Shenzhen has grown from a fishing village
into a metropolis in less than 25 years. In 1980, Deng Xiaoping initiated
the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone as an experiment for
promoting the development of economic and social development of China.
Shenzhen is located in the south of Guangdong Province, China. It faces Hong
Kong in the south across the Shenzhen River. Beeing the boomtown for many
years, Shenzhen now promotes itself as a Garden City.
Chinese (Cantonese), Portuguese, English
Semi tropical maritime, Average temp 22.4 C , Highest
temp36 C; Lowest temperature 1 C; Annual average hours of sunshine 2120 h;
Annual average precipitation 1933 mm
Official Currency :
Chinese Yuan(CY) ; 1 CY = 5.2633 Indian Rupee =
0.1203 US $ = 0.1001 Euro (subject to change).
Shenzhen is located in the south of Guangdong Province, China.
By Air :
Shenzhen International airport is the international airport
in the city which makes it accessible from rest of the world.
The city's municipal transportation system consisting of public buses,
public minibus , and taxicabs.
By Road :
Buses are the most economical way to get around in
Shenzhen. Most of the public buses have no ticketing agent on board and
require exact change or an IC card. Minibuses are a convenient and provide
an efficient, economical and desirable service.
These minibuses often reach streets and places that regular buses do not.
Sightseeing bus service began on October 1, 1998, extending facilities like
air-conditioning, TV, a bar and a guide service.
Taxis are also available.
The city has very good hotels to ensure a comfortable stay for the
tourists. Mentioned below is a list of some of the hotels in the city:
5 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Crowne Plaza
Hotel Four Points by Sheraton
4 star hotels in the city:
Best Western Shenzhen Felicity
Shangri La Hotel Shenzhen
Shenzhen International Hotel
3 star hotels in the city:
999 Royal Suites & Towers Major Tourist attractions
Folk Culture Villages :
Located by the scenic Shenzhen Bay and close to "Splendid
China", the village is a museum of China's 55 ethnic groups with their
unique architecture, customs and exotic flavor. 24 life-size ethnic villages
exhibits various indigenous flavors from Beijing's courtyards and wooden
archway to awesome buildings of the Miao, Dong, Yao, Jingpo ethnic groups.
The place has the wooded Banyans in Xishuangbanna, slender Suzhou bridges
and mystery Lijiang houses, which gives a general idea about China's ethnic
Splendid china :
Situated at Overseas Chinese Town in Shenzhen
Special Economic Zone, Splendid China is a miniature picturesque area. It is
a most lively replica of China, showcasing long-standing history, rich
culture, art and ancient architecture, as well as the customs and habits of
56 nationalities in China.
Xili Lake Resort :
Adjacent to the Shenzhen Safari Park, the Xili
Lake Resort is spread in an area of 1.2 sq km with wooded hills, lakes,
towers and pavilions. Wander along the one-thousand-long corridor on the
bank, and you will finds beautiful traditional Chinese buildings spread
around in the wooded valley. Entertainment sources like gymnasium, sauna,
massage, Karaoke, Disco, games rooms, tennis, car-racing, fishing, bowling,
golf, and billiards are offered but for extra charge.