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 the city.  That is due to its convenient central location, its abundant greenery, its serene nature, and its beautiful flora and fauna.  Some of the attractions here include the kite square and peach grove.

Flora and Fauna on display
Colour everywhere in this park

It also offers a sensational view of the civic center and downtown Shenzhen below you from a viewing platform that requires a short hike. 

View by day
View by night

 You can also visit ‘Deng Xiaoping’ the founder of modern Shenzhen and a hero to the city, his statue stands tall at the peak of the hill, striding forward confidently into the future.  Getting to the top is easy enough and takes around a 15-minute hike.  You can use multiple paths to get here, simply ‘head up’ and you’ll get there. 

Deng Xiaoping statue

This is a popular spot for a family day out, because of the large areas of grass many families come here with tents, hammocks and picnics whilst also using the wide-open spaces to play sports.  On any Saturday or Sunday, you will see many happy people here, usually, 3 generations all enjoying the fresh air and nature.  

Wide open spaces for picnics and kite flying
Nice pond area to explore

After you have finished in the park, there are many options available to you.  You can go to Upper Hills, a large shopping and office complex which is connected to the park via a large Arial footbridge.  Upper Hills has many food and drink options to choose from, as well as lots of shopping options.

Upper Hills mall
Nice architecture around the park

You can also walk from the park to the CBD area, and visit Civic Center, Shenzhen Library, Book City, the MOCAP and more. 

Lianhuashan Park is a good choice for a morning, lunch time or weekend visit, and I’m sure when you visit you will be back time and time again.

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Directions

Lianhuashan Park, 6026 Hongli Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 深圳市福田区红荔路6030号莲花山公园

By Metro: Childrens Palace metro station Exit F

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