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Shenzhen Travel Guide

Shenzhen locates in the southern portion of the Guangdong Province, on the eastern shore of the Pearl River Delta. It is beside Hong Kong. Owing to China's economic liberalization from the policies of reformist leader Deng Xiaoping, the area became China's first Special Economic Zone. Shenzhen is home to the world's ninth tallest building, the Shun Hing Square (Diwang Building).It has created a number of excellent theme parks which entertain while teaching visitors about China and the world. Splendid China and China Folk Culture Villages introduce visitors to China's long history and varied cultures, while Window of the World will take you to every corner of the world in one day. Happy Valley is the largest of Shenzhen City's theme parks, situated on a picturesque coastline. It is easy to get to Shenzhen quickly and comfortably by air, train or ship. What's more, Shenzhen is the only city in China that provides three modes of transportations for simultaneous comings and goings.
The climate of Shenzhen is relatively similar to that of Hong Kong and temperatures here can be almost subtropical with intense summer heat during the summer months and plenty of heavy downpours due to the presence of the Tropic of Cancer. Summers are exceptionally long running for almost six months and temperatures can extend up to 35 degrees Celsius. The best season to drop in here is the period between August and September when the weather remains pleasant.
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Morning tea
The morning tea of Guangdong Province has held the honour as the top breakfast in China for a long time. Sharing a cup of tea and eating delicious dim sum with friends or family, or by yourself, has been a tradition here. Although the food is common to many areas, it is the leisurely pace of Shenzhen's morning tea that sets it apart from other cities. It extends into lunchtime, to the extent that many Shenzhen citizens make it their lunch, and there are restaurants where dim sum is available all day.

Cantonese Cuisine
Generally speaking, Cantonese Cuisine consists of dishes from three areas: Guangzhou, Chaozhou and Dongjiang. The latter two have unique ethnic flavors and are popular in Shenzhen. The outstanding Chaozhou dish is the porridge, which can be enjoyed as a white porridge, or as a salt porridge with some added seafood. The Dongjiang dishes are Hakka recipes handed down from generation to generation. Three of the popular ones are: Yanjuji (salt-baked chicken), Niangdoufu (stuffed bean curd) and Hongshaorou (braised pork with soy sauce).

Getting There

By air
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport is the fourth largest airport in China. At present, there are about 107 internal and international airlines opened, connecting Shenzhen and 80 other cities both home and abroad. The daily flights from such famous tourist cities of China as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Qingdao and Hangzhou, etc. can take you to Shenzhen easily. Daily international flights from London, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Paris via transfer Shanghai can be used. Flights from Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Tokyo depart to Shenzhen directly every day. On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, there is an international flight coming to Shenzhen from Kuala Lumpur. Finally, there are frequent flights between Shenzhen and Macau every day.

By train
Although there are two railway stations in Shenzhen, the Shenzhen Railway Station, also called Luohu Railway Station, has the most frequent trains departing to the other cities of China every day, such as Beijing, Zhengzhou, Hankou, Wuchang, Nanchang, Jiujiang, Changsha, etc. It is also the most important traffic hub between China's mainland and HK. The train from Hong Kong's East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station to the Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau border crossings take 43 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. Trains depart East Tsim Sha Tsui for Lo Wu every 6-8 minutes from 5:36am to 11:13pm. The border crossing at Lo Wu is open daily from 6:30am to midnight. The Lok Ma Chau border crossing closes around 10:30. Returning trains from Lo Wu to East Tsim Sha Tsui depart every 6-8 minutes from 6:38am to 12:30am. The Lok Ma Chau Trains run at 10 minute intervals.

Bars and Clubs
Shenzhen has two famous streets noted for their large number of bars and clubs. One street is located in Huaqiao City. The bars on this street are popular with young people. The other street is located in the Sea World Square of Shekou District of Shenzhen. There are more than a dozen bars and cafes here, many of them catering to foreign visitors.

International Cultural Industry Fair
The International Cultural Industry Fair takes place in the month of May. Huge investments take place for this particular exhibition.
This exhibition covers a huge area covering the China Cultural Industry Achievement Trade Hall, Vocational Educational Hall, Creative Design Hall, Digital Television Exhibition of Media Technology Hall, Print Technology Hall, International Performing Arts Hall, Chinese Publications Hall, Animation and Game Hall and many more.

Shenzhen Grand Theater Festival
Shenzhen Grand Theater Festival takes place from the 5th day of January to the 17th day of the same month.
There is so much to learn and realize from the tour. Theater is considered to be the most significant form of creativity. The play form differs from one part of the globe to another. People tend to educate themselves from each variety of imagination. There are art and cultural exchanges in this festival. In 1992, the Shenzhen Grand Theatre organized the entire event. This festival has opened the door to international society, thereby, initiating a novel scope to enhance the economic goals of the country as a whole.

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