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Things To Do In Shenzhen, What To Do In 1 Day [VIDEO]

If you’re short on time and looking for things to do in Shenzhen, you’ve come to the right spot.

Shenzhen is a great city and many travelers use it as a gateway to other parts of China.

It’s without question one of China’s wealthiest cities. With its Special Economic Zone (SEZ) it attracts a nice blend of entrepreneurs, investors, and a wide variety of migrant workers to its front door.

Positioned in Guangdong Province neighboring Hong Kong, it’s a short trip to the once British-ruled city and 62 miles from Guangzhou, the third largest city in China.

Shenzhen is also on UNESCO’s Creative Cities list and it has a thriving indie-music and nightclub scene as well, making it a great destination for music-loving night owls.

You’ll also find charming theme parks, including, wacky miniature landmarks that will definitely leave a lasting impression.

Your trip to Shenzhen is incomplete without enjoying these classic things to do. Watch our video below and find out how you can enjoy the best of Shenzhen in 1 day.

Things To Do In Shenzhen Transcript
Shenzhen is a city known for its magnetic nightlife and zany miniature theme parks.

It is a main financial city in Guangdong province China with Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the headquarters of numerous homegrown multinational high-tech enterprises.

It’s without question one of the richest cities in the country and it has a vibrant club culture and indie-music scene. It is close to Hong Kong and to the west of the Pearl River.

In 1980, it was designated China’s first Special Economic Zone (SEZ), making it a more attractive city for foreign and home business than the rest of mainland China. With a spike in foreign investment, Shenzhen has become one of the countries most valuable cities, building the reputation of not only being a popular destination for tourist but for being China’s own front porch. Short on time in Shenzhen? Here is what you could do in 1 day!

Start your day with a visit to Splendid China, a comprehensive miniature scenery park that features the most important attractions of the country.

If Google Maps could materialize into matter; this would be it, with a sculpture’s twist of course. You’ll find over 100 miniatures of famous sites from around China and over 50, 000 clay figurines plotted along for anyone to check out. The park presents the vivid history, rich culture, ancient architecture, ethnic art and folk customs.

It also features rides and trains that visitors can take advantage of; making it easier to see the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Three Gorges Dam, Potala Palace and the Terracotta Army in one day.

After, visit the China Folk Culture Village, which is a nearby the theme park. The 22 minorities with 25 unique villages are replicated at the ratio of 1:1.

From there you’ll uncover a breathtaking view of traditional houses, join in splendid festivals, taste their foods, dance and sing with them etc. The China Folk Culture Village is a special place with a vibrant atmosphere, you’ll certainly have very special feeling and unforgettable experience.

Lastly head to Dongmen Pedestrian Street for you to explore at your leisure. It’s the ideal spot for “bargain shopping”. From Chinese souvenirs to clothes and more, you can find just about anything.

What to take a tour of Shenzhen? Create a custom tour or check out all of our Sublime China tours featuring the beautiful city of Shenzhen.

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