Posts Tagged ‘Longgang’

Shenzhen Open Tennis

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Shenzhen Open - Li NaOver the past few days I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament, where in a close battle yesterday China’s Grand Slam champion Li Na (at left) defeated Klara Zakopalova from the Czech Republic to take the singles title. The Shenzhen Open is a new addition to the annual WTA calendar in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

Exploring Shenzhen’s Temples

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Many visitors to Shenzhen are familiar with Hongfa Temple in Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, the largest Buddhist temple in the city. James Baquet introduces some more in these Shenzhen Daily articles:

You can also see the previous news stories Two Shenzhen templesTianhou temples in ShenzhenTwo temples in Xili, Two temples in Dapeng and The difference between temples and halls?

Maosheng Residence, Henggang Shenzhen

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

One of Shenzhen’s hidden treasures is the large number of historic Hakka enclosed villages (or Hakka houses). James Baquet explores one of them in the Shenzhen Daily article Maosheng Residence, Henggang.

Hakka Houses in Longgang

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Did you know that the Shenzhen district of Longgang has about 100 historic walled Hakka villages? These fortified towns were built mainly in the mid-to-late Qing Dynasty, and unlike the more famous round “tulou” of Fujian, the villages in Longgang are all built to square plans. To find out more read James Baquet’s Shenzhen Daily article Hakka Houses in Longgang.