Shenzhen is located in the south of China, near Hong Kong. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the country. The population of the modern metropolis is more than 10 million people. Given that the city was founded in 1979, this fact seems really amazing. The first settlements appeared on the site of Shenzhen much earlier, in the 3rd century. For a long time, these places had been home to the Baiyue people who were known as great fishermen.
Amazing theme parks deserve priority attention among the main attractions of the industrial city. The most interesting and picturesque one is the Splendid China Park. Its visitors can see … Open
Over time, the gracious region attracted Chinese colonists also engaged in fishing who discovered rich salt deposits on the banks of the Pearl river
. It is noteworthy that many salt deposits developed more than 1,500 years ago are actively used even today. At the beginning of the 20th century, the large Bao'an County occupied an area of the present metropolis. It is hard to imagine that the population of these places was just about 30,000 people in the 1970s.
In 1979, Deng Xiaoping chose Shenzhen as the location of the new economic zone as part of large-scale economic reforms. Every year, more and more industrial zones appeared in the city, and the number of its residents grew rapidly. In 1999, the modern city first held a very important event - China Hi-Tech Fair. Since then it has been a permanent venue for the event. Besides large industrial centers, the modern city also accommodates cultural complexes of world importance, as well as first-class shopping and entertainment complexes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The megacity's developed infrastructure attracts both business travelers and curious tourists who want to get acquainted with the local culture and appreciate all the beauty of sights presented in Shenzhen. Despite the fact that the city has the status of one of the country's largest industrial centers, it is not deprived of a rich cultural heritage. Distinctive features of the metropolis include a huge number of beautiful parks.
One of the main symbols of the city is the beautiful China Folk Culture Village and Splendid China Park (Splendid China & Folk Culture Village), which together form a single large-scale and incredibly beautiful theme complex. The Window of The World Park offering its guests incredibly interesting and informative walks is extremely popular among visitors to the city. Another important symbol of Shenzhen is beautiful skyscrapers, including the highest one - the Kingkey 100. The 442-meter-tall building has as many as 100 floors.
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The stylish metropolis is sure to impress adherents of gastronomic tourism who have the opportunity to get acquainted with an absolutely unique culinary direction. The local cuisine is an original mix of classical Cantonese traditions and typical trends of nearby Hong Kong. Each national restaurant is ready to offer visitors a chic selection of seafood dishes, as well as poultry and pork cooked in various ways. One of the most popular national treats is "Sungang duck", and exotic lovers are recommended to visit the picturesque Leyuan Road also known as "Seafood Street". Shenzhen is an incredibly beautiful and fascinating city of contrasts where stylish skyscrapers border on vast park areas, and the rich rhythm of life is imbued with a unique harmony.
Fans of shopping will never feel bored in Shenzhen. The city is incredibly rich in various shopping centers, shops, and markets. Many of these shops are open not far from the main railway station. It is a great place to purchase locally produced textile. The fabric is of a high quality, but it is inexpensive at local shops. Besides that, there are many shops that sell electronics in Shenzhen, so vacationers will have no problem finding modern gadgets. However, experienced travelers recommend paying attention to the quality of items and purchase electronics only at large shops that specialize in selling electronic appliances.
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The city is also famous for its International Commercial Market that offers goods from different countries of the world. It is a great place to shop for new outfits, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and perfumes. Dongjie is one more shopping center that has become a true landmark of the city. It attracts numerous visitors not only with a variety of items for sale but also with its gorgeous design. Inside, the shopping center has a fabulous wooden design, many elements of which are handmade. In order to purchase national delicacies, consider visiting Longgang Street that is famous for its dried seafood and unusual goods.
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