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Shekou, Shenzhen

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East meets West at Shekou, an area of the bay featuring accommodations, shops, and restaurants catering largely to a foreign population. Since the 1980s, when major foreign oil companies secured the rights to drill in the South China Sea, the area began to serve as a base for platform workers brought over to work here. Since then, expatriates have largely settled the area. The main draw here centers around a landlocked 168 m (551 ft) long vessel that has been converted into a hotel with Chinese and Western restaurants, as well as an English bar, dance club, swimming pool, children's recreation center, and folk culture exhibition center. Around the vessel, explore a refurbished and modern commercial center, adorned with palms and fountains, and encompassing a variety of establishments. Put Shekou into our Shenzhen online sightseeing planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Shenzhen.
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  • Shekou is the earliest industrial district and an old area, which is conveniently located about 3-4 minutes from the railroad station. Here you can experience the old areas, and look at the old buildings, it is also a very good thing to write.
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  • Took ferry from Hong Kong airport to SheKou port to ShenZhen. Ferry terminal is very nice but struggled to get the taxi as flow of the taxis were extremely limited. Very convenient port to travel to S...  more »
  • full of “working girls” after 11:00 pm so best leave or get settled somewhere so your not always approached in the mall areas messy lay out food ok service ok nothing special but the water fountain is...  more »

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