The 8 Wonders of Shenzhen: Four Seasons Unlocks the Secrets of China's Most Dynamic City.
The Concierge team can create a
customized itinerary that meets any interest, helping guests discover the hidden gems of
this wonderful city. From shopping to golf, one-of-a-kind theme parks, memorable dining experiences, cultural excursions or a night on the
town, Shenzhen has something for everyone.
1. An Epic Shopping Experience
as China’s first Special Economic Zone in 1980, Shenzhen continues to operate
as a trading post of epic proportions. Visitors and locals alike can explore entire buildings filled to the
brim with the latest electronics at Huaqiangbei, famous for its more than 1.4
million square metres (15 million square feet) of sprawling retail space. Or they can visit Shuibei’s more than
half a million square metres (5 millions square feet) to find all types of jade, gems and jewellery. At
Dongmen, shoppers pick their way through the throngs amid the more than 170,000 square
metres (1.8 million square feet) of shops and market stalls to find a deal. Those on the lookout for
fine china or furnishings can try their luck at the Sungang Art Exhibition Centre,
which features wholesale arts and crafts products. Whatever one is looking for, it can be found in Shenzhen - and even better,
2. Swing Around the Town
around at the glass and steel cityscape, it’s not immediately apparent that
Shenzhen is one of China’s top golfing destinations. However, the city is home
to more than a dozen golf courses, ranging from 9-hole courses to some of the
world’s premier golfing venues. The Mission Hills Golf Club, located a short
3. Theme Park Heaven
park aficionados of all ages, Shenzhen is a dream come true. Happy
Valley features thrilling roller coasters, Splendid China Folk Village is
home to a stunning display of sample architecture and culture from China’s
various provinces and ethnicities, and Window of the World has miniature and
meticulous reproductions of 130 of the world’s most famous sights, including
Giza’s pyramids, the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal. It truly has to be seen to be believed.
4. Blast from the Past
Beneath Shenzhen’s breakneck modernity lies a wealth of history. Nantou Ancient City dates back to the fourth century and showcases remnants of a Ming Dynasty town; the 14th-century Dapeng Fortress played a pivotal role during the Opium Wars and is the city’s only national historic relic; and the Chiwan Tianhou Temple is one of China’s largest and most splendid temples dedicated to the Goddess of Heaven.
5. City of Design
as a UNESCO City of Design in 2008, Shenzhen is awash in interesting
architectural landmarks and is home to a large number of artists and designers.
6. A Gourmand's Dream
For food lovers, Shenzhen is ideally located between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, the
world’s two hotbeds of Cantonese cuisine.
Shenzhen After Dark
With a wide selection of restaurants featuring Chinese and international cuisine, as well as bars and clubs with live music and karaoke, OCT Harbour is Shenzhen’s fashionable nightlife destination of choice. The scenic waterfront locale transforms into a unique, carnival-like atmosphere when the sun goes down, making this the place to see and be seen.
Reconnect with Yourself
offers many options for nature lovers and health buffs: a stroll around
scenic Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, exploring Lianhua Mountain Park, hiking up
Wutong Mountain, relaxing at Shiyan Lake Hot Spring Resort, or biking and bird-watching
at the Mangrove Nature Reserve.