Shenzhen Travel Guide
Shenzhen is located between 113.46 and 114.37 east longitude,and between 22.27and 22.52 north latitude. It is in the South of Guangdong Province and to the south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Shenzhen is demarcated from Hong Kong by the Shenzhen River in the South, and is bordered by Dongguan and Huizhou to the north. Its sea is part of the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is a natural port city with Daya Bay in the east and the Lingding Sea to the west.
Shenzhen has a subtropical maritime climate with plenty of rain and sunshine. It is never blazingly hot in the summer and the season can last for as long as six months. It is mild in spring, autumn and winter. It is not very cold in winter. The annual average temperature is 22.4, with the highest temperature being 36.6 and the lowest 1.4. The year's frost-free period can be as long as 355 days. The rainy season lasts from May to September. Annual average rainfall is 1,933.3 mm. Typhoons usually occur in summer and autumn, luckily most typhoons are obstructed by mountains. Only about once in every two years, on average, is the urban area hit directly by a typhoon.
The total area of Shenzhen is 1948.69 square kilometers. The size of the Special Economic Zone is 391.71 square kilometers. Shenzhen is mainly undulating with an occasional plain tableland, declining from the southeast to the northwest. The western part of Shenzhen comprises coastal plains. Mount Wutong, with an altitude of 943.7m, is the city's highest peak.
Shenzhen started to receive immigrants at the end of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1179). when Shenzhen City was established, there were only 31.41 natives, most of them Hakkas.
By the end of 2001, permanent resident population in Shenzhen totaled 4.67 million, including some 2.558 million living within the Special Economic Zone, average age was less than 30. the "New Immigrants"are from throughout the country and account for 90 percent of Shenzhen's population.
Shenzhen is a typical immigrant city. So you can find cuisines of many other cities of China here. Additionally, Thai cuisine, Vietnam cuisine, Japanese cuisine, Indonesian Cuisine and many other Western-style fast-foods are all available in Shenzhen. read more
Shenzhen, a modern and prosperous metropolis, offers tourists a great shopping opportunity. There are some best choices for you, such as fashionable and reasonable clothing, jewelry, seafood, electrical appliance, digital products and furniture. read more
A night stroll in Shenzhen Square would provide you the chance to appreciate some folk songs and dances. Besides, you can also play some sports like bowling, ping pong and tennis in some clubs, which is absolutely a healthy method to keep fit. read more
Shenzhen Travel Tips
China Highlights provides you information on how to plan a trip to Shenzhen, what you should be aware of in Shenzhen, including currency exchange, hospitals and churches. read more
Notice: No Free Toiletries at Guangdong Hotels from April 1, 2010
- From April 1, 2010, star-rating hotels in Guangdong will stop sending free disposable toiletries to guest rooms, and toiletries are only supplied upon request by guests.
- After October 1, 2010, guests need to pay for using disposable toiletries.
- 3-Days Essence of Shenzhen Tour From: $351
Hi Sam, we can help arrange the tour as well as the 144hr Convenient visa which allows you to stay in Shenzhen for a maximum of 6 days.Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-03-22
Hi Noreen, you can apply it from the visa office of China embassy/consulate-general in the country where you stay. Check out China embassy/consulate informationWhitney Liao Replied on 2013-03-14
- Chinese Name: 深圳
- Chinese Pinyin: shēn zhèn
- Location: South of China
- Latitude: 22° 62' N
- Longitude : 114° 07' E
- Elevation:95 M (312 FT)
- Time Zone : (UTC+8)
- Area Code: 0755
- Population: 8.8 million