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Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Travel Guide


Shenzhen is alive. It's buzzing. In fact, it’s one of the edgiest cities you’ll find in China, at once brash, ambitious, materialistic, irreverently non-Communist, and practically on the doorstep of Hong Kong – just a 30-minute train ride from the latter. In just over 30 years, it has morphed from little more than a village in the middle of paddy fields into the fastest-growing city in the land, offering a rare glimpse of the hard-driving China that has gone toe-to-toe with the West, emerging as the “factory of the world.” The city, in any case, has good restaurants and shopping venues, well-visited theme parks, museums, historical sights, and scores of bars pouring the locally-brewed Kingway beer. But it remains, at least for now, a daytrip destination from Guangzhou, Guilin and Hong Kong, and a cheap, backdoor entry point for Hong Kong – with airfares to Shenzhen considerably lower than those directly to Hong Kong. Still, on a grander scale, it is arguably the richest city in China, with the highest GDP per capita in the nation, and short-listed for a spot on the UNESCO Creative Cities.


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Know Before You Go

  • Best Time to Visit: September-March
  • Cost Per Day: Y-Y (US$-US$)
  • Currency: Chinese Yuan CNY (US$1 ~ Y6)
  • Electricity: 220V - 50Hz | Type-A and Type-G Sockets with 2-prong and 3-pin plugs
  • Phone Code: +86
  • Population: 9 million
  • Offcial Website:

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Last updated November 23, 2013
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