Travel Diary: Shenzhen (Mainland China) 深圳，中國 February 26, 2013
Our visit to Shenzhen, China was pretty short since we had less than a day to tour it. At first, I actually felt quite uncomfortable when we exited the borders of Hong Kong and entered Shenzhen.
We traveled from Hong Kong to Shenzhen by MTR Subway which is from Hung Hom to Lo Wu station. Their trains are better compared with what we have. Hehe. (Duh obviously)
We arrived at the hotel at 11pm and decided to eat spicy chinese noodles at 711 for dinner. It was kinda late so we didn’t take the risk of going & eating somewhere far from the hotel. Just so you know, Shenzhen is not as safe as Hong Kong. I’m not saying that it’s a scary place or something, okay. It’s just not too welcoming.
This was outside a tea & silk shop. As you would probably had noticed, almost every place in China has orange fruit displays. I found out that displaying and eating these fruits is said to bring wealth and luck. It is a Chinese New Year tradition.
Clean and green! This was outside a bamboo shop. We bought this food from the shop which was made out of charcoal and bamboo and it tastes good. :-)
Next stop: Window of the World, Theme Park, Guangdong, China
(The Louvre Museum)
Window of the World is a theme park that has the replicas of the most famous landmarks in the world. Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, The Louvre Museum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, you name it, they have it!
Dear photobomb, I will hunt you in your sleep! :p
That feeling of being in Paris and Greece at the same time.
Next stop: Restaurant near WOTW (I don’t know what it’s called because I can’t read Chinese hehe)
Now that’s a wrap for Shenzhen, China! Short but sweet.
Here are more photos at Hong Kong International Airport while waiting for our flight back to the Philippines *creys*
Things I’ve learned:
- Hong Kong money (Hong Kong Dollars)’s value is different from Shenzhen’s (Yuan) P1 = 5 Hong Kong dollars = 7 Yuan
- Everything you shop in Hong Kong is authentic. If it’s Panasonic, it’s Panasonic. Shenzhen? No.
- Hong Kong used to be a colony of Britain so some of of the places were named after Queen Victoria (Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbour…) Most of the cars are right hand drive models and they have double-decker buses. :-)
I may not have loved the people (in general) but I think I have loved the place. That’s all. Good bye HK and SZ!