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Shenzhen International Garden and Flower Expo Park  Run down Relic or Hidden Charm?

Shenzhen Garden and Expo Park or Yuanboyuan (深圳国际园林花卉博览园) is an old park in the Futian district that a lot of readers may not have heard of before.  Now this may not be as large or clean as Lianhuashan Park, or have the views provided by Bijiashan Park or even be as green as Central Park, […]

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Killer views from Kong Cafe

Shenzhen has no shortage of coffee shops, in fact they are on every corner and in every shopping mall. There are so many it can be difficult to choose.  ‘Kong’ is part of the growing trend in Shenzhen of high floor cafes situated in office buildings.  One of the first to open this way Kong […]

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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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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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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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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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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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K1 Speed: World-Class and Environmentally Friendly Go-Karting in Shekou

When it comes to fun things to do on the weekend, few things are more exhilarating than speeding around a track in a go-kart trying to beat your friends. With the opening of K1 Speed in PW Town, you can now get your fix of adrenaline rush here in Shekou. Spread out over two floors […]

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Sports

Shenzhen Celts Gaelic Football Club – The Finest GAA & Social Club in South China!

Shenzhen Celts Gaelic Football Club – The Finest GAA & Social Club in South China! Overview Formed in 2004, the Shenzhen Celts have been a mainstay of the Asian Gaelic Football scene, competing in and winning many Chinese and Asian competitions. The club has both a Men’s and Women’s team, who regularly compete against our […]

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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 […]