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By Shimron Singh | April 28th, 2023

From a sleepy fishing village to China’s mega city: Shenzhen is a city of skyscrapers, family fun destinations, and home to some of the cheapest shopping & massage experiences. The best time to visit falls from March to May for the best Spring weather, so mark your calendars and plan your trip. Without further ado, check out Your Guide to Shenzhen.

Visit the Window of the World

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The Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal are looking a bit smaller than expected, right? Just Kidding. This is the Window of the World theme park located in Shenzhen Bay. You can find almost all the world-famous landmarks situated in one place. You don’t even need to book that expensive ticket all the way to France.

Address: No.9037 Shennan Road, Nanshan District Exit J Window of the World, Shenzhen 518053

Ascend up the Ping An International Finance Centre

Get an unfiltered, panoramic view of the city in the iconic Ping An International Finance Centre. On the 116th floor is the Free Sky Observatory Deck, where you can also see as far as Hong Kong on the clearest day! The most ideal time to go would be between October to April for the best weather and pictures for your memories.

Address: 5033 Yitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen

Discover the roots of Shenzhen at Dongmen Pedestrian Street

The Dongmen Pedestrian Street is plastered with ancient Chinese architecture, blending in with the new. The bustling street is bursting with life from great shopping experiences to smells of great street snacks to invigorate your senses. You can also hear the bronze bells ringing on the east and west squares of the old street once in the morning and evening.

Address: Luohu District, Shenzhen

Learn About China’s Culture at Splendid China Folk Village

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Okay, we don’t know what Shenzhen’s obsession with miniature landmarks is, but we’re here for it. Splendid China Folk Village has many miniatures of famous Chinese attractions such as the Terracotta Army and the Great Wall of China. The 24 village theme park gives you the full rundown of folk customs and the rich history of China.

Address: No. 9005, Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Stay at the InterContinental Dameisha Resort

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How about we get away from the hustle and bustle for some much-needed beach day? Dameisha is home to golden sands and subtropical coastal scenery. Spend the night at the InterContinental Dameisha Resort and soak in the sun, sand & sea.

Address: No. 9 Yankui Road, Dameisha Yantian District Shenzhen 518083

Stroll Along the Harborside at Shenzhen Bay Park

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Walk or cycle along the seaside urban park near Shenzhen Bay. Not only can you smell the spring flowers, but you can also roller skate, visit the open-air plaza, see some endangered birds, and many more. The possibilities are endless, making it a good way to end your Shenzhen adventure.

‘Your Guide to Shenzhen’ is one of the newest series of Greater Bay Area content to expect. We will be covering the next GBA city next week so stay tuned.

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