Shenzhen Map and Travel Guide
m 1980. The special economic zone has created an economic miracle in China, growing from a small fishing town to a prosperous modern city over the past 20 years. The fast pace of the city touches the life of everyone living there, whether s/he is a farmer, a fisherman/fisherwoman or someone who has emigrated there in search of a better life. All of them have witnessed remarkable changes in a city where everyone is given an equal chance. Shenzhen is a city of hope, a city full of opportunities, a city drawing thousands of talented people from across the country and around the world, and a city with modern skyscrapers, and shopping malls. It is also a city with clean air, blue sky and a mild climate, a city with convenient transportation, and a city with beautiful night views and colourful entertainment.
With the exciting stories of this overnight city still lingering in people’s minds, Shenzhen, gearing up to make more miracles will come true in the 21st century.
Bordering the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Shenzhen lies in the southern part of South China’s Guangdong Province. It encompasses 2,020 square kilometres and consists of six administrative districts- Futian, Luohu, Nanshan, Yantian, Bao’an, and Longgang. During over the past 20 years, Shenzhen has emerged as a major base and exporter of electrical appliances, garments, toys, timepieces, jewellery, furniture, food,
building materials and leather in China. The city’s powerful leading industries, especially the high-tech sector, have played a prominent role in weathering the several economic problems that came with the Asian financial meltdown. With stepping up the development of high technologies, the city will also upgrade its various important traditional industries instead of abandoning them.
Shenzhen boasts the Huangtian International Airport, the fourth largest in the country, as well as ports with a combined container handling volume ranking second in the nation and an extensive network of freeways and highways. Its tourist sites and recreational facilities such as picturesque beaches, farmlands, eight golf courses, attract lots of tourists, a large number of whom come from the neighbouring Hong Kong and Macao.
Shenzhen set up its first border station in 1887, when it has only a small railway station and a wooden bridge. Over one hundred years have elapsed since then and the number of entry point has greatly increased. The city now has ports of entry from land, air, and sea.
The First Tower in Shenzhen is a very modern building and is capable of satisfying the needs of any person or business that rents space there. The building is comprised of a Grade A office building, business apartments, a shopping mall and a luxurious business center. The First Tower covers a total floor space of 6,009 square metres, with a total height of 208 metres. The building’s modern design shows off its elegance and grandeur standing in the economic centre of the city.