At the invitation of Chinese friends, my first China visit in July 2007 was to the city of Shenzhen, located adjacent to Hong Kong.
This is the Photo Album from my trip – while viewing these pictures you can at the same time read the story from this trip (opens in new window/tab).
Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
Fairy Lake Botanical Garden features a tranquil lake, rare and threatened plants, and forested ridges and mountains with winding streams. Highlights include the ancient petrified forest, the cycad conservation area, the Paleontological Museum and the Hongfa Buddhist Temple.
There are six districts in Shenzhen: Futian, Luohu, Nanshan, Bao’an, Yantian and Longgang. The districts of Futian, Luohu and Nanshan together make up the majority of the central Shenzhen area which directly adjoins Hong Kong. The city centre is in Futian district.
Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) in Nanshan district features the Window of the World, Splendid China, Chinese Folk Culture Village and Happy Kingdom theme parks. Window of the World has over 130 detailed miniature replicas of notable landmarks throughout the world.
For the stories and pictures from my other trips to China see My China Trips and the Galleries.