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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.

Geographical Position

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 Food

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 Shopping

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

Shenzhen Nightlife

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.
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Tips & articles

Shenzhen Minsk Aircraft Carrier World Shenzhen Minsk Aircraft Carrier World is a military themed amusement park with a former soviet warship at its center. The aircraft carrier stands at the heart of the park at ten meters wide and ninety meters long and is ...Read More
Covering an area of 480,000 m , Window to the World is a fantastic replica park located in the western part of Shenzhen city and adjacent to the Splendid China and China Folk Cultural Villages. The theme park is renowned for its marvellous sights and sites ...Read More
Shenzhen Safari Park is the first open-ended zoo in China, located on the bank of the picturesque Xili Lake. Occupying an area of 1,200,000 m , this magical park is renowned for its kiwi birds and beasts, its quiet and elegant environment as well as the quite ...Read More

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by Caradoc 2011-05-23
Shenzhen East Overseas Chinese Town is a great ecological resort located at Dameisha of Shenzhen city. Covering an area of 9 square kilometers, the Town is providing great mountain views and natural scenery, with aims of providing visitors an opportunity to escape from the bustle of city life and return to the nature. The Tea Stream Valley or Chaxi Valley is ...
by Aba 2011-05-23
Shenzhen Splendid China Shenzhen Splendid China is an attraction that minifies landscape of Chinese History, ancient architecture and folk customs. The scale models are in the main in a ratio of 1:15 and the exhibits are positioned to replicate their geographical locations. Nearly 100 tourist spots around China are replicated in this theme park under the ...
by Dattatreya 2011-05-23
Introduce The tablet of Wei Dynasty of Tianzhushan, it is a Chinese calligraphy art rarity, one of the Key Cultural Relic Unit under State Protection which the country announces firsts, on Tianzhushan of right of Daze Mount of market of Pingdu. Tianzhushan, look from afar fatherless the intersection of peak and show stand erect, high to preceded clouds star, ...