Shenzhen District Map: Map of 10 Areas in Shenzhen
Shenzhen is located in southeastern China, on the eastern shore of the Pearl River Delta. It is one of the most dynamic cities in Guangdong, and also China. Shenzhen is divided into 10 districts, namely Luohu District (罗湖区), Futian District (福田区), Nanshan District (南山区), Bao'an District (宝安区), Longhua New District (龙华新区), Longgang District (龙岗区), Yantian District (盐田区), Dapeng New District (大鹏新区), Guangming New District (光明新区) and Pingshan District (坪山区). The map at below shows you all the 10 areas in Shenzhen and the location of each area.
Main Tourist Areas in Shenzhen
The city center area of Shenzhen is Luohu District, which is also the area that Shenzhen People's Park located in. Nanshan District has the largest amount of the highlights in Shenzhen, like Window of the World, China Folk Culture Village, Overseas Chinese Town Resort, Shenzhen Happy Valley, etc. Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport is settled in Bao'an District.
To help you better plan your Shenzhen tour, we have collected airport, railway stations, ports, and highlights on each area at below.
Luohu District (罗湖区) - Shenzhen City Center Area
◆ Highlights: Shenzhen People's Park (人民公园) , Diwang Mansion (地王大厦)
◆ Vital Stations and Ports: Shenzhen Railway Station (深圳站), Luohu Port (罗湖口岸)
◆ Driving Distance to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: About 40km / 25 mi (1 hour by car)
Luohu District, the city center of Shenzhen City, is located at the center area on a Shenzhen Map, boarding Futian District in the west. Many great hotels are in this area. And from this area, you can climb up to the top of Diwang Mansion for a broad view of Shenzhen City and do some shopping at the nearby Luohu Shopping Mall or go to Shenzhen Railway Station to catch a high speed train to Guangzhou. Besides, you can head to Luohu Port to cross the border to Hong Kong.
Futian District (福田区)
◆ Highlights: Shenzhen Bay Park (深圳湾公园), Lianhuashan Park (莲花山公园), Shenzhen Museum (深圳博物馆), Ping An Finance Centre (平安大厦)
◆ Vital Stations and Ports: Futian Railway Station (福田站), Futain Port (福田口岸), Huanggang Port (皇岗口岸)
◆ Driving Distance to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: About 35 km / 22 mi (0.5-1h by car)
Futian District is really close to the city center area. Another two vital ports linking Hong Kong and Shenzhen - Futian Port and Huanggang Port are settled in this area. Ping An Finance Center, the tallest building in Shenzhen, can be found in Futian too. Aside from Ping An Finance Center, the most attractive highlight in Futian District is Shenzhen Museum, where you can get an answer of how does Shenzhen transform from a mere town into an economically thriving city in a mere three decades. If you are looking for a quiet place in Shenzhen to have some leisure walking experiences, Shenzhen Bay Park and Linahuashan Park in this area meet your need perfectly.
After the visit of Shenzhen, you can take a bullet train at Futian Railway Station to Hong Kong. The train travel only takes about 14 minutes.
Nanshan District (南山区)
◆ Highlights: Window of the World, China Folk Culture Village, Splendid China, Overseas Chinese Town Resort, Shenzhen Happy Valley
◆ Vital Stations and Ports: Shenzhen West Railway Station
◆ Driving Distance to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: About 20km / 12 mi (half an hour by car)
Nanshan District is located in the west part of Shenzhen City, neighboring Futian District in the east and Bao'an District in the west. Most of the highlights in Shenzhen city are in this area, such as the world-renowned Window of the World, China Folk Culture Village, Splendid China and Overseas Chinese Town Resort (OCT-LOFT).
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Bao'an District (宝安区)
◆ Vital Stations and Ports: Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (深圳宝安机场)
Bao'an District is where Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport located in. It is on the westernmost of a Shenzhen map, right next to Nanshan District. People visit this area mainly to catch a flight to other tourist destinations in and outside China.
Longhua New District (龙华新区)
◆ Vital Stations and Ports: Shenzhen North Railway Station (深圳北站)
◆ Driving Distance to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: 38km / (1-1.5 hours)
Longhua New District neighbors Nanshan District and Futian District in the south. It is the area where Shenzhen North Railway Station located in. At Shenzhen North Railway Station, you can take high speed trains to Hong Kong (19 minutes), Guangzhou (about 0.5 hours), Wuhan (about 4.5 hours), Xiamen (about 3.5 hours), Changsha (about 3.5 hours), Mount Wuyi (about 7 hours), Kunming (about 7 hours), Xian (9.5 hours), etc.
Longgang District (龙岗区)
◆ Highlights: Dafen Oil Painting Village (大芬油画村)
◆ Driving Distance to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: 54km / 34 mi (1.5 hours)
Longgang District is on the middle of a Shenzhen map, neighboring Luohu District in the southwest. Dafen Oil Painting Village in this area has attracted numerous visitors every day. It is said Dafen Oil Painting Village used to make 75% of the world's painting. And now, visit Dafen Oil Paiting Village is extremely an interesting thing. You can find tens of thousands of canvases drying on clotheslines in alleyways. Have a leisure walk at these alleyways with small studios and buy some pieces of paintings can be your unique experience in China.
Dapeng New District (大鹏新区)
◆ Highlights: Dapeng Fortress (大鹏所城)
◆ Driving Distance to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: 90km / 56mi (about 2 hours)
Dapeng New District is the easternmost part area of Shenzhen. It is a little bit far from the city center area, which needs about 1.5 hours by car. However, visitors like to visit this area too, because there is a Ming dynasty-era walled town - Dapeng Fortress, which was erected 600 years ago. With lovely ancient buildings standing at two sides, strolling around the small alleys in Dapeng Fortress is kind of stepping back in time. Therefore, if you have enough time in Shenzhen, you can pay a visit to this small hidden ancient town.
How to Plan a Shenzhen Tour
Most of travelers will make a short stay in and around Shenzhen, usually spend 1 or 2 days here.
One-day in Shenzhen means they take full day exploration in this amazing metropolis to witness the fast development of Shenzhen and have fun in its amusement parks. The tourist spots they usually visit including Splendid China Folk Village, Shenzhen Museum, Ping’an Financial Center (or Diwang Mansion), Lychee Park, and if time permits, they have a look or do some shopping at Luohu Commercial City.
Two-day in Shenzhen means they will spend almost one and half day for sightseeing or two full days for visiting. They will explore more, including Splendid China Folk Village, Shenzhen Museum, Ping’an Financial Center (or Diwang Mansion), Lychee Park, as well as Dafen Oil Painting Village, Dongmen Pedestrian Street, OCT Harbor. Travelers will not only have a glimpse of Shenzhen, but also have a general understanding about splendid China as well as its stunning ethnic groups.
Actually, Shenzhen welcomes you spend more time here to experience more. You can add 1 or 2 days to its nearby city - Guangzhou, or combine together with Hong Kong and Macau. It is a good idea to see to the fullest in Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macau Greater Bay Area for inspirations.
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