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Daytrips from Shenzhen

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Daytrips from Shenzhen
Shenzhen has myriad first-rate sites to offer visitors willing to travel less than two hours. Explore a village dedicated to painting, visit some of the world's most interesting and energetic cities, or hike a lush mountain. Whatever you choose, these daytrips promise to enthrall.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
 
Dafen Oil Painting Village
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Dafen Oil Painting Village

One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Delectable dim sum, floating islands, and a one-of-a-kind skyline are just some of Hong Kong’s unique features. Get an eyeful of traditional Chinese architecture in Ngong Ping village, then take the tram to the tippity-top of Victoria Peak for unparalleled views. The rocks and gentle hills of Nan Lian Garden will bring you inner peace, as will a calming cup of tea in a Stanley café... More

Delectable dim sum, floating islands, and a one-of-a-kind skyline are just some of Hong Kong’s unique features. Get an eyeful of traditional Chinese architecture in Ngong Ping village, then take the tram to the tippity-top of Victoria Peak for unparalleled views. The rocks and gentle hills of Nan Lian Garden will bring you inner peace, as will a calming cup of tea in a Stanley café. Become one with everything at the Chi Lin Nunnery, a serene Buddhist complex. Less

Wutong Mountain
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Wutong Mountain

Hiking Wutong Mountain is one of Shenzhen citizens’ most popular activities (and offers trails for all experience levels). It’s a great way to get exercise and breathtaking vistas. On a clear day you can see Hong Kong.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Watchtowers of Kaiping
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Watchtowers of Kaiping

Known locally as the Kaiping Diaolou, these unique, multi-story watchtowers were used as fortifications in the 17th century. Now a world UNESCO Heritage site, they are some of the most fascinating historical and architectural artifacts in China.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Guangzhou
Guangzhou

A maze of contradictions, Guangzhou's upscale malls and slums sit side by side. Taxis prove the least intimidating way to negotiate this sprawling city and its congested traffic. Tree-lined Shaiman Island, popular with prospective adoptive parents from overseas, is ideal for shopping, strolling or a meal. Qingping Market is a vast street market not for the faint-hearted: Cats, dogs and... More

A maze of contradictions, Guangzhou's upscale malls and slums sit side by side. Taxis prove the least intimidating way to negotiate this sprawling city and its congested traffic. Tree-lined Shaiman Island, popular with prospective adoptive parents from overseas, is ideal for shopping, strolling or a meal. Qingping Market is a vast street market not for the faint-hearted: Cats, dogs and anteaters are among creatures slaughtered on the spot. Flowery Pagoda provides more peaceful contemplation. Less

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