Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Shenzhen

It only took Shenzhen 30 years to go from a little-known fishing village to an international metropolis. The expanding economy and countless opportunities attract people from all over the country to this young and dynamic city. With people flooding in, this tech hub has become a melting pot of various local cultures and the showcase of a younger China. Although Shenzhen doesn't have much historic heritage to speak of, it is certainly one of the most modern Chinese cities with great infrastructure.

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Overseas Chinese Town / 东部华侨城

Overseas Chinese Town is a cluster of scenic and entertaining spots, including, most notably, Shenzhen's 4 famous theme parks: Splendid China, Window of the World, Chinese Folk Culture Village, and Happy Valley. It is a perfect day-trip destination for families and groups of friends. Some of the highlights include the longest log flum ride in China, an all-glass transparent observation deck, as well as various kinds of scenic artificial gardens and architecture, some recreating original European buildings.
Adresse: OCT Tourist Park, Yantian District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8888 9888
Åpningstider: 9h30 - 17h30

Window Of The World / 世界之窗

The Window of the World is a microcosm of the world’s most famous landmarks. You can visit over 130 models including the Eiffel Tower, the pyramids, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and more, all in only one afternoon. A wide range of festivals is held here throughout the year, like the Beer Festival in the summer and Dance Festival in winter.
Adresse: 9037 Shennan Da Dao, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2660 8000
Åpningstider: 9h - 22h30

Wutong Mountain / 梧桐山

One of the most popular activities among locals is hiking the Wutong Mountain. You can choose different trails depending on your fitness level. It is a refreshing experience to see breathtaking views, extending as far as Hong Kong on a sunny day. There is also a botanical garden and the most prosperous temple in Shenzhen - Hongfa.
Adresse: Wutong Village, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2570 8918
Åpningstider: 6h - 18h

Splendid China Folk Village / 锦绣中华民俗村

This theme park with a scale map of China’s most famous landmarks covers 30 hectares. Xian’s terracotta army, Sichuan’s Leshan Buddha and of course the Great Wall are all here. It may give you a few more ideas of places to visit beyond the classic Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven of a China tour. Moreover, you can also get a to know various cultures and customs of all the 55 minority ethnic groups in China.
Adresse: 9003 Shennan Da Dao, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2660 2111
Åpningstider: 10h - 18h, 19h - 21h

Dapeng Fortress / 大鹏所城

The 600-year-old fortress, located approximately a 90 minute trip from Shenzhen centre, retains much of its original character including a walled military village and forts for protecting residents from pirates. In 2007, it was classified as UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Adresse: Dapeng Street, Dapeng New Disreict, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8235 7999
Åpningstider: 9h - 17h30

Mangrove Nature Reserve / 红树林自然保护区

Shenzhen Mangrove is a seaside park, which contains an ideal bird sanctuary and habitat for migratory birds along the East Asia-Australasia Flyway. The park is a popular spot among locals for enjoying the sea view, chatting and playing cards over the weekends,
Adresse: Haibin Da Dao, Fu Tian District, Shenzhen
Åpningstider: 24/7

Di Wang Building / 地王大厦

Taking the lift to the observation deck on the 68th floor will only take you 50 seconds. From there, you can get an impressive panorama of the ever-expanding city of Shenzhen on the one side, and glance at the view of Hong Kong on the other side. This used to be the highest building of Shenzhen and set a world record of construction speed with 2.5 days per floor. It serves as testament to the high-speed development of Shenzhen.
Adresse: 5002 Shennan Dong Dao, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8246 3789
Åpningstider: 8h30 - 23h30

Lizhi Park / 荔枝公园

Lizhi Park is relaxing space with lush green lawns and beautiful lakes. You can enjoy the amazing views by taking a boat along the lake. This is also a common gathering spot for cultural events held in Shenzhen. The park sees interest groups gather every weekend: you can find the English corner, traditional opera lovers' group, a Tai chi group and other kinds of organised thematic groups gather in this park.
Adresse: 1001 Hongling Zhong Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8209 5655
Åpningstider: 5h30 - 23h

Chung Ying Street / 中英街

This 250-metre long, 4-meter wide street is certainly one of the most interesting ways to cross from Hong Kong to Shekou town in Shenzhen. One side of the street literally belongs to Hong Kong, and the other to Mainland China. If you are interested in understanding the story behind, Chung Ying Street Historical Museum is here for you depicting its history. This is also an ideal place for shopping, for all the products here are tax-free. However, it is reported that this place has a lot of fake goods so it is advised to be careful when shopping. A specific entrance permit is needed which you can get at the entrance for 15 RMB.
Adresse: Chung Ying Street, Shatoujiao Village, Yantian District, Shenzhen
Åpningstider: 24/7

Shenzhen Museum / 深圳博物馆

Not only can you enjoy a multitude of calligraphy pieces, but also understand the brief history of Shenzhen by visiting varied exhibition halls, including Beginning of the City, Marine Economy, an Important Strategic Town on Coastal Defense and Ancient Immigration.
Adresse: Fuzhong Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8210 5369
Åpningstider: 10h - 18h

OCT Harbor / 欢乐海岸

OCT Harbour is an emerging hot spot for leisure, dining, and shopping. It consists of modern exhibitions, art galleries, shopping malls, an aquarium, an open-air theatre, an IMAX cinema, restaurants and an artificial beach. You can enjoy varied entertainment and the breathtaking view of of Shenzhen's skyline.
Adresse: 8 Baishi Dong Lu, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8612 2311
Åpningstider: 24/7

He Xiangning Art Museum / 何香凝美术馆

He Xiangning Art Museum was named after a highly regarded female painter. The central government constructed the art gallery to represent the traditions and culture of the Chinese people. The museum holds regular exhibitions displaying artwork by various contemporary artists.
Adresse: 9013 Shennan Da Dao, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2660 4540
Åpningstider: 9h30 - 17h, close every Monday

Dameisha Beach

Dameisha Beach is an exceptional beach, waters washing over it warm virtually all year round. You can also enjoy spectacular panoramic views of encircling mountains and Hong Kong from a distance. During the summer time, it’s a great place to enjoy swimming, horse riding, parasailing and other kinds of water sports.
Adresse: 33 Yanmei Rd, Shenzhen

Design Society

Located near the Shuiwantou Bay, Design Society is China's first center dedicated to culture and design. Working in collaboration with London's Victoria & Albert Museum, this art center aims to be not only a platform to showcase cutting edge design, but also to foster the thriving design scene in Southern China. The building in itself and its lush roof garden is already worth the trip.
Adresse: 1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2667 1187
Åpningstider: Open daily from 10h - 22h

Din Tai Fung / 鼎泰丰

Din Tai Fung is a restaurant chain originating in Taiwan, which now has multiple branches across Asia and beyond (albeit remains virtually unknown in the West). They are famous for their steamed dumplings (xiao long bao), which are some of the world's best. It was once named among the top ten restaurants in the world by The New York Times, and both branches in Hong Kong were distinguished by the Michelin Guide. The reputation speaks for itself and if you can only have one meal in Shenzhen, this should be the one.
Adresse: 1881 Baoan Nan Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2598 2779
Åpningstider: 11h - 21h

No.1, Guanhai Road / 观海路1号

No.1 Guanhai Road is a Neo Chinese Cuisine restaurant that sits on the top of the mountain and boasts a wonderful view of the sea. The food they serve is no worse than the view. Roast duck and spicy Mantis shrimp are must-tries.
Adresse: 1 Guanhai Rd, Nanshan, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2683 7999
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–10pm


Set in a stylish yet casual setting, the restaurant 1881 serves Northern Chinese and Sichuan specialities, including Beijing duck and shrimp in “Kong Bao style”. You will find this cosy and vibrant restaurant on the ground floor inside Grand Hyatt Hotel. There is also a wide selection of Chinese wine on the menu. Reservation is required if you want to order Beijing Duck.
Adresse: 1881 Baoan Nan Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2218 7338
Åpningstider: 11h - 14h, 17h - 22h

Phoenix House / 凤凰楼

Zao Cha has an important place in Cantonese people's life. It's like a fancy brunch that starts with a pot of tea and continues on with a selection of dozens of different dim sum, and it usually lasts for hours. Phoenix House is one of the best Cantonese restaurants in Shenzhen, located inside the Pavilion Hotel. They serve high-quality and authentic dim sum for morning tea (Zao Cha), such as steamed crystal shrimp dumplings and BBQ pork buns.
Adresse: 4002 Huaqiang Bei Lu, Fu Tian District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8207 6338
Åpningstider: 7h30 - 23h30

Dan Gui Xuan / 丹桂轩

A wide range of cuisines makes Dan Gui Xuan a desirable pause during a trip. You will be served with the traditional dim sum from shrimp dumplings to shumai with interesting variations. Their authentic Chinese cuisine including marinated herb chicken, sweet and sour pork and Beijing Duck with crisp skin will delight your journey.
Adresse: 5th Floor, Louhu Commercial City, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8232 3668
Åpningstider: 7h - 23h

Shigonghui Seafood Restaurant / 师公会海鲜酒家

This eatery is known to all the local seafood lovers. In this seaside restaurant, the freshest ingredients are cooked in the most simple way so that the natural flavours are preserved. Sea urchin with fried rice and steamed sea urchin with eggs are the most popular two.
Adresse: 8 Hai Xian Shi Jie, Longgang, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2520 0233

Dong Men Pedestrian Street / 东门小吃街

This vibrant food market will introduce you to spectacular and incredibly tasty snacks. Noisy, scent-laden and colourful, your best bet might be observing the locals and following suit. While some of the food like chicken feet will undoubtedly be out of your comfort zone, the more adventurous you are, the more you will enjoy. A foodie's delight!
Adresse: Dongmen Jie, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Åpningstider: most stands close at 10pm

Baia ResTaurAnt Bar Grill

Whether you are looking for a romantic or business dinner for a special occasion, Baia ResTaurAnt Bar Grill will be a good place to visit. Here you can indulge in authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a sophisticated and relaxed ambience.
Adresse: B301, Sea World, Gongye Er Lu, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2681 8836

Haidilao Hot Pot / 海底捞

Claimed to be one of the best hotpot restaurants in Shenzhen, it serves a wide range of fresh food, including beef, fish, crab, and loads of veggie options. This restaurant chain is renowned for its excellent service, such as performing Chinese dance and providing covers for all your belongings to protect from splashes.
Adresse: Fuhua San Lu, ZhuoYue ShiJi (卓越世纪) 4 Floor, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8238 0492
Åpningstider: Daily 9:30am–11pm

Donkey Bar / 驴吧

Donkey Bar is surrounded by plants and flowers, and is essentially a refurbished old industrial house. Both the cosy decor and the country-style indoor space make the place stand out in the area. Even though "bar" is in the name, the place is more of a café, and the signature drink is grapefruit tea.
Adresse: 5 Xiangshan Dong Jie, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2153 7600
Åpningstider: 9h - 24h

Black Stamps Jazz Coffee / 黑邮票爵士

Black Stamps Jazz Coffee is, as the name suggests, a jazz cafe. It's really more of a bar, however, one that plays live jazz music with the occasional blues and electro. It is popular among expats and is a nice place to relax and spend a cosy afternoon. Their signature drink is a Black Stamps Special.
Adresse: 134, Builiding A5, OCTLOFT, Wenchang Jie, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 775 8609 8585
Åpningstider: 9h30 - 24h30

Johandy coffee voyage

Johandy is a café studio that only makes hand-poured coffee. The place has quite a reputation in the business, for this is also a coffee bean roasting studio that caters to many cafés in Shenzhen. They have over 30 kinds of coffee beans and every month, they only sell the best 7 in the studio. If you want to have some high-quality coffee, this is the place to go.
Adresse: 1015, Honggui Building, Honggui Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8257 0209
Åpningstider: 10h - 22h

Seesaw Coffee

Seesaw is a café chain from Shanghai that serves great coffees. The brand is famous for having original cups and combinations full of creativity that are certain to make you smile. Some of the most interesting cups are Yirgacheffe & Tonic, milk tea covered with pop rocks, and milk ice cream ball with an espresso shot. They also have a rare kind of beans from the Yunnan Province of China that are worth trying.
Adresse: L1-17B, Laifushi, 2163, Nanhai Da Dai, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2692 6210
Åpningstider: 10h - 22h


Mix Coffee is another original creative café that mixes Chaoshan style street food and coffee. Not only that: you can have some authentic street food in the café, but they (in some cases) literally put some into the coffee! The most popular cup is Haishihua Coffee. Haishihua is a traditional Chaoshanese gelatinous dessert, which Mix Coffee uses in its iced coffee – you cannot find this combination anywhere else in the world.
Adresse: B005, Yufeng Buliding B, Shangbu Nan Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 182 1906 0152
Åpningstider: 8h30 - 19h

Triangle Coffee

Triangle Coffee is animal-friendly, so animal-friendly, in fact, that if you bring your canine friend along, you can get a 10 RMB discount. They also have self-roasted high-quality coffee beans, a common trend among Shenzhen's emerging hip cafes. What really makes it stand out, however, is that they have authentic Japanese Matcha, which isn't easy to come by.
Adresse: 2028-4, Wenjin Bei Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 135 1043 7632
Åpningstider: 8h - 21h30

The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit is a great hangout spot where you can enjoy a great variety of food and drinks including grazing, burgers, tex-mex, cocktails, shots, beer and juice. This is actually the longest established expatriate bar in China, founded in Shekou in1987. The place has also raised donations by holding charity events to help local orphanages, schools and various other charities.
Adresse: 1089-6 Wanghai Lu, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 16h - 1h. Sat - Sun 12h - 2h


Located inside The Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen, Curve is the perfect escape for refreshing drinks, light snacks as well as a relaxing nightcap with live jazz music in a sleek and modern atmosphere. The drink menu features a wide selection of cocktails including many of The Ritz-Carlton signature Martinis and Champagne cocktails.
Adresse: 1F, The Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen, No.116 Fuhua San Lu, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2222 2222
Åpningstider: 17h - 2h

V Pub

You will find this rare gem called V Bar at The Venice Hotel Shenzhen. It has a poolside location, a funky island-style cocktail bar and a fully acoustic stage facility for live music. The venue accommodates up to 600 people.
Adresse: 9026 Shen'nan Da Dao, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2693 6888

Club Viva

Another Club Viva but this one is located in Sea World, Shekou. The club has three floors where you can either dance, try new cocktails and snacks or play dart, pool or table football. There is also an elegant rooftop where you can enjoy a fresh drink and admire the beautiful view of the sea. The atmosphere is cool and vibrant.
Adresse: Sea World, Taizi Lu, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 137 1707 9499
Åpningstider: 20h - 4h

Black Stamps Jazz Coffee / 黑邮票爵士

Black Stamps Jazz Coffee is, as the name indicates, a Jazz Coffee. But it's more like a bar, and it has live jazz music and sometimes Blues and Electro. It is popular amongst the ex-pats and is a nice place to relax and spend a cosy afternoon. Their signature drink is a Black Stamps Special.
Adresse: 134, Builiding A5, OCTLOFT, Wenchang Jie, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 775 8609 8585

George and Dragon British Pub / 圣乔治西餐厅

Tucked behind the Taizi Hotel, George & Dragon British Pub is your good old British pub with an interesting selection of food, including Shepherds pie and chilli cheese hot dog, as well as draft beers. The hearty portions are served while you can enjoy them in a relaxed environment. They also have ales and whiskies imported from the UK that go well with the barbecue.
Adresse: 7 Taizi Rd, Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2669 8564
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–12am

Wanxiang Cheng / 万象城

Wanxiang Cheng is the biggest indoor shopping centre in Shenzhen. It has 6 floors and more than 300 independent shops and restaurants that cover a large selection from retail, catering, entertainment to culture and health.
Adresse: 1881 Baoan Nan Lu, Luohu District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8266 8266
Åpningstider: 10h - 22h

Dongmen Market / 东门步行街

Dongmen Market has long been one of Shenzhen's most popular clothes shopping places offering a great variety of clothing stores and street food. This used to be the gathering point of vendors and with the development of Shenzhen, it has now become one of the most popular market streets in China.
Adresse: Dongmen Middle Road, Luohu DIstrict, Shenzhen
Åpningstider: most stands close at 22h

COCO Park / 星河

COCO Park is a popular shopping as well as dining and leisure destination. A second Coco Park has opened in Longgang District of Shenzhen. Here, you can find everything from ladies' and men’s fashion to accessories, shoes, sports goods, Alfresco cafes and a cinema.
Adresse: FuHua SanLu, Futian District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8202 1111
Åpningstider: 10h - 22h30

Coastal City / 海岸城

This huge 7000 square meters shopping and leisure destination are located in downtown Nanshan District. The mall has three separate multi-floor buildings with retail shops selling good quality products, famous brands of women’s and men’s fashion, children stores, beauty care, gifts shops, lifestyle and electronics. In addition, Coastal City offers over 30 eating options of Western and Asian styles.
Adresse: Wenxin Wu Lu, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 8635 9898
Åpningstider: 10h - 22h

Garden City Center / 花园城市中心

Garden City Center is situated in Shekou, a sub-district of Nanshan and features a floor area of 70,000 sqm and around 100 shops with fashion, dining and entertainment. In addition, you will also find a cinema plus a gym here and of course lots of fashion.
Adresse: Nanhai Da Jie, Shekou District, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2667 2121
Åpningstider: 10h - 22h30

Passport / Visa

For citizens of the following countries, the visa is not requested for short term stays : - 90 days: Bosnia and Herzegovina, San Marino - 60 days: Mauritius - 30 days: Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Tonga, United Arab Emirates. - 15 days: Brunei, Japan, Singapore. Holders of passports issued by the following 49 countries do not require a visa for a 144-hour stay if they are transiting through Shenzhen Airport. However, passengers need to provide ticket showing their first destination, which should be outside China, nor could it be in the same country as the inbound flight. - All European Union citizens, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States. - Messengers who enter China by Shenzhen Airport or Jieyang Airport under transition condition cannot leave the area of Guangdong Province The 5-day visa on arrival is also issued at several land crossings from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, at Luohu, Huanggang, Shekou and Fuyong ports.

Internet Access and VPN in China

Due to the Internet policy of China, certain websites and applications are not accessible from the mainland, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google and more. Travellers are recommended to buy a VPN service in order to connect to these sites and apps. Giving that Google is banned in China, Google Maps might not be the most accurate and reliable source of information. Some local apps such as Baidu Maps and AutoNavi tend to work better than Google Maps.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Shenzhen is during autumn, from September to November, because this is when the weather and average temperatures are at their most pleasant. A series of celebrations and events are held each year in October. It is suggested to make reservations well before your trip to Shenzhen as the area is particularly busy during that period.


Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport was located about 35 km from downtown on the east bank of the estuary of Zhujiang River. There are several shuttle bus lines available, running between the airport and the downtown area. The hotline of the Shuttle Bus is 0755-27519861 or 0751-27519862. There is also the Airport Express bus which takes approximately 35 minutes to arrive in the city centre at Hualian Dasha. Taxi station is located the eastern side of the 2nd floor of Ground Transportation Center (GTC). The taxis in Shenzhen are divided into green, red and electric taxis; the red and electric taxis operate within the whole city while the green taxis are only allowed to operate outside the Special Economic Zone.
Adresse: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Shenzhen
Telefon: +86 755 2345 6789

Public Transport

Metro The Shenzhen Metro is modern, well-organized and cheap. Virtually all the major tourist destinations like Window on the World are covered by the metro. You can simply buy tickets via touchscreen ticket machines (Chinese and English) at the station. Most of the stations open at 06:30, and close at 23:00. Shenzhen’s metro fares vary depending on the length of the journey. Bus With nearly 500 bus lines and close to 10000 buses, Shenzhen has a well-developed city bus system. There are presently 3 large city bus companies in the city. They are the Shenzhen Bus Group Co., the City West Bus Company, and the City East Bus Company. The public buses normally have a ticket office on the bus and the officer will come around to collect ticket fees. Transit passes Transit passes are available in metro stations and are suitable for all transportation services except taxis. Minibus and bus fares cost from ¥2 to ¥10.
Billetter: Fares as of 2018


Taxis come in three denominations: red, green and yellow. Red taxis can go anywhere. Green taxis are only allowed outside the SEZ and yellow taxis only within the Shenzhen. Flag fall for taxis costs ¥12.50 (¥16 from 11 pm to 6 am), with a ¥4 fuel surcharge and ¥2.40 for every additional kilometre. Make sure the driver starts the meter. You can also use the taxi cab hailing service with WeChat or Alipay (like the Chinese version of Uber).


It is advised to visit pharmacy with a Chinese speaker or have your symptoms written in Chinese as it is not guaranteed that the shopkeeper can speak English. Shenzhen Accordance Pharmacy is a 24-hour pharmacy chain in Shenzhen. Tel: 0755 2587 5330 Most other pharmacies open from early in the morning to late evening. Futian District: 1. Badeng sub-branch 031 Address: Number 3 Building, 30 Honglingnan Lu, Futian District Tel: 0755 8224 4524 2. Fuxing sub-branch 025 Address: Ground floor, Fuhai Building, Fuxing Lu, Futian District Tel: 0755 8360 2717 Luohu District: 1. Caopu sub-branch 100 Address: 2048 Jindaotian Lu, Luohu District Tel: 0755 2567 1329 2. Fenghuang sub-branch 412 Address: 182 Fenghuang Lu, Luohu District Tel: 0755 2554 5418


China Post has many branches around Nanjing. Post boxes are relatively easy to locate and are dark green in colour.
Adresse: 3040 Jianshi Lu, Shenzhen
Åpningstider: 8h - 11h30, 13h30 - 15h, Mon. - Fri.


Country code: +86 Area code: 0755


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