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Shenzhen is one of the most dynamic cities in southern China. Usually, you are suggested to stay at least one night here when visiting this city. However, as hotels in Shenzhen are spread out, you may feel trouble when it comes to find the best places to stay in this mega city that perfectly suit your interest and budget, especially for first-time tourists. Don't worry, in this guide, we will help you find the hotel you like, with lists of hand-picked hotels for the top areas in Shenzhen for you to choose.
Shenzhen consists of 10 districts, including Luohu, Futian, Nanshan, Bao'an, etc. Out of the 10 districts, there are 3 areas best recommended to stay for tourists, because most of the hotels in Shenzhen are in those areas. They are Luohu, Futian and Nanshan. However, the "best place to stay for you" depends on your special need and budget. Are you looking for hotels just steps away from Shenzhen's landmarks like Splendid China Folk Village, hotels with convenient location to famous shopping sites in Shenzhen like Dongmen Old Street, or hotels not far from airport and ports for your next journey? The following places are our pick of best areas to stay in Shenzhen, giving you options in different need. You can select the best suitable one for you.
Luohu District is the city center of Shenzhen and where the greatest concentrations of hotels are situated, from top luxury to cheap. As the heart of Shenzhen City, in this area, you can find about half of the top 10 most luxury hotels in Shenzhen. Hotels in Luohu are surrounded by skyscrapers, dazzling skyline as well as a great amount of eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment options. Besides, metro stations can be steps away from most of the hotels. Therefore, you can get really relax in one of the hotels in this area, whether you are on your first travel in Shenzhen or not.
Nanshan District adjacent to Luohu District also has lots of hotels for you to choose. And choosing a hotel in Nanshan, you will have most of Shenzhen's greatest attractions on your door step. From your room, you will be steps away from Shenzhen's landmarks like Window of the World, Splendid China Folk Village, OCT Loft Creative Culture Park, etc. Therefore, finding a hotel in Nanshan is a good idea for sightseeing.
Futian District settles in the middle of Luohu District and Nanshan District. Taking high speed trains from Futian Railway Station to Hong Kong needs only about 14 minutes and less than 1 hour to Guangzhou. Therefore, if you are going to take bullet trains to Hong Kong or Guangzhou after the visit of Shenzhen, find a hotel in Futian District is a good idea. Huaqiangbei Commercial Area in Futian is the business center of Shenzhen, so the hotels in Huaqiangbei are recommended for travelers on business. Moreover, for nightlife lovers, the bars in Coco Park are good places to visit after nightfall. No matter what kind of bars you like, there's always a good one around the corner.
Catch an early morning flight with ease by staying in a hotel near Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. You will avoid the last-minute rush. After a good night sleep and an elegant breakfast, you can ask a taxi to the airport, which takes only around 15 minutes.
Shopping lovers and foodies will love to stay in a hotel near Dongmen Pedestrian Street, an area full of markets and restaurants. Even in the midnight, you can easily find a place to eat and shopping there. The foods in Dongmen are tasty and inexpensive. As for the stuff, there are plenty of choices. Multi-level malls, retail chain stores and ad-hoc stalls set up in alleyways and in every nook and cranny possible.
Usually, travelers visiting Shenzhen will stay about 1-4 days in this city. Sightseeing tourists will spend about 1-2 day to catch the landmarks of Shenzhen, like Window of the World, China Folk Culture Village and OCT Loft Creative Culture Park. History lovers will spend another 1 day to visit Shenzhen Museum and the skyscrapers to find the secret of how dose Shenzhen become an economically thriving city in a mere three decades. Foodies and shopping lovers will take about half-day or one night to hunt for treasures in the markets and stalls that line Dongmen Pedestrian Street. Art enthusiastic will visit Dafen Oil Painting Village, and spend about half day there.
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Since Shenzhen is located in the core of Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macau Greater Bay Area, others who have more time in China will pay a visit to Hong Kong (1-3 days), Guangzhou (2 days around), Macau (1 day), etc. after the visit of Shenzhen. There are also tourists extending their Shenzhen tour to Guilin / Yangshuo / Longsheng (2-6 days), because convenient high speed trains can take them travel from Shenzhen to Guilin in only about 3 hours.
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