For your full-day Shenzhen Tour From Hong Kong you will be picked up from "The Sheraton Hotel", ground floor lobby at 0800h (08:00am) and driven to catch a train to Shenzhen. The train journey takes about 1 hour.
Shenzhen is a major city in the south of mainland China’s Guangdong Province, north of Hong Kong. During economic liberalization in the 1970s, Shenzhen became China’s first Special Economic Zone. Prior to that date Shenzhen was just a small village, now it is reputedly one of the world’s fastest growing cities.
On arrival in Shenzhen, you will be taken to the beautiful Fairy Lake Botanical Garden. The Garden is close to Wutong Mountain, the highest peak in Shenzhen. Established in 1983 and opened to the public in 1988, it is a renowned botanical garden and scenic spot integrating scientific research, leisure and tourism.
Covering an area of 587 hectares, the Garden is divided into six areas: the Heaven & Earth Area, the Lake Area, the Temple Area, the Desert Landscape Area, Petrified Forest Area and the Conifers and Azalea Area. The lush grounds are home to around 6,500 species of plants and you will find beautiful displays of cycads, magnolias, rare and endangered trees, carnivorous plants, bamboos, medicinal plants, cacti, succulents, water plants, bonsai trees and much more.
You have around 90 minutes to explore the garden before proceeding to the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition. The incredible Warriors are a form of funerary art made for the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty and were discovered in Xian City, Shaanxi Province in 1974. The Warriors' purpose was to help Qin rule another empire in the afterlife. Part of the ‘Terracotta Army’ has been shipped to Shenzhen for exhibition purposes.
You'll have around 20 minutes to admire the Terracotta Warriors' display (dependent on the interests of the passengers and the group size). Afterwards, visit a silk product factory which offers a variety of silk items. Another highlight of the tour is around 4 hours shopping time at the Lo Wu Commercial Shopping Mall. In this shopping mall you are not only able to ‘shop till you drop’ but also test your bargaining skills. There are over 1,500 shops in this cavernous mall housed in a 5-storey glass wall building.
During the day you will enjoy a typical Chinese lunch at a restaurant in Shenzhen.
In the evening you will return to Hong Kong by first class train. The tour ends at Tsim Sha Tsui, in Southern Kowloon, and you need to make your own arrangements for getting back to your accommodation.