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The Dashe River – a Great Choice For a Long Walk

Shenzhen has many greenways and walking routes, and the Dasha river walk is among the best of them. Extending from Shenzhen Bay park all the way to Xili, this spans 10KM or so and is a great choice for a weekend trek or an after-work jog. Over the last several years this has been cleaned […]

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Lianhuashan Park – One Of Shenzhen’s Iconic Places

Lianhuashan Park (莲花山公园) is the biggest and most well-known of all the parks in the city covering a staggering 150 hectares.  It is frequently in the Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet top 10 things to do in the city and is usually one of the 1st places visited by any tourist or new residents to […]

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Shenzhen Talent Park

Shenzhen has no shortage of parks, in fact many of them have been written about by myself for this very account, but as with all things in life, not all are equal.  Shenzhen Talent Park is one of the better parks in the city, a high accolade in what is a ‘city of parks.’  Nestled […]

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Colourful Lantern Exhibition

  The Shenzhen Lantern Festival is an annual festival running from December to February each year, through winter and into Chinese New Year, ending on lantern day.  Although there is no longer a practical need for Chinese lanterns, they are still made, used, and enjoyed by the Chinese people during festivals. The streets both in […]

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Waterfall Hike in Hong Kong

When one thinks of Hong Kong things such as skyscrapers, shopping or hiking might come to mind. But waterfalls will more than likely be the first thing you think of, however some of the waterfalls here are simply awesome and worth adding to your travel itineraries.  In a secluded area of forest lies a HK […]

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Monkeying Around In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city full of surprises. I’ve written many articles about things to do in Hong Kong, from challenging hikes, waterfalls, swimming, historic heritage and even Ten Thousand Golden Buddhas. Just when I thought I had seen and done it all, Hong Kong, this magical majestic city once again enchanted and delighted me […]

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An Artistic Day Out in Dafen

  Shenzhen has several art communities and creative spaces, but the most popular and well known one is undoubtedly Dafen Oil Painting Village in Longgang District. In a bustling city like Shenzhen it can sometimes be hard to know where to go during a day off, especially if you don’t fancy a hike or park […]

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A Splendid Day Out

Originally published on https://wanderlustwelshman.com Want to read about more cool and interesting places in Shenzhen?  Here are some links to some other places you can explore and enjoy.  And please keep following for more updates about wonderful Shenzhen to explore.  Shenzhen Zoo Evergreen Eco Resort in Nanshan Shenzhen’s Hidden Gems World Famous Art village in Shenzhen Honey Park – A […]

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Shenzhen Zoo

Want to read about more cool and interesting places in Shenzhen?  Here are some links to some other places you can explore and enjoy.  And please keep following for more updates about wonderful Shenzhen to explore.  Evergreen Eco Resort in Nanshan World Famous Art village in Shenzhen Dapeng Fort, A Trip Back in Time Honey […]

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Evergreen Eco Resort in Nanshan

With the new metro line 5 extension recently opening, there is now even more of Shenzhen readily accessible for exploration.  This has opened up some new places to visit that previously had only been accessible by bus, which as we know can be a laborious task at times.  One of these is ‘Evergreen Resort’ in […]

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Shenzhen’s Hidden Gems

Shenzhen has a great deal of places to see and visit. Many of them are small or interesting in their own way, but may not warrant a day trip of their own.  So, if you are ever in these areas, here are a few things you can check out.  Oh, and they are all free […]

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70th Anniversary National Day Light Show

Next week marks the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, and to celebrate Shenzhen is going all out. The light show at the Civic Centre has had a revamp and now has additional special effects to celebrate the National Day holiday. Every building around the Civic Centre, Futian, is lit up with a […]

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Bijia Hill Park. A nice respite from the city

Shenzhen has no shortage of parks, in fact it is officially one of China’s ‘green cities’ because of the sheer abundance of parks, mountains and nature based spots around the city.  The problem with some of these parks is that they can become extremely busy, especially on a sunny weekend, parks such as Lianhuashan can […]

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Kaiping, A UNESCO Site You Must See

Breathtakingly original architecture Kaiping an area a mere 3 hours from the Shenzhen metropolis that you know and love, but it couldn’t be more different. They are completely two sides of the Guangdong coin. What makes these small villages worth visiting is there mind blowing architecture, in fact it’s so special it was awarded UNESCO […]

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Maluan Mountain – The Best Hike In Shenzhen?

Waterfall Hike Now Shenzhen has no shortage of hikes, and these can range from small ones like in Nanshan to the larger more difficult ones like Wutong, but there’s one common theme which drives most hiking enthusiasts crazy.  Stairs.  It sometimes feels more like floor walking than it does hiking, with endless towering stairs above […]

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Honey Park – A Sweet Escape from The City

Shenzhen has no shortage of parks, In fact choosing which one to go to can be a task in itself. One of the newer ones to pop up in the city is Honey Park (香蜜公园).  Built around 1 year ago this slice of Futian greenery is well worth your time to check out.  As with most […]

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Shenzhen University – more than just a place of learning

Now when one thinks of a university, relaxation and nature are perhaps not the two words that come to mind. However, as is so often the case with all things China, things are different here.  I’ve been to many universities over China from Beijing to Guangzhou, and the common theme among them is big, and […]

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World Famous Art village in Shenzhen

Now Guanlan may not be on any bodies list as a must visit in Shenzhen, but that needs to change because Guanlan actually has a lot to offer any intrepid explorer, history buff or art fanatic.  Nestled away in a sleepy (but fast developing) part of the city is the Guanlan Print village and museum.  […]

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China Tea Leaves trips Summer 2019

“Ready to travel to the China you have been dreaming of? China Tea Leaves is here with countryside jaunts, seaside escapes, hiking adventures and more, all starting from Shenzhen, going on through the summer. All trips are organized and run by Greta Bilek, American in Shenzhen for over 6 years. More info about our trips […]

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A Challenging Hike with Fantastic Views

Ma on Shan peak. With a height of 702 metres (2,303 ft), stands among the ten highest mountains in Hong Kong. The mountain borders Sha Tin and Tai Po districts.  This is one of the best hikes I’ve done in Hong Kong and it is really worth you doing it.  This hike is not for beginners, […]