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Travel China in Full Color with China Tea Leaves

China Tea Leaves Trips Nov-Dec 2019 Looking for the China of your dreams? China Tea Leaves is here for you with countryside jaunts, historical explorations, hiking adventures and more ways to get to know the wonderful corners of our China home. All trips are organized and run by Greta Bilek, American in Shenzhen for 7 […]

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Celebrating An Expat Institution For Women In Shenzhen

For many expats, what makes or breaks a move to a new country is the community they meet there. One cannot underestimate the importance of having a friend to go to the bar for a drink or to grab a coffee during the day. It can make a world of difference if you know some […]

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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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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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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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Cebu Pacific Set to Launch Shenzhen-Manila Flights

There’s good news for those in Shenzhen looking to travel to the Philippines for a holiday in the sun or to visit friend and family. From July 1st, Cebu Pacific will start flying between Shenzhen and Manila. The route will run four times a week, with flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The airline […]

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Dapeng Fort, A Trip Back in Time

As covered in one of my previous articles about Chiwan, there is history in Shenzhen if you know where to go.  It is well known that most of Shenzhen itself is a new modern mega city that has almost sprung up overnight, but there are remnants of it’s ancient past still dotted around.  Another one of […]

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New Aerial Footbridge Linking Lianhuashan Park Opens

Lianhuashan 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 top 10 things to do in the city and is usually one of the 1st places visited by any tourist or new residents to the city.  That is […]

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Hidden History in Shenzhen

A common criticism about Shenzhen is that it has no history or culture.  But that is far from the truth.  Shenzhen is the final resting place of an Emperor of China!  In fact, he was the last emperor of his dynasty. It is known as ‘King Zhaobing’s Mausoleum of Song Dynasty’ Or ‘The Tomb of […]

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Review: Chasing the ocean

Written by Joe After a week in the hustle and bustle of Shenzhen, sometimes fresh air and exercise away from that madness is much needed.  In Cape D’aguilar this was provided.  Cape D’aguilar is a cape near Shek O named after a former General and Governor of Hong Kong. It’s an easy trail that hugs […]

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Ascend the Golden Staircase

Consistently in the top 10 things to do in most Hong Kong travel guides, this is truly a memorable experience. However unlike the main attractions this is far less busy. Maybe due to its location or maybe because some walking is involved, I’m really not sure. But I can assure you the trip here is […]

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Review: Dragon slaying in Hong Kong

The Dragon’s Back (Traditional Chinese: 龍脊) is a ridge in southeastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, between Wan Cham Shan and Shek O Peak. It lies within the Shek O Country Park. In 2004 the Dragon’s Back Trail was selected by TIME Asia as the best urban hiking trail.  Dragons back is possibly the most well-known and well-travelled […]

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Shenzhen’s 40th Anniversary Light Show

Shenzhen Special Economic Zone established the 40th anniversary of the light show. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. It developed from a small fishing village to metropolis. The show was held near civic center and lotus park. We are so lucky to celebrate the success with this energetic city. Happy birthday […]

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Ain’t no time like tonight, Singapore is calling

With service to more than 55 cities in domestic China and a flourishing global network, China Southern Airlines Shenzhen Branch will add a brand new route to Southeast Asia on July 13th, 2018.   If that is your biggest concern, China Southern Airlines can provide a solution! The Shenzhen-Singapore flight departs daily on 22:10, so just […]

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Hong Kong/Shenzhen Border Crossing Information

Aqua Luna, a Chinese Junk in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. (Wikimedia Commons/Mk2010) This is a guest article by our friends at GlobalFromAsia.com. Passing over the Hong Kong border is a routine whether you are a foreigner living temporarily or permanently in Shenzhen. Based on the visa that you may have, there might be a need […]

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Getting To Know Shenzhen

Shenzhen is in the top ten cities for international tourism on the Euromonitor top 100 city destinations ranking list staying at #9. It is a new and energetic city which soon became travelers’ best-in-class embodiment of their values and interests. Economic, political environment, public transportation and etc. have been intensively improved over the past few years. If you want to get […]

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Find The Soul Of The City Hidden In Café

If you are searching for the soul of a city, you can find it hidden in a café. No matter how big a city is, if it is without cafés, then it is like a tree that is hollow at its core. There is a void in its heart. A café is the meeting point […]

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Shenzhen #9 in the top cities for tourists in 2017

Shenzhen continues to be in the top ten cities for international tourism on the Euromonitor top 100 city destinations ranking list staying at #9. Around 12.6 million international tourists visited Shenzhen in 2017. According to the report the number of tourists to Shenzhen is set to increase to 15.3 million in 2020 and 20.5 million in […]

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Hiking weekend getaways in Hong Kong

Group hiking in Hong Kong a way to relax and mingle When you have exhausted your list of things to do in Shenzhen and finally get to take off time from work for a long-overdue weekend getaway, you’ll want to savor every last minute of it by hiking. For nature lovers living in Shenzhen, there […]

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Transporting Money Across Hong Kong Borders: What Are the Legal Limits?

Find out limits on how much cash you can bring into Hong Kong