Despite being a relatively new city, Shenzhen is full of exciting things to see and do. It offers the perfect mix between city and nature, with a booming city centre, long stretches of beach and stunning nearby scenery… not to mention the fact that it’s just a short train ride from Hong Kong.
Meridian View Centre: Located on the 69th floor of Shenzhen’s Diwang Mansion, the Meridian View Centre offers visitors a spectacular view of the China-Hong Kong border. Populated by a sea of towering skyscrapers made unique by their outstanding architectural design, this is a must-see for any visitor to Shenzhen looking to marvel at the beauty of this mega-city.
Nanshan Mountains: If the chaos of the city is getting a bit much, an escape to the nearby Nanshan mountains for some much-needed R and R. Clean air, blue skies and lush greenery make Nanshan a fantastic weekend getaway destination.
Shenzhen Museum: Shenzhen may not have been much before being transformed into the metropolis we know today, but that doesn’t mean its history isn’t worth delving into. Believe it or not, Shenzhen’s distinct past is really quite remarkable, and Shenzhen Museum captures this well. Here you’ll learn about life in the township prior to 1978 and the subsequent government reforms. The museum houses replica streets and temples which give visitors an idea of what Shenzhen once looked like.
Window of the World: Need a taste of home? Look no further. Shenzhen’s ‘Window of the World’ offers a small slice of Europe, America and more with miniature replicas of famous landmarks from around the world. This may not be Shenzhen’s best attraction, but it makes for a fun escape from your new norm.
Dameisha and Xiaomeisha beaches: A visit to Shenzhen wouldn’t be complete without spending some time at the beach. Owing to its location, Shenzhen has escaped the worst of China’s pollution, which has hit hardest in the north. Visitors to either of these beaches can enjoy soft sand, clear waters and a bit of peace and quiet. What better way to unwind after a week at work?
Cost of Living
||Beer (shop bought)
|Taxi (first 3km)
||Beer (at a bar)
||0.5kg fresh veg
||Gym (per year)