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China Shenzhen City:
Shenzhen

General Information:
Shenzhen is a newly-built seaside city under the jurisdiction of Guangdong Province of China. Separated from Hong Kong by a river in the South, the city starts from Lingding sea of Pear River Estuary.

Geography:
Shenzhen faces the sea and is surrounded by mountains, higher in southeast, lower in northwest; they are mainly covered by hills with plains in the western area.

Climate:
Subtropical maritime climate; annual average sunshine of 2,120 hours

Restaurant:
Restaurants offer delicious Chinese cuisines from Canton and Dongbei as well as a western buffet.

Shenzhen Economy:
Early in 1979, Shenzhen city and surrounding Bao'an County were reorganized into a special district called the New Shenzhen Municipality. Local officials were empowered to conclude ioint equity business ventures with firms in Hong Kong and Macao, and could do so without seeking the prior approval of Beijing. Shenzhen could also issue visas directly to foreign businesspeople. In May 1980, about one?sixth of the area of Shenzhen Municipality (320 sq. km.; 123 sq. mi.) was declared a "special economic zone"?one of three in Guangdong Province. With respect to this new status, Shenzhen's primary asset may be said to be its proximity to Hong Kong. By 1983, overseas Chinese investment in the special economic zone amounted to over $500 million, about 60% of which was in property- related projects, with the remainder in export?oriented assembly and processing industries and agricultural production to increase the supply of foodstuffs to Hong Kong and Macao.
Since 1979, over 100 new economic projects have been started. These include garment factories, knitting mills, radio and automobile assembly plants, and a printing press. In one example a glove factory was established near the railway station. Its machinery, technicians, and foremen were sent from Hong Kong while the factory manager was assigned by China. Agricultural development projets focus on increasing the production of vegetables, lichees, citrus fruits, pineapples, and persimmons, and the expansion of hog, poultry, fish, oyster, and prawn breeding enterprises.

History:
Shenzhen has an history of 6,000 years; used to be a stationed place when Baiyue Tribe going to sea in ancient times; an important hub of water and land trade in Southern China; also a salt origin and famous for its perfume.

Arrive:
Shenzhen Airport is about 35 kilometers from downtown with 76 routes and flights connecting 41 major cities in the country. In addition, there are direct international flights to and from Bangkok, Singapore, and Jakarta. The Airport ranks No. 1 in the nation for its quality of services and No. 1 for it size.

Transport in Shenzhen:
Taxis are easy to hail from the street.

Shopping:
Shopping in the fast lane Beautiful clothes, fashionable decorations and glamorous people tempt me to spend a day shopping in the fast lane of Huaqiang Road North.

Shenzhen Attractive points:
Huangdi Tomb, the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, the Ming Tombs, and Dr. Sun Yet-sen's Mausoleum and many more. Emperors praying for good harvests, the wedding of Emperor Guang Xu, a memorial ceremony at Confucius Temple and the local conditions and customs of weddings and funerals are the scenes you won't forget. In the Comprehensive Service Area, you can have a taste of the delicious cuisines of Beijing, Sichuan, Jiangsu and Guangdong as well as traditional delicacies and snacks of other parts of the country. You can even enjoy the unmatched music of the State of Chu, performances of national songs and dances, demonstrations of making traditional articles of handicraft, and a world rare Cinerama. The endless array of beautiful handicrafts, antiques, herbs and tonics, famous local specialties as well as tourist souvenirs of Splendid China awaits your choice.
China Folk Culture Villages
Situated by the picturesque Shenzhen Bay and adjacent to "Splendid China", the village is a museum of China's 55 ethnic groups with their distinctive architecture, customs and exotic flavor.
Twenty-four life-size ethnic villages present various ethnic flavors from Beijing's courtyards and wooden archway to spectacular buildings of the Miao, Dong, Yao, Jingpo ethnic groups. From the wooded Banyans in Xishuangbanna to slender Suzhou bridges and mystery Lijiang houses, you can get a general idea about China's ethnic groups in just half a day.
Spectacular rocks and gushing waterfalls enhance the scenery. Visitors can participate in ethnic festive carnivals, observe the grandiose parade and taste ethnic delicacies as well.
World Square
Activities are usually held at the entrance of the World Square, which has a capacity of more than 10,000. Here stand six world-renowned statues. Around the Square there are 108 giant pillars of different styles, and a large relief on a wall of 2,000 square meters or so. What's more, there are six huge gates representing the birthplaces of the ancient civilizations. Wonderful performances are presented on the richly ornamented stage to satisfy all holidaymakers.
Erected amid the forest of the fragrant litchi, 50 more sculpted figures are exquisitely modelled on the celebrated statues in the world: the Monument to Johann Strauss, the Discus-Thrower, the Apollo, and the Thinker, etc.
International Street
International Street is mainly composed of the residential architecture of European, Asian and Islamic styles. Churches, markets and streets are merged together, forming a comprehensive service area, where tourists can sit and taste the delicious food of France, Italy, Australia, Russia, Japan, Thailand and Korea as well as German beer and Hawaii ice cream! You may choose a variety of handicrafts and souvenirs crafted with perfect skill from different countries.
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