"Shenzen - Economic liberation" Top 5 Page for this destination Shenzhen by SLLiew

Shenzhen Travel Guide: 484 reviews and 1,234 photos

This used-to-be sleepy farming village across the border of Hong Kong was first open to post-Mao economic growth of China.

It was the pioneer zone for capitalist manufacturing enterprise in a Communist country.

With influx of capital from Hong Kong and later from Taiwan, it soon started the era of China low cost high quality manufacturing.

Now there are wide garden manicured highways and sparkling skyscrappers dominating the township of Shenzhen.

It enjoyed the highest standard of living for awhile before being later surpassed by other cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Tianjin.

With the booming Chinese economy, Shenzhen has many theme parks, beaches, temples, shopping and restaurants and night outlets to keep every tourist, expatriate as well as the locals a place to enjoy themselves and spent more money.

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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Excellent page! Thanks for sharing!

  • Profsmiley's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Thank you for the tips!

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Excellent pictures! Will you be in Beijing for the olympic games? Nikos

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Interesting page on Shenzhen esp. Splendid China and Window of the World. And yes they did a good job of duplicating our Niagara Falls.

  • St_Vincent's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Interesting Shenzhen page, I enjoyed reading it, thanks.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    There are some really interesting attractions here! Would be great to get free admission, but if not, how much is a yuan vs. US$ ??

  • Kristymamoo's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2008 at 6:00 AM

    Your guide to Shenzhen made great reading!! I would love to visit Window of the World and Splendid China. Emma has been in Northern China and so will have missed out on these :-)

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2008 at 1:51 AM

    Hi SL, great tips on Shenzhen! I did not manage to visit many of the attractions when I was there, but I have visited them virtually now :)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2008 at 12:54 AM

    Great tips on Shenzhen! Among the theam parks it sounds like the Folks Cultural Village is the one I would like the best.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Very informative page about Shenzhen. Looks and sounds fantastic. Would you believe that there is a "Splendid China minaturization" in Orlando, Florida outside of Disney world, which I visited and loved.


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