY 150
Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 21, 26, 54, 59, 79, 101, 109, 113, 121, 123, 204, 209, 210, 222, 223, 232, 234, 245, 301, 311, 319, 323, 324, 327, 328, 338, 365, 367, 369, 370, 373, 383, 390, B603, N4,N5 or N6 to get there

China Folk Cultural Village
China Folk Cultural Village


No. 02: Splendid China
Splendid China, which is a miniature scenery park in Shenzhen, is located at the gorgeous Shezhen
 Bay. Splendid China is the largest and abundant miniature scenery part in outdoor scenes. 

The total area of Splendid China is 300,000 square kilometers.The miniature sites in the Splendid China are arranged according to the positions of the real ones in the map of China. So the whole park is just like a huge Chinese map.It is a window on China for the foreigners to know about Chinese culture and history. Visitors can travel the whole China” within one day.Entrance Fee: CNY 150

Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00

How to get there: take Buses No. 21, 26, 54, 59, 79, 101, 109, 113, 121, 123, 204, 209, 210, 222, 223, 232, 234, 245, 301, 311, 319, 323, 324, 327, 328, 338, 365, 367, 369, 370, 373, 383, 390, B603, N4,N5 or N6 to get there

No. 03: Window of The World
Shenzhen Window of The World, with the total area of  48 hectares, just abuts upon China Folk Cultural Village. Shenzhen Window of The World integrates world wonders, historical relics, natural scenes and folk performances.

Window of The World which contains 118 sight spots, is divided into nine areas: World Square, the Area of Asia, the Area of Oceanic, the Area of Europe, the Area of Africa, the Area of America, the Area of Modern Science and Technology Entertainment, the World Sculpture Park and International Street.

When night comes, you can enjoy wonderful night shows combined by folk songs and dances and programs.Entrance Fee: CNY 140

Opening Hours: 09:00-22:30

How to get there: There are many buses can take you to Window of The World, including Buses No. 20, 26, 32, 42, 51, 54, 59, 66, 70, 72, 78, 79, 90, 99, 101, 109, 113, 204, 209, 210, 222, 230, 232, 234, 245, 323, 324, 327, 329, 338, 350, 365, 367, 369, 370, 373, 383, 390, 392, 395, N1, N4, N5, N1, and Sighting Bus.

Window of The World
Window of The World

No. 04: Shenzhen Happy Valley

Shenzhen Happy Valley is a famous modern theme park in Shenzhen
 Swhich integrates appreciation, enjoyment and participation in China. 

The total area of Shenzhen Happy Valley is 350,000 square kilometers.There are nine theme sections in Shenzhen Happy Valley: Spanish Plaza, Cartoon City, Adventure Mountain, Gold Mine Town, Shangri-la Forest, Hurricane Bay, Sunshine Coast, Happy Time and Maya Water Park.More than 100 colorful games are suitable for both the young and the old.It is really a fashionable experience here which can strengthen your body and spirit. I promise if you miss it, you will be regret for that.Entrance Fee: CNY 200.

Opening Hours: 09:30-22:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 101, 109, 113, 204, 209, 20, 210, 222, 223, 230, 232, 234, 245, 301A, 310-315 Round Line, 323, 324, 327, 328, 329, 338, 350, 365, 367, 369, 370, 373, 383, 390, 395, 42, 43, 51, 54, 59, 66, 70, 72, 79, 90, 96, B610, N1, N4, N5 or N6

Shenzhen Happy Valley8
Shenzhen Happy Valley8
No. 05: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
The Fairy Lake Botanical Garden is located in the eastern suburbs of Shenzhen City. The western hillside of Mt Wutong, the highest peak in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone is inlaid with the garden as a splendid green pearl.

The Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens is the very place where nature lovers will want to spend at least half a day exploring. The things to see include: an enclosed cacti and greenhouse and the spooky forest composed of fossilized trees from the recesses of Inner Mongolia and Xingjian.Entrance Fee: CNY 25
Opening Hours: 07:00-22:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 27, 111, 218, 220, 311, 417, 418, 450, 467, 468 or 469 from the downtown area of Shenzhen

Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
No. 06: Dameisha and Xiaomeisha Beaches
Dameisha and XIaomeisha are two finest seaside resorts of Shenzhen
. There two beaches in the Yantian District are located just a few kilometers apart. 

The area around Xiaomeisha is fun to explore, with several interesting looking seafood restaurants and stores selling seaside knickknacks on the strip between the beach.

Both beaches offer stands selling and renting various floatation devices & water toys in case you forget to bring your own and both beaches have surf in season. They are the favoured recreational spot for locals keen to make the most of their holidays amid lush, tropic scenery and fresh air.Entrance Fee: CNY 20Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take Buses No. 103, 360, 364, 380 or 387 to get there

Dameisha and Xiaomeisha Beaches
Dameisha and Xiaomeisha Beaches
No. 07: Shenzhen Safari Park
Shenzhen Safari Park, as the first stocking safari park in China, is built on the bank of the Xili Lake of 
Shenzhen with picturesque scenery and covers an area of  1,200,000 square meters.Shenzhen Safari Park is a miracle place visiting birds and beasts, elegant and clam natural environment and unique garden design are the first in China.The whole park is divided into three area, i.e. the Vegetarian Area, the Wild Animal Area and the Walk Performance area. This area has the largest swan lake in China. Visitors can float in this lake to appreciate the graceful black and white swans. Considered the national treasures of China, the pandas are also well worth viewing.

Entrance Fee: CNY 170
Opening Hours: 08:30-18:30
How to get there: take Buses No. 66, 101, 104, 240, 226, 361 or 237A to Shenzhen Safari Park

Shenzhen Safari Park
Shenzhen Safari Park

 No. 08: Donghu Park
Renowned for its 20 chrysanthemum exhibitions since 1984, Donghu Park in Shenzhen‘s Luohu District is the place where visitors find themselves.

The first feature of animal sculptures is where chrysanthemums are formed in various shapes of peacocks, dragons, elephants and butterflies.

The Donghu Park which overlooks the Shenzhen Reservoir was renovated in the year 2002 and boasts vastly improved views and facilities. On the west side is the Donghu Hotel where you can spend a relaxing afternoon after sipping coffee.Entrance Fee: free for the entrance (some of the projects in the park need to be paid)

Opening Hours: 08:00-20:00
How to get there: take Buses No 1, 3, 17, 29, 211, 300, 35, or Minibuses No. 401, 413, 438, 440, 447, 471, 475, 476, 520, 524, 526, 533

Donghu Park
Donghu Park
No. 09: Overseas Chinese Town East
Overseas Chinese Town East is a scenic spot in Nanshan District, Shenzhen
, Guangdong, China, near Huaqiaocheng Station in the Shenzhen Metro.Occupying about 9 square kilometers, OCT East, the national ecological resort featuring tourism culture, aims at providing visitors with an opportunity to escape from the bustle of city life and return to the nature.Elaborately designed along the mountain and the sea, OCT East resort has three major theme parks: Knight Valley, Tea Stream Valley and Wind Valley. It has many culture travel functions like ecological tourism, vacation, outdoor sports etc., indicating the harmony relationship between human and the nature.

Entrance Fee: CNY 180
Opening Hours: 09:30-18:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 53, 239, 909, E12, E13, B620, B703, M207, Airport 6 Line, J1 Express, Sightseeing 1, East Holiday Special Line 1and 2.

Overseas Chinese Town East
Overseas Chinese Town East
No. 10: Minsk World
Minsk World is a military theme park located in Dapeng Bay, Shatoujiao, Shenzhen which includes the huge former Soviet (later Russian) aircraft carrier Minsk, redesigned as a tourist attraction.
The aircraft carrier Minsk was part of the Soviet Pacific Fleet.In addition to the island, four of the carrier’s decks including the flight deck and hangar deck can be visited. Various aspects of the Minsk, such its living quarters and armament, are set up as exhibits. Exhibits onshore include various People’s Liberation Army Ground Force equipment.Entrance Fee: CNY 130
Opening Hours: 09:30-19:30
How to get there: take Buses No. 53, 68, 85, B619, B625, B701, 103, 103B, 202, 205, 238, 239, 308, 358, 363, 364, 387, J1, Sightseeing Line 1 or Airport Line 6 to get the Minsk World

Minsk World
Minsk World

Tip:  Hassle-free Taiyuan Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Taiyuan Guided Tours:
Shenzhen 3 Day Tour Package from US$279 p/p
Shenzhen Car Rental with driver from US$79

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6 thoughts on “Top 10 Shenzhen Attractions

  1. No. 03: Window of The World
    Shenzhen Window of The World, with the total area of 480,000 square kilometres,

    Wow. I can’t believe the total area of Window of The World is twice as big as the whole of Guangdong province!!!!! How do you fit that in Shenzhen? (total area of Shenzhen is only 2,050 km²).

  2. Hello Xiaolong Li,

    Thanks for your pointing the silly misttake! Much appreciated! Kind Regards from Tour Beijing.

  3. Hi, can we get tickets for the attractions from you and are we able to pay by credit card? Thank you.

  4. Hi Delia Ho,

    Thanks for your inquiry! But we don’t sell tickets. You may buy them on the spot.

    By the way, most of the online ticket booking websites are in Chinese. It is still a bit unconvenient for foreigners to book entrance tickets.

  5. Dear Daniel,
    Do we get help of English translators or guides at these places?
    What is the area of schenzen safari park?

  6. Dear Sachin,

    Basically major signs are bilingual English and Chinese, no big problem. Have a fun!
    Schenzen safari park add: West Lihu Road 4065, Nanshan District,Shenzhen 深圳市南山区西丽湖路4065号

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