Top 10 Shenzhen Attractions

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Shenzhen is a relatively new city and, as such, doesn’t have a lot of historical sites but don’t let that put you off; there’s still plenty to see and do in the city. Shenzhen is known throughout China for its abundance of theme parks but that’s not the only thing on offer; there are gardens, a temple and traditional Hakka architecture all within easy reach of the city centre. Here’s our list of ten of the best attractions in Shenzhen.

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Top 10 Shenzhen Attractions

  1. 1. Top 10 Shenzhen Attractions
  2. 2. Shenzhen Window of the World: China’s largest miniature theme park includes models of the Eiffel Tower, Tower Bridge, Sydney Opera House, The Pyramids and even the Grand Canyon! Admission: 160RMB Opening times: 9am – 10:30pm How to get there: Take the Luobao line and get off at Shijiezhichuang Station
  3. 3. Kingkey 100: Shenzhen’s tallest skyscraper at 442meters tall, it dominates the city. The top four floors are a sky garden with panoramic views of Shenzhen and the countryside. Admission: Free Opening times: 24 hours How to get there: Take the Shekou or Luobao lines and get off at the Grand Theatre
  4. 4. Happy Valley: This theme park opened in 2002. It’s got roller coasters, a water park, a rapids ride and a multitude of different scary, swing rides. Admission: 180RMB Opening times: 9:30am – 9pm How to get there: Take the Luobao line and get off at Shijiezhichuang Station
  5. 5. Crane Lake Fortified Hakka Village This is the biggest example of a traditional Hakka fortified settlement in China. It also houses the Hakka Culture Museum. Admission: 10RMB Opening times: 8:30am – 5:30pm How to get there: Take the Longgang line to Nanlian Station
  6. 6. Chinese Folk Culture Village: In this theme park you can see examples of the architecture of China’s 56 ethnic minorities. There’s also snacks and handicrafts from each of the minority groups. Admission: 130RMB Opening times: 10am – 9pm How to get there: Take the Luobao line to Huaqiaocheng Station
  7. 7. Hongfa Temple: The Temple was built on the terraces of Wutong Mountain and is a typical Buddhist temple with a Pagoda from which you can get a good view of Shenzhen. Admission: 20RMB Opening times: 8am – 6pm How to get there: Take mini-bus 468 to the gates of Fairy Lake Gardens then take the shuttle bus to the temple
  8. 8. Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens: There’s 6 different scenic areas in this 590 hectare park. Highlights include a forest of fossilised trees from Inner Mongolia and a boating lake. Admission: 20RMB Opening times: 7am – 10pm How to get there: Take mini-bus 468
  9. 9. Wutong Mountain: On a clear day you can see Hong Kong from the top of Wutong Mountain so the 2 or 3 hours that it takes to walk up it are well worth the effort. Admission: Free Opening times: Open all day How to get there: Take bus no. 211 from Dongmen Road Central
  10. 10. OCT East Shenzhen: Another of Shenzhen’s famous theme parks; this one has four themed areas including a replica of a Swiss resort town. Admission: 130RMB Opening times: 9am -10:30pm How to get there: Take bus J1, tour bus 6 or Airport Bus 6 to Daxiagu
  11. 11. Dapeng Fortress: The fortress was the sight of several key battles during the Opium Wars and has a history of over 600 years. Admission: 15RMB Opening times: 9am – 6pm How to get there: Take bus no. 364, 818, 833 or E11
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