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Barbershop in Shenzhen

Where Can I get a good haircut?  That’s one of the things I asked when I arrived in Shenzhen, and I still see this asked almost every day in one WeChat group or another.  And it’s an important question! People take their hair very seriously; they want to make sure they don’t leave the barbers […]

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Coffee Family

Cute Pig Cafe in Shenzhen

An animal coffee shop is not a new concept, in Shenzhen or any other place.  In fact, Shenzhen has several of these, some of them well worth visiting.  But ‘Pig Café 猪廊咖啡馆 (Zhulang Kafei Guan) is a new style of coffee shop to hit this city.  The idea is the same as a cat café, […]

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Bakeries Food & Beverage

Chickadee Bakery – More Than Just Bread

Where can I get good quality bread?  A common question in the Shenzhen F&B scene, and rightly so, because there is not an abundance of choice in the city.  Most supermarkets bought bread here is too sweet for most tastes, and doesn’t have the variety of an artisanal bakery back home.  But now look no […]

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Parks

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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outdoor Parks

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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outdoor Parks

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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Coffee Food & Beverage Restaurants

Cena Restaurant & Cafe

Cena is located in the popular neighborhood of Shuiwei, an area known for its F&B, Cena fits right in among them. In a prime location, a short hop from the metro this small but welcoming venue should be added to your rotation of dining choices.  With indoor and outdoor seating of 25-30 this can cater […]

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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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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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Nightlife

An Essential Guide To EDM Clubs in Shenzhen

An Essential Guide To EDM Clubs in Shenzhen Nothing gets the heart racing like an EDM club. The lights, the people, the atmosphere, and of course, the music. It’s quite an incomparable experience. Shenzhen is a huge city that has adopted the ethos of ‘work hard, play hard’ with some enthusiasm. There’s certainly no shortage […]

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2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition Dazzles & Delights

2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition The Shenzhen comedy scene has been going from strength to strength and that was never more apparent than at the ‘2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition’ hosted by Take Out Comedy.  Held over 3 days from Friday June 28 until Sunday June 30, this was a battle of the goliaths from […]

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Sports

Color Snow: A Place To Ski & Snowboard Plus More

It’s not much fun being in Shenzhen if you love to ski or snowboard. After all, we are unlikely to ever get frost, let alone some snow. A new indoor venue that has opened in Nanshan, however, offers snow sports enthusiasts a much needed place to go. Before getting carried away, we should clarify this […]

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Hotels

Make it an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with InterContinental Shenzhen

Valentine’s Day is a time to show the one you love how much you care for them. It’s a time for sharing the most luxurious gifts, enjoying romantic dinners by candlelight, and for making bold declarations of love. For many, it can be hard to find the perfect way to express their love. Fortunately, InterContinental […]

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activities Restaurants

The Pizza Factory: Build Your Own Pizza With Unlimited Toppings

With so many pizza places in town, it can be hard to stand out. The Pizza Factory, however, have come along with a concept that is going to shake up the game. It’s simple, really. You get to build your own pizza. Not only that, but you can choose as many toppings as you like. […]

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Nightlife

Enjoy Your Whiskey In Style At Unicorn Bar

So there you are. Sat out on the decking, laid back on the cushioned sofa. In your hand rests a tumbler of single malt. It’s a Macallan and you slip it slow out of appreciation to the 25 years it took to make. On the table before you is a platter of Gorgonzola and Gouda, […]

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Good News For Startups As WeWork Comes To Shenzhen

Shenzhen’s startup revolution is set to continue to with the announcement that WeWork will unveil a workspace at the start of September. The American company built its success on providing shared workspaces for freelancers and startups and has spread to 283 locations situated across 75 cities around the world. Now, WeWork has targeted China as […]

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Nightlife Restaurants

Mexican Food Like You’ve Never Experienced Before At Bésame Mucho

Mexican cuisine is one of the most loved foods in the world, and it’s not hard to see why there are so many restaurants now. As popular as these places are, outside of Mexico, they rarely truly represent what Mexican cuisine is. There are so many more ingredients, shapes, flavors, and colors. By looking deeper, […]