Shenzhen, a lively city in southern China boasts of some of the stunning modern buildings in the country. Also called “Peng City”, Shenzhen has a wonderful blend of culture, industry, and wealth, offering plenty of attractions for the tourists including the luxurious beach resorts, Safari Park, and Chinese Folk Culture Village. Possibly one of the best attractions in Shenzhen is the Window of the World, providing the visitors with magnificent replicas of the Taj Mahal, the pyramids, and the Eiffel Tower.
Historic Landmarks and Sites
Apart from being a city with history of reform, Shenzhen is also a place with ancient civilizations. With plenty of new Stone Age remains being found in Xiantouling, Dapeng, it is evident that the area was inhabited by humans about 6,700 years ago. Pre-historic sites with cultural relics are found around Shenzhen, including Chiwan Goddess Temple, Young Emperor’s Tomb, Hakka architecture of Qing Dynasty, Dapeng Fortress, and Zhongying Street.
During the recent years, lots of cultural scenic spots have been constructed through the incorporation of tourism resources. New tourism destinations in the city include Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Ban Tian Culture Park, Cultural Exhibition Palace, Dafen Village, Shenzhen Museum, F518 Idea Land, and OCT-Loft.
To keep away from the bustling city life, tourists can take a trip to the tranquil and picturesque ecological spots in the city. Some of the attractions that provide an opportunity to remain close to nature include Waterlands Resort, Evergreen Resort, OCT East, Hongfa Temple, Fenghuang Mountain, Qiniang Mountain, and Guangming Farm.
With lots of scenic coastal spots like Mangrove Nature Reserve, Shenzhen Bay, Dapeng Peninsula, Sea World, Xiaomeisha and Dameisha Beaches, tourists will have plenty of opportunity to relax or enjoy water-sporting activities. Some of the 20 public beaches in the city are connected by seaside walkways, where tourists can take a stroll and relish the natural beauty. OCT Harbor is another outdoor entertainment destination, which was opened a few years back.