Shenzhen Past & Future

Shenzhen Past & FutureEverything you always wanted to know about Shenzhen but were afraid to ask!
Join us for a fascinating look at China’s newest and most dynamic cities. Limited space please RSVP with your phone number and let us know if you are a vegetarian.

Shenzhen is a marvel of planning and engineering. This tour will highlight the key players that have made the city what is is today and what it is fast becoming tomorrow. Our tour begins with an homage to Commrade Deng Xiaoping in front of Shenzhen’s charming Litchi Park. Deng is a close as Shenzhen gets to a “patron saint”. Although there is debate on whether or not Deng actually said it, his perceived catchphrase, “To get rich is glorious”, unleashed a wave of personal entrepreneurship that continues to drive Shenzhen and indeed China’s economy today. It is dedicated to Deng’s role as a great planner and contributor to the development of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, starting in 1984. If the weather permits we will stroll through the park to enjoy watching Shenzhen’s urbanites relax with Tai Chi, dance, musical performances and games of all kinds before tucking into a delcious lunch at the nearby famed Cantonese Restaurant, Sheng Ji.
Following lunch we will go to Diwang Building or Shun Hing Square, a 384m (1,260 ft) tall skyscraper. It is the 5th tallest building in China, and the 9th tallest in the world. The term “Shenzhen Speed was coined because of the remarkable pace of four floors being erected every nine days. We will go to the Meridian View Centre observation deck for a birds eye view.

The tour concludes with a visit to Shenzhen Museum, a comprehensive multifunctional museum with a fascinating collection, of cultural relics of international standard. En English speaking guide will point out the museum highlights. Shenzhen might be a city with a mere 30 odd years of history, there is a great deal more to the story. The museum traces the chronology of eight centuries of record up to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD). Ancient literature housed in the museum is testimony to the fact that the locals of the community of Huang are descended from the Huang community, which dates back to the Spring and Autumn period (770 – 476 BC). Lifelike bronze statues around the museum recreate the life of the residents prior to 1980. Visitors here can also find small-scale replicas of ancestral temples, tombs and ancient Hakka villages.

Tour includes:
Private English Speaking Expert Docent led tour of Shenzhen Museum,
Visit to the summit of DiWang Building the tallest building in Shenzhen
Lytchee Park and Deng XiaoPing Memorial Sign
Lunch at ShengJi famed Cantonese Restaurant (shared cost RMB 50~100 approx p/p)
Charter motor coach
Tour will depart from Shekou Seaworld (by MacDonald’s) at 11:00am and from the Kempinski Hotel at 11:15am Futian pick up on request

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