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Dynamic Shenzhen is an apt symbol of China’s impressive if sometimes uneven rush to embrace wealth. From humble village to bold metropolis in under 30 years, the city’s journey has been brash, dramatic and magnificent. With its natural blend of Chinese frontier spirit and frenetic entrepreneurialism, it has also become home to some of the most diverse and succulent cuisine you’ll find anywhere in China. And for the cash-strapped, the short hop across the border from Hong Kong at the Luohu crossing provides a gateway to China that is easily accessible and offers saving of at least 30% on international air taxes.

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Population 14 million
Currency 1 RMB = 10 jiao
Opening hours Office hours, 09:00 - 17:30 Monday to Friday.
Banks, 09:00 - 16:00 at weekends.
Most malls and supermarkets are open until 22:00.
Newspapers Shenzhen Daily
South China Morning Post
China Daily
Emergency numbers Police 110
Ambulance 120
Fire 119
Tourist information Shenzhen Tourism Bureau
4/F 2nd Office of Municipal Government, 8 Mid Shangbulu, Shenzhen
+86 755 2240972 / +86 75526905394