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Meilin Mountain, The City Hike

Meilin Mountain is a great hike option for those who do not want to travel too far out of the city, that’s because it located right in the city centre, sprawling across Nanshan and Futian districts.  The highlights of this hike are some great views of downtown Shenzhen (on a clear day), some great nature […]

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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 Central Park

Shenzhen Central Park doesn’t really get the attention it deserves.  Not as big as it’s neighbour Lianhuashan Park, or as popular as say Talent Park, nonetheless you should try and pay this a visit if you get the chance.  Centrally located (clue is in the name) in Futian District this is easily accessible by metro, […]

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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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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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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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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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Hike Pineapple Mountain

Hong Kong has no shortage of interesting hikes, they are as varied and different as any part of the world can offer.  And heading across the border for a day trip hike is a common hobby for many a Shenzhen resident.  But which one to do?  This can be a tricky prospect.  There are long […]

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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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A Park for the People

I’m sure for most people in Shenzhen, especially anybody who has actually been there, associating flowers and nature with Dongmen is not what comes into your mind.  More likely the words chaos, loud, and shopping are what you’d think of.  However just off the Dongmen middle road lies a beautiful hidden park where you can […]

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The Hong Kong Wetlands Park

Sometimes an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life is needed, but with time being a premium for most people it can be difficult to know where to go to relax and unwind. Well there’s an option very near Shenzhen that provides peace and quiet, as well as beautiful nature, without taking too […]

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Baishilong Music Park: Making Music in Longhua

As you may already know, Shenzhen is a green city.  There are a plethora of parks for one to choose from. These vary from the gigantic, to the quaint, from the old to the new, there is a pbark for everyone.  Recently yet another new park opened in Longhua, this one is the first of […]