Collected by Alexander Mishchik
HIKING NANSHAN, OR 'STAIRMASTER MOUNTAIN
Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
I was amazed for several reasons the first time I climbed this mountain right in the heart of Shekou. The many, many steep stairs allow you to get way above Shenzhen in a matter of 30 minutes or so, and you can see the entire city and across to ...
Yucun S Rd, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518067
Not having ever been to an open-air food market before, the first time I went to the Shekou "Wet" Market, the place disgusted and amazed me. They sell fresh seafood and meat, live poultry, fresh vegetables and herbs, and dried spices and nuts....
48 Wenxin 1st Rd, Nan Shan Qu, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518054
During my first trip to Shenzhen, a Chinese friend brought us to this market one evening where he often stays for hours drinking and buying tea. You'll find stall after stall of great quality and a huge variety of teas, as well as tea sets and...
185 Shangle St, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518067
An older Chinese friend started taking my husband and me to this restaurant when we first moved to Shenzhen. They serve delicious Peking Duck, dumplings, and our favorite, the 木耳 (mu er, a.k.a. wood ear mushrooms). It's almost always crowded for...
9028-2 Shennan Ave, Renmin South Road, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518053
If you walk away from Windows of the World on Shennan Road, you'll quickly notice these quirky statues everywhere. The remarkably lifelike statues make it seem as if someone came and froze dozens of people in bronze. It's quite a sight to see real...
Luohu, Shenzhen, China, 518005
Hubei Urban Village in Luohu is one of the few urban villages left in Shenzhen's city center. In the week following Chinese New Year, this small shrine in the village was still showing signs of the celebrations. You'll find this spot just outside...
Coastal City, Wenxin 5th Rd, HouHai, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518054
China is much more famous for manufacturing than design, but that is changing fast. Emoi is a great example of that. This brand has exploded in China in the past two years. With their sleek, minimal design and trademark green and white color, you...
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