Shenzhen Off The Beaten Path

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    Bus ride to Shenzhen

    by cal6060 Written Oct 10, 2013

    It was the bus ride from Kaiping to Shenzhen. If you search on google maps, the roads between the destinations are built to cross many rivers and ocean. It was a scenic ride as you could see small islands, villages by the rivers, buffaloes working in a paddy field, clear sky and etc.

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    Grilled food stall in front of Green Oasis Hotel

    by Jeanling Updated Jun 3, 2013

    There was a grill stall that opened for supper just in front of the convenient store beside the Green Oasis Hotel, we love the food there!!! They had a variety of vegetables, seafood to choose from, not to mention chicken, pork and offal too. The grilled food are served with hot and numbing pepper and spices - be sure not to miss this if you are hot and spicy food lover like us!! One of the specialty dish was steam fish with garlic and spring onion.

    We saw many locals coming for supper at night at the stalls. The stall owners don't sell drinks but one can conveniently choose what drink he or she wants from the convenience store opposite the stall. Food are served on small low table with patrons sitting on small stools. The grill food goes well with local beer :)

    Food to choose from Oyster with chili and garlic Stall owners grilling the food Grilled shitake mushroom This was how it looked like when we were done...
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    Queen Spa & Dining

    by cal6060 Updated Jan 20, 2013

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    This is a huge Spa & Dining facility in Shenzhen. First, when you enter the facility, someone will greet you and take you to the locker area. It starts with the huge public SPA pool, Male rubbing area, showers, sauna and steam room on level B1. After a shower, a staff will give you a pyjamas so you can continue to enjoy the facilities on other levels including massages, aroma therapy, movie hall, rest lobby with private tv set, internet, restaurant, Karaoke, and sleeping booth.

    The admission to this 40,000sqm leasure space and 3000sq m spa and message pool is only cost you RMB98 (24 hours) includes the use of SPA pool, unlimited fruits and one drink, movie and football bar, shuttle bus service, Male and Female Sleeping area. If you spend more than RMB168 in their restaurant, or message service, or other expenses, the RMB98 will be waive. ( except entrance fee, tips, service fee, Wellsoon expenses, robe fee, bathrobe fee, top-up card fee, laundry expensive, business center fee ans so on).

    Tips on recommedation:

    Any body massages (45 minutes) - RMB 20-30 each.

    Full body massages (90 minutes) - RMB 30-100 each

    Chinese traditional massages (90 minutes) - RMB 50-200 each.

    They also provide small luggage storage service.

    They have free shuttle from Luo Hu Port (9:00-24:00) or Huang Gang Port (12:00-5:00). Please call 82253888 (24 hours); Luo Hu Port (13684977874) / Huang Gang Port (13528443880).

    Check out Queen SPA & Dinning Website for more information.

    Address: B1/F-4/F Golden Metropolis Bldg, Chunfeng Road, Luohu, Shenzhen.

    Queen Spa & Dinning
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    Xiaomeisha Beach

    by view.finder Updated Dec 28, 2011

    I'd imagine most people living in the busy and cosmo Shenzhen don't get out of the city much and are so taken in by all the shopping. I had the pleasure of staying in Dameisha for four days over Christmas and a short bus ride (RMB2) or walk over the hills will take you to the smaller resort of Xiaomeisha. Situated about 20km from the city centre, it's about an hour's bus ride and easy to combine the two resorts in one walk. Literal translation, er... "little beautiful beach". There is an Ocean World sealife centre and some beach activities which I'd imagine are booming in summer, like at Dameisha. In late December however, these places were all but deserted.

    From January 1st the city will be linked up to a bicycle scheme (something like Hangzhou) where transport between areas all over will be much more easier and accessible. These places are going to grow and grow in popularity so get there now! At Xiaomeisha we were required to pay RMB25 to walk along the beach back towards Dameisha. The coastal path was not yet finished, despite futile attempts to trespass, the pretty walk wasn't quite ready but there were some large dramatic rocks from which to sit and look out and it was GREAT to be there was nobody. This is a very rare opportunity in a most parts of this country. After less than an hour, it was time to catch the bus back and instead of a planned half day on the beaches and coastal paths, we headed back to the city via the 103 bus route and headed to Futian where the brilliant Shenzehn Museum was on hand to entertain. (see: Things To Do).

    With regards to the entrance fee, the same kind of scenes can be found at Dameisha just around the corner if you are not up for the extra distance.

    Bus route: 103 or 103B from Dongmen
    Dongmen (东门 / pinyin: dōngmén)

    The palm trees at Xiaomeisha Zip Line [RMB35] off-season Entrance to this beach is RMB25 It is quiet
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    Wu Tong Shan /Mt. Wutong

    by THLIN Written Nov 15, 2009

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    This is a very popular place if you want to seek natural scene in Shenzhen.
    In the weekend, you will find a lot of local come here to have a walk from the bottom of the mountain to the top. It is very challenging if you do not exercise regularly since the mountain trek is rather steep. However, this is the best place if you wish to seek natural scenery in an industrial city like Shenzhen.

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    Li Zhi Park(Lychee Park)

    by THLIN Written Apr 20, 2008

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    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.

    This is it!!! entrance This reminds me of my NTU Dancers Calligraphy

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    No Man's Land

    by RoyJava Updated Feb 9, 2008

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    Used by soldiers the term "No Man's Land" originally got out of war time. It described some land area between 2 opposing positions.

    For now "No Man's Land" is the land area between 2 borderlands, too. Usually it is just a few metres, though can be also kilometres long. Like between Shenzhen and Hongkong, or Zhuhai and Macau ...

    My idea of "No Man's Land" used to be an area of briny, brackish ground where people did not dare to walk.

    Out of the hotel window we could see the "No Man's Land" of Shenzhen and Hongkong. Some gorgeous green land ... just beautiful!

    Only to be seen by people travelling out of Hongkong, or to Hongkong

    In a few years there will be no border anymore here ...

    no-mans-land-shenzhen
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    RMB - YUAN

    by RoyJava Updated Feb 7, 2008

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    Maybe it is some confusing but the official currency in Shenzhen and China is RMB.

    That is the Ren Min Bi, known as the "People's Money" or "People's Currency".

    The base unit for the RMB is the YUAN or the YUAN Dollar ...

    ... in China you have next to the YUAN Dollar the currency of Fen cent and Jiao dime, too.

    ... still confusing huh?

    Well, I mostly heard the costs in YUAN's and got my Foreign Currency Change in ... YUAN'S.

    1 EUR = 10,3314 CNY
    1 Chinese yuan = 0.139187 U.S. dollars

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    Once A Fishing Village

    by RoyJava Updated Feb 7, 2008

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    Once a fishing village Shenzhen now-adays has fishing grounds more inland. We watched these when driving by bus from ZhuHai to Shenzhen. A lot of rivers bring a lot of freshwater to these fishing grounds.

    It was told the sweet water fish here, like the mandarin fish, is a wonderful product for Hongkong. The fish farms got concerned when malachite green was found in these mandarin fishes. Still a problem ... let's hope it will become better for the fish farms.

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    Soviet Anti-Nazi Propaganda Posters

    by bpacker Updated Jan 21, 2008

    Shen Zhen is probably the last place you expect to find antique Anti-Third Reich posters. But here it is, on in the vast shell of the aircraft carrier shell in Shen Zhen. The stark ink drawings caught my attention since its wit and simplicity spoke volumes.

    Where: Minsk World, Dapeng Bay, Shatoujiao, Shenzhen, China.
    Admission Fee: 120RMB

    Hitler in Napoleon's Shadows

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    Video Addicts Alert: Real Life Plans in ShenZhen

    by bpacker Updated Jan 21, 2008

    If you're a hopeless video game addict, you should recognise this fighter jet. The MiG-23 appeared in Command & Conquer: Red Alert video game and in real life, it appears on board the aircraft carrier at Minsk World, Shen Zhen.

    Where: Minsk World, Dapeng Bay, Shatoujiao, Shenzhen, China.
    Admission Fee: 120RMB

    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23, Minsk World

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  • Hot Spring

    by defiant.sky Written Aug 19, 2007

    Shiyan Hotspring resort. Cant really find much infor on it online. Its a 3start hotel, which I highly suspect who gave it ratings. Last wrote that it has the horse-riding facilities which it no longer have. It does still have the hot spring, 7 pools in all, including interesting pool in pool spring, wine pool, milk pool, hot/cold pool.

    Its located far far far from the train station. Took ard 1-2hrs to travel there by cab...so Just tell the cab driver wanna go Shi Yan Resort...Its very very far~

    They open til 11pm or 12am, but they will start closing all the lights by like 10plus...not too friendly. But its a...erm....Yay-place for the guys...the brochures they included in the hotel room is so... (>.)..it shows ladies wearing skirt and low cut dresses massaging guys on bed...

    Its more of the places for locals I guess, cos they were all so surprised when we turned up. Btw, the hotel, 3 star resort...has NO lift. There were however mahjong in the little living room. Water has a metal taste, and the aircon is so hot I woke up in the middle of the nite sweating. :(

    Overall, not a good experience, cos I m nt there for their 'special service', though the hot spring is enjoyable...

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    Lianhuashan Park

    by cal6060 Updated Aug 16, 2006

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    You can take the metro to siou nian guon station, the last stop to the north. When you get off the station, you will see a mordern buildind that is siou nian guon ( Youth palace). After you visit the youth palace, you will see the kite Square across the street. And the Guanshanyue Art Center is on you right. It is a very beautiful green park with laychee trees, rivers, birds, and etc. Then you can find the trail to walk up hill to see the status of president Tang Siau Ping. You will be amazed by the view from the hill that you will be able to see the 180 degree view of Shezhen city.

    Youth Palace Lake in Lianhuashan Park President Tang Sity View
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    To get away from the City

    by DreamingJosipa Updated Aug 19, 2004

    Maybe you would say it is too busy and noisy in Shenzhen, how about have a break? Sanzhoutian is a nice place to visit. It is not far from the central city (40 mins drive), a rare peaceful place to hike and breath surrounded by beautiful hills and lake. Not much people go there to spend their weekend.
    There are several restaurants inside of it, you could taste the wild chicken there.
    Please bring your ID card in hand, there would be two or three Jiefangjun(Army?) besides the gate.

    My Mam
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    Research labs

    by shivan Updated Sep 7, 2003

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    These are us in the research lab, dressed like penguins...

    We were visitng that office that afternoon and the first impression was that of an office made for visitors. There was an exposition area, anyway, and a guy explaining that had a terrible english. We understood almost nothing

    penguins in China

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