Attractions

Top Choice Arts Centre in Shēnzhèn

OCT-LOFT

The sprawling OCT-LOFT complex, converted from fashionably austere communist-era factories, is one of the best places to see contemporary art in Shēnzhèn, and makes for a wonderful (if ever-more commercial) browse-a…
Top Choice Village in Shēnzhèn

Dàpéng Fortress

This walled town and lively village built 600 years ago lies on Shēnzhèn's eastern edge and was a key battle site in the Opium Wars of the 19th century. Stately mansions, fortress gates and ornate temples from the M…
Top Choice Village in Shēnzhèn

Guānlán Original Printmaking Base

At this 300-year-old village, rows of quaint black-and-white houses exuding a modest, functional elegance unique to Hakka architecture are occupied by the workshops and galleries of printmaking artists from China an…
Amusement Park in Shēnzhèn

Window of the World

Just a few minutes' walk from the OCT Art & Design Gallery is a series of dated theme parks that are always packed with snap-happy Chinese tourists. They're fun destinations for a family day out. Window of the W…
Gallery in Shēnzhèn

Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition

Designed by architect Coop Himmelb(l)au, this gargantuan contemporary art gallery anchors Shēnzhèn’s Futian Cultural District. You’ll notice it immediately: the exterior is a giant curve of chrome planted among the …
Gallery in Shēnzhèn

Design Society

Shēnzhèn’s white-glass design landmark, opened in collaboration with London’s V&A, is set in a landscaped park in a gentrifying port district overlooking northwestern Hong Kong. Designed by award-winning archite…
Museum in Shēnzhèn

Shēnzhèn Museum

The hulking Shēnzhèn Museum provides a solid introduction to Shēnzhèn's short yet dynamic history of social transformation, both before and after the implementation of Deng Xiaoping’s policies of reform. Highlights …
Gallery in Shēnzhèn

OCT Art & Design Gallery

The bare interiors of this former warehouse are filled with the works of excellent mainland and international graphic designers. Exhibits change frequently. It's a glass-encased steel structure adjacent to Hé Xiāngn…
Amusement Park in Shēnzhèn

OCT East

Some 20km east of downtown Shēnzhèn is OCT East, an upmarket theme-park-meets-resort. Think Universal Studios plus Chinese Disneyland, with a mock Swiss village, a golf complex, a scenic tea valley and luxury hotels…
Gallery in Shēnzhèn

Hé Xiāngníng Art Gallery

The esoteric permanent collection here features Japanese-influenced Chinese water paintings by Hé Xiāngníng (1878–1972), the late master of modern Chinese art and well-known revolutionary. These are complemented by …