Li Zhi Park(Lychee Park)
If there is a Central Park in New York, Botanic Garden in Singapore, and Da-an Park in Taipei, there must have been a very important park in ShenZhen. Well, this is it...Li Zhi Park. This park locates in downtown ShenZhen, visitors can easily find it either by metro or bus. If you are taking metro, please take to Da-ju-yuan station and get off at exit B. In the park you can see and make real contact with the locals. I hardly feel so relaxed when I am here, most probably because I work here.
There are many sections in the park, the huge lake, even though it's horribly dirty, visitor can rent a boat and ride on it; there are chess area, you can see people playing Chinese chess; there is a corner for music, even the area is like a place filled with cacophony, but you will still like it, since every performer tries hard to cathch your eyes.
Although I am from Taiwan, but I still respect President Deng Xiao Ping, who was former leader of mainland China and passed away more than a decade ago. He, who led the transformation of Chinese Communist Party and reform the nation, prooved that he is a real statesman. There is a board to memorise him.
ShenZhen Airport to HK via Ferry
If you're short on time and high on cash, then take the most costly transport to HK - the turbo jet ferry@Fuyong Terminal . Taking the ferry means you won't have to:
1)sit beside a maniac for one hour on the bus from the airport to the customs,
2) tear your hair out by lining up at the LuoHu customs
3)share a seat with a fat lady inside the KCR for yet another one hour ride to downtown HK.
The turbo jet ferry can accomodate about 400 people at a time and it won't get caught in traffic. So if you're keen, get your ticket directly outside the departure gates, ride a 5min bus to Fuyong terminal and hop unto to the vessel. You'll be in Kowloon sipping on dahjeerling at the Peninsula before you know it.
Note:The Ferry goes to Macau/Kowloon and HK Airport. Get your tix from the counter outside of the departure gates.
SZ->HK (Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Sheung Wan)HK$185
SZ->Kowloon (China (HK) Ferry Terminal, Tsimshatsui) HK$185
cheap buddhist vegetarian restaurant
Nothing beats this Chinese vegetarian restaurant in terms of food taste, price and location. It's a small no nonsense restaurant which focuses on food quality and service. They have a picture menu so it's easy to order if you're a non-Chinese speaker. Food is brought to you fast, even when the restaurant is full with diners. Everything we've tried has been very satisfactory. Mock roast pepper beef, mock lemon chicken and mock kebabs
little bit of art and culture
put a little bit of art and culture in your travel in shenzhen. drop by the shenzhen grand theatre. check out what shows are going on. when we went there, the beijing opera was performing and we had a grand time.
Living in Shenzhen
> Hi from the east.
> First of all I love China, it is just so different from all the places I
> have been before.
> Shenzhen on the other hand's aim is to become a mini Hong Kong. Very
> metropolitan. Lots of shopping, big businesses and loads of people.
> Have a look at Shenzhenparty.com you'll be able to meet lots of
> foreigners working in Shenzen. There are also lots of bars and pubs
> mentioned. One you should really check out is
> U-bar. Pumping on a friday night. Me, myself I live and work in Shekou,
> which is a suburb about 30 min by taxi. There are loads of foreigners
> living on this side also with foreign restaurants and pubs.
> China takes a bit getting
> used to at first but I am sure you will get the hang of it real soon. Just
> be openminded and take it as it comes.