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Shenzhen China Cruise Port Guide

Location:

Shenzhen Cruise Center, also known as the Shenzhen Ferry Terminal and the Shenzhen Prince Bay Cruise Homeport, is the shiny new port taking over from old nearby Shekou Ferry Terminal.

To get to the terminal – Take Metro Line 1 from the Airport and then Metro Line 2 (Shekou line) towards Chiwan and exit at Shekou Port station. Take exit C. Free shuttle buses shuttle buses connect the metro stop to the Cruise Terminal running every ten minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m, alternatively you can take a taxi, or it’s about 600M walk.

If your plane arrives in Hong Kong take the following advice and Visa Requirements.

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Sightseeing:

Shenzhen, is one of the most populous cities in China. It is situated in Guangdong Province adjacent to Hong Kong. It is approximately 100 kilometers (62 mi) south of China's third-largest city, Guangzhou. The city is on the list of UNESCO Creative Cities.

While Shenzhen does not have as many historical attractions as other famous cities in China, it has created a number of excellent theme parks which entertain while teaching visitors about China and the world. Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages introduces visitors to China's long history and varied cultures, while Window of the World will take you to every corner of the world in one day. Additionally, if you want to make your stay even more luxurious, visit Happy Valley, the largest of its kind in the city, situated on a picturesque coastline. More attractions are: Dameisha BeachXiaomeisha BeachMeridian View CenterOverseas Chinese Town EastShenzhen Safari ParkXiaomeisha Sea World and Xili Lake Holiday Resort.  

Tours Excursions Transportation:

The Shenzhen Metro is the most convenient and easy to understand method of transport around the Shenzhen city area.

Important: If you buy a guide book for the town you are about to visit, make sure it is of the latest edition available. This as the pace of construction is enormous: what is here today, might not be there tomorrow!
Make sure the maps in your guide book have "english" as well as "chinese" characters, so you and the cabdriver can communicate by pointing at the map. Cabdrivers only speak chinese.

It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.

Nearby Places:

Shopping and Food

Every large tourist town has at least one or more shopping malls for westerners. Often the only place one can buy larger clothing sizes. Although these malls are fun, please be aware that almost everything is fake and that the bargaining is hard. The quickest way often is to show with bills in your hand, how much you are willing to pay and than walk on. If they than gesture you back finalize the deal. Always stay courteous.

Restaurants are often found in clusters in certain parts of the city, recognizable by very colorful decorations to attract customers. Stroll by and look for restaurants that are patronized by chinese families themselves. Most menu's have pictures of the items served. Seafood in general is kept alive in large tanks. Eating out in China is a feast, with very little etiquette, and in general rather noisy. Enjoy the fun! Only drink bottled water even use that if you have to brush your teeth. Use common precautions when eating out.

Currency:

The Yuan (or Renminbi RMB).

Occasionally you will be given a counterfeit bill, mostly in a small denomination. Nothing you can do about it, just keep it as a souvenir.

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Communication:

Internet is very well adapted in China, in fact even the more modest hotels have almost all WiFi in their rooms and in the public areas you will find Internet stations. Often for free or at a very modest charge.

Emergency number China: 110
Hong Kong and Macao: 999

Opening Hours and Holidays:

There seem not set opening hours for stores, it seems as long as there are customers they stay open.

Chinese New Year (about two weeks long) is the time when all the Chinese are traveling and transportation can be very hectic.

Holidays in China

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