Xia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties: The southern coastal area of China used to be called “Baiyue”. The history of Lingnan (referring to the lands in the south of the Nanling Mountains) civilization dates back 3000 years.

Qin Dynasty: Three commanderies, including Guilin, Xiang and Nanhai, were established in Lingnan. Panyu became the first county in Nanhai commandery.

Eastern Jin Dynasty: Dongguan commandery was split off from Nanhai commandery. The Bao'an county was then set up in Dongguan commandery. Luohu became a part of Bao'an county.

Ming Dynasty: Xin'an county was established, covering the present Shenzhen city and Hong Kong area.

Qing Dynasty: The name “Shenzhen Xu”, or “Shenzhen Market”, was first documented in 1688. Shenzhen Xu was one of the most traditional and popular commercial areas, with the area around the Dongmen being the most vigorous.

In 1911, the Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway connecting Hong Kong with Guangzhou, Dongguan and other places opened to traffic. The line set up a Shenzhen station, which was located in Luohu. A large number of passengers and goods were transported here, boosting the development of local industry and business, which made Shenzhen Xu a more popular place.

In Jan, 1979, Shenzhen city was established. Luohu district was later founded in March the same year. It is a county-level administrative division of Shenzhen municipal government.

In August, 1980, Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was established, and Luohu is one of the administrative districts in Shenzhen SEZ.

In August, 1981, the Luohu District Communist Party of China (CPC) and Luohu District People's Government were established, which are the party committee and government agency at primary level, respectively.

In 1992, Luohu district was established as the administrative region at the deputy departmental level.

Since 2003, Luohu district has set up 10 subdistricts.

  • Xia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties

  • Qin Dynasty

  • Eastern Jin Dynasty

  • Ming Dynasty

  • Qing Dynasty

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  • Panoramic view of Luohu
  • Luohu Bridge
  • Shenzhen Reservoir
  • Shenzhen River
  • Donghu
  • Dongmen
  • Heping Road
  • New Reservoir Village
  • Guomao Building
  • First McDonald's on the Chinese mainland
  • Luohu Port
  • Wenjindu Port
  • Yumin Village

Renmin South CBD

In the 1980s and '90s, Renmin South CBD became a popular shopping site in Shenzhen. In recent years, the Luohu government has increased investment to renovate the business district. [more]

Caiwuwei CBD

Known as the “Fashion Capital in Asia,” Caiwuwei CBD in Luohu is home to many of the biggest luxury commercial brands.[more]

Dongmen CBD

Dongmen is one of the most dynamic and representative business districts in Shenzhen. Its predecessor was the bustling Shenzhen Xu (Shenzhen Market).[more]

Shuibei Jewelry Zone

There is a saying in China's jewelry community: "For jewelry in China, look to Shenzhen, and for jewelry in Shenzhen, look to Shuibei.”[more]

HALO Place

HALO Place accommodates many around-the-clock businesses, including acclaimed restaurants, trendy bars, leisure and entertainment venues, and fashion and retail stores. [more]

Hongling Innovative Financial Industrial Belt

Located in Sungang subdistrict, the Hongling Innovative Financial Industry Belt is home to the headquarters of .... [more]
Luohu Library
Ulibraries
Luohu Art Museum
Huifeng Museum of Ancient Pottery
Shenzhen Curio World
Shenzhen Grand Theater
Shenzhen National Cartoon and Animation Industry Base
Art Design Center
Luohu Gymnasium
Dongmen Food Street
Leyuan Road-Seafood Street
Fenghuang Road-Food Street
Halo Plaza Bar Street
The Tians' paper cuts
Snuff bottles
Bone-setting
The Yaos' Wing Chun
Wutong Mountain
Wutong Greenway
Taojinshan Greenway
Shenzhen River
Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
Honghu Park
Donghu Park
Xiangsilin Park

Railway Station

Ports

Urban Villages

Tianbei Village

With a history of more than 400 years, Tianbei village can be traced back to the late Ming (1368-1644) and early Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. In the spring of 1979, as part of plans to develop the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, Tianbei village provided land for use in construction projects. In 1984, villagers demolished old houses and built new ones to meet the long-term development requirements of the village, ushering in a new chapter.

In the early 1990s, the Tianbei Building Materials Market gradually took shape in the village. Joint-stock companies there seized the opportunity and took the lead by transforming first-floor residences into special shops for domestic and foreign building material products. Today, the Tianbei Building Materials Street has become a household name and enjoys a high reputation and great influence in Shenzhen and its surrounding areas. Tianbei Building Materials Market is a pioneer and incubator of the professional market of Shenzhen's building materials industry.

In 2006, Tianbei village showcased its pioneering spirit in another area. It demolished 80 Western-style houses and built "Tianbei Garden," consisting of five 32-story commercial and residential buildings with a height of 99.8 meters each. This was the first old village renovation project funded and built by villagers themselves after Shenzhen introduced its urban village renovation policy in 2004. The "Tianbei Model" has since become an example for urban renewal.

< Yumin Village

Aoxia Village >

Urban Villages

Aoxia Village

Aoxia village in Liantang subdistrict is located along the Guowei Road in Luohu's old town of Shenzhen city. There are many industrial areas, attracting a great number of migrant workers. There are more than 150 households in local villages, among which more than 90 are from the Deng family. As one of the region's major families, the Dengs originated from Henan province and later immigrated to Fujian and Guangdong provinces in Song dynasty, which has a long history and huge population. Given names of the descendants of the Deng family are Jin, Yu, Man and Tang.

The Deng Ancestral Hall in Aoxia village has a history of over 700 years. The villagers regarded Deng Zhongbi as their earliest ancestor and the Deng family can trace their lineage back 30 generations so far. Since the ancestral hall was rebuilt in 1999, the villages have held events to worship their ancestors on the Lantern Festival every year. The Deng family is regarded as the most famous family in Hong Kong. Villagers have held grand events to celebrate the 10th and 15th anniversaries, and people of the Deng family even came from Hong Kong in the early morning to attend such events.

< Tianbei Village

Hubei Village >

Urban Villages

Hubei Village

Hubei village, located at the commercial center of Luohu, has a history of more than 500 years. A hundred years ago, the village was also a part of Shenzhen Xu (Shenzhen Market). When the People's Republic of China was founded, it became one of the largest villages in Bao'an county. The old Hubei village was located to the north of Hubei Road and boasts more than 500 ancient dwellings and other buildings, including ancestral halls, gate towers and wells, all the presenting a typical southern Guangdong style.

In the 1980s, with the development of reform and opening-up, the residents gradually moved out of the old village into new homes to its west, which became known as new Hubei village. The sparsely inhabited old village was later rented out to migrant workers. Urban renewal has injected new vitality into Hubei village. In the future, it will constitute a new shining symbol of Shenzhen by becoming a giant comprehensive commercial center integrating shopping, headquarter offices, conference and exhibition centers, five-star hotels, apartment buildings and parks.

< Aoxia Village

Huangbeiling Village >

Urban Villages

Huangbeiling Village

Huangbeiling, named after a small mountain “Huangbei”, is an ancient village with a history of over 550 years and. The village is located in the north of Shennandong road and Yanhebei road, and the east of Qingping road and Fenghuang road. The renovation project of Huangbeiling village started in 2011 and competed in 2017. It now has been built into an urban complex integrating various business forms, which is home to a criss-cross of old streets, handshake buildings and high-end residential communities, demonstrating Huangbeiling's continuous efforts in renovating villages in the city.

Walking on the streets of Huangbeiling, people may get a glimpse of local residents' life. There are villagers playing chess in the pavilion, an old man gently fanning himself with a cattail leaf fan, and a group of the elderly sitting together drinking tea, playing cards, chatting and laughing. The village is also home to people who have dreams in pursuing their careers in Shenzhen. Many migrant workers choose the village as their first stop in Shenzhen. Here, people can enjoy themselves not only in a park, but also in the Shenzhen Reservoir, the Shenzhen Art Museum, Luohu Sports and Leisure Park……

< Aoxia Village

Xiangxi Village >

Urban Villages

Xiangxi Village

The history of Xiangxi village dates back more than 600 years. In the 1980s, Luohu was the first area developed in Shenzhen, where the Guomao Building was built. Its fast construction process was termed the “Shenzhen speed”. The construction area of the Guomao Building belongs to the farmland of Xiangxi village. The village committee decided to invest all the land acquisition compensation in developing business, building factories, infrastructure construction. Therefore, Xiangxi village has gained new momentum.

In 1992, China welcomed a new round of reform and opening up. Encouraged by the government, Xiangxi village started the process of rural urbanization, introducing the shareholding system and reforming the system of collective ownership, so that every household can participate in developing Xiangxi village.

The Zhang family have lived in Luohu for many years. They have held sacrificial ceremonies in Spring and Autumn for over 600 years. In the first half of the 20th century, the sacrificial ceremonies in Autumn were suspended in Xiangxi village several times due to the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, and was also suspended for nearly 40 years from 1949 to 1988. It was not until 1988 when Yanhu was developed that the traditional customs of ancestral worship began to recover and to be passed on to the present. During every sacrificial ceremony in Autumn, villagers under 60 will get up in the middle of the night, bring food and walk to the graveyard in Yantian to worship their ancestors.

< Huangbeiling Village

Caiwuwei >

Urban Villages

Caiwuwei

According to historical research, the Cai family is the descendant of the great scholar Cai Yuanding of the Southern Song dynasty. Since Cai'an, the earliest ancestor of the Cai family, left Fujian province and settled in Dongguan, the ancestors of the Cai family began to write the history of their contacts with Cantonese people. In the late Qing dynasty, the name of “Caiwuwei” was officially marked on maps and documented, which signaled that the Cai family finally gained a firm foothold here.

During the economic boom in Luohu, there were 35 enterprises in the Caiwuwei area, including factories of motors, toys, umbrellas and clothing, covering all aspects of life. In 1992, when Shenzhen promoted rural urbanization, Caiwuwei actively participated in the reform of management system to advance the rural urbanization, and established the Caiwuwei Co., Ltd.. Farmers in Caiwuwei became the shareholders of the company, enjoying profits and dividends of the company, with their status changing from famers to urban residents.

Caiwuwei is located in Luohu Finance Center, where the Bank of China, Ping An Finance Center and other financial giants are located. Backed by such a huge financial system and technical and theoretical support, Caiwuwei Co., Ltd. led its shareholders to invest and pursued a transformation of development path. In the meanwhile, investment corporates helped some micro- and small-sized companies to raise financing. This kind of win-win cooperation set an example for Caiwuwei's future development.

< Xiangxi Village

Shenzhen Xu >

Urban Villages

Shenzhen Xu

“Zhen” means valley or drainage in Chinese. The literal meaning of Shenzhen is “deep drainage”. A number of people chose to build shacks and villages along the deep drainage. By Ming dynasty, there were Sungang village, Chikan village ( today's Caiwuwei), Luohu village, Getang village (Today's Shuibei), Xiangxi village, Hubei village and Huangbeiling village. As time goes by, Nantang village had become a place where multiple communities lived. “Xu” means “market” in hakka Chinese language. As rural population increased, Shenzhen Xu had gained in popularity. Shenzhen Xu began to take shape as a dozen streets of different sizes came into being in the market which had regular operating hours later.

In 1911, the Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway opened to traffic, which became a major transportation artery in the city, continuously injecting dynamism to the city. Shenzhen Xu therefore became a significant gateway in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. In 1979, the city was officially named as “Shenzhen”, while Shenzhen Xu was renamed as “Dongmen Old Street”. Dongmen Old Street runs north to Lixin Road, south to Shennan Road, and east to Dongmen Zhong Road. “Dongmen” refers to the east gate, one of the four gates in Shenzhen Xu, which is located at the junction of Dongmen Zhong Road and Jiefang Road. From “Shenzhen Xu” in Qing dynasty to the present “Dongmen Old Street”, the market has witnessed a prosperous history of more than 300 years. As the root of Shenzhen entrepreneurs, Shenzhen Xu has witnessed significant changes in business development of Shenzhen and is also the epitome of a city pursuing reform and opening-up.

< Caiwuwei

Yumin Village >

Urban Villages

Yumin Village

Yumin (“fishermen” in English) village is located in Nanhu subdistrict of Luohu, across the river from Hong Kong. Despite covering an area of only 0.25 square kilometers, this piece of land has created a legend of prosperity in the process of urbanization.

Beginning in the 1930s, fishermen from the city of Dongguan traveled down the Dongjiang River to Humen town. When crossing Luohu Bridge, they found that the Shenzhen River boasted large schools of fish and so decided to settle in what today is Yumin village. The fishermen made their living catching fish and shrimps and lived on their boats. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, with the assistance of the government, the fishermen came ashore and began to settle on land, thereby gradually forming the village.

The year 1992 was another turning point for Yumin village. That year, Shenzhen further promoted rural urbanization. As a result, the village was reclassified as a community and the villagers turned from farmers to citizens. Yufeng Co. Ltd., one of the first batch of village-run joint-stock companies in the country, was also established. The villagers became shareholders with each receiving a dividend of more than 10,000 yuan every year. In addition, migration into the area due to reform and opening-up also brought large rental incomes to Yumin village.

By the end of the 20th century, due to a lack of long-term planning and significantly rising demands for rental housing brought about by the surge in migrant workers in Shenzhen, higher and denser buildings were established in the village. In 2001, the old, disorderly Yumin village was demolished and rebuilt. The new Yumin village has become a modern "garden-style" residential area with a total of 12 buildings and more than 1,300 apartments. The spacious and bright houses are not only snug homes for the villagers, but also havens for workers migrating to Shenzhen.

In the new era, the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the building of Shenzhen into a pilot demonstration area for socialism with Chinese characteristics have brought new development opportunities to Yumin village. The collective economy, cultural life, community-level governance and people's livelihood services have been further improved. From rundown shacks to tiled adobe homes and small Western-style buildings, and then to modern high-rise apartments, through the renovation of urban villages, Yumin village has witnessed villagers' journey toward happier lives and the development constitutes an epitome of Shenzhen's brilliant achievements in reform and opening-up over the past 40 years.

< Shenzhen Xu

Tianbei Village >

Business Districts

Renmin South CBD

In the 1980s and '90s, Renmin South CBD became a popular shopping site in Shenzhen. In recent years, the Luohu government has increased investment to renovate the business district. Today, more than 300 top-500 enterprises in technology, finance, real estate and other sectors have settled here, giving the over-30-year-old business district on Renmin South Road a brand-new look.

< Hongling Innovative Financial Industrial Belt

Caiwuwei CBD >

Business Districts

Caiwuwei CBD

Known as the “Fashion Capital in Asia,” Caiwuwei CBD in Luohu is home to many of the biggest luxury commercial brands. Fashion products favored by domestic and foreign stars or high-end luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Rolex are available for customers.

High-quality commercial areas such as MixC, KK Mall and King Glory Plaza are also located in Caiwuwei. The business district has witnessed the Shenzhen's urban development and successive establishment of such landmark structures as the Guomao Building (160 m), Diwang Building (383.95 m) and KK100 Tower (441.8 m). The district also features the Shenzhen Grand Theater, Youth Square, Shenzhen Workers' Cultural Palace - Stadium, and other municipal supporting facilities.

As a traditional financial center, Caiwuwei CBD is also home to a large number of financial giants.

< Renmin South CBD

Dongmen CBD >

Business Districts

Dongmen CBD

Dongmen is one of the most dynamic and representative business districts in Shenzhen. Its predecessor was the bustling Shenzhen Xu (Shenzhen Market).

The business district features a host of department stores selling affordable products, such as the Maoye Department Store and Sun Department Store, as well as a wide range of specialty food options, including the traditional Dongmen Ding food street, Temple Street and other food streets. With cinemas, theaters and video game arcades, Dongmen also provides diverse leisure and entertainment options, making it the perfect place for locals and tourists to enjoy themselves.

< Caiwuwei CBD

Shuibei Jewelry Zone >

Business Districts

Shuibei Jewelry Zone

There is a saying in China's jewelry community: "For jewelry in China, look to Shenzhen, and for jewelry in Shenzhen, look to Shuibei.” Shuibei International Jewelry Trading Center is the largest jewelry distribution center in China, with hundreds of renowned jewelers located here.

From 2006 to 2021, with the help of the platform of China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, the trading center has fully demonstrated the charm of Chinese jewelry and greatly promoted China's jewelry industry on the international stage. More and more internationally renowned jewelry brands such as Swarovski, Chow Tai Fook, Luk Fook and Chow Sang Sang, have established stable cooperation relations with the trading center.

Nowadays, the Shuibei-Buxin area has injected new vitality into the gold and jewelry business, making Shenzhen a bridge for exchanges between the gold industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Chinese mainland.

< Dongmen CBD

HALO Place >

Business Districts

HALO Place

HALO Place accommodates many around-the-clock businesses, including acclaimed restaurants, trendy bars, leisure and entertainment venues, and fashion and retail stores. It is home to several well-known brands, such as Huawei, Watsons, and HEYTEA.

As the first commercial complex in Sungang subdistrict, HALO Place provides a must-see leisure destination for people in the city.

< Shuibei Jewelry Zone

Hongling Innovative Financial Industrial Belt >

Business Districts

Hongling Innovative Financial Industrial Belt

Located in Sungang subdistrict, the Hongling Innovative Financial Industry Belt is home to the headquarters of many large companies and financial institutions and their transnational branches, including the headquarters of Ping An Bank, banking and insurance regulatory authorities, and a foreign exchange trading center.

New areas featuring artistic experiences, fashion, entertainment, and culture are under construction. Seven major urban renewal projects along the Hongling Road from south to north have been planned, which are expected to provide space for the incubation and growth of many small- and medium-sized enterprises. In the future, the industry belt intends to provide a home for the world's top 50 financial technology companies and bring Luohu to a higher level of international recognition.

< HALO Place

Renmin South CBD >

Art spaces

Luohu Library

With construction beginning in 1985, Luohu Library was put into use in September 1998. Apart from the main library area, it comprises several themed areas. For example, the Thousands of Hand-painted Picture Books Room has a collection of up to 20,000 outstanding picture books from China and the rest of the world, making it very popular among children.

Luohu Library offers online borrowing services, and readers can pick up books at the library or mailed to them via express delivery.

< Luohu Gymnasium

Ulibraries >

Art spaces

Ulibraries

There were 22 Ulibraries in Luohu district by November 2020, providing services to many communities.

Ulibrary lays great stress on spatial design and overall amenities, and hosts as many as 13 types of themed activities, such as reading and children's English clubs. Hence, it is a place for reading and working and an important space for building stronger communities.

< Luohu Library

Luohu Art Museum >

Art spaces

Luohu Art Museum

The Luohu Art Museum was officially opened to the public free of charge in February 2017, providing valuable public services. It holds themed exhibitions regularly.

The art museum includes an exhibition halls and an outdoor square. Its six exhibition halls and academic lecture hall meet international standards, clearly defining educational discussion spaces and public service areas. Besides exhibiting fine art, it conducts academic research and educates the public.

< Ulibraries

Huifeng Museum of Ancient Pottery >

Art spaces

Huifeng Museum of Ancient Pottery

The Huifeng Museum of Ancient Pottery was established in April 2013 with the approval of the Luohu culture and sports authority. It is a private museum of ancient Chinese pottery.

The museum is home to over 850 pieces of ancient pottery, including those from several major prehistoric cultures of China from over 8,000 years ago. Its exhibitions include pottery from the Xia, Shang, Zhou, Warring States, Han, and Tang dynasties.

< Luohu Art Museum

Shenzhen Curio World >

Art spaces

Shenzhen Curio World

With a total area of 150,000 square meters and a building area of 80,000 square meters, Shenzhen Curio World is home to 2,000 stores, selling jewelry, gemstone, jade, calligraphy, painting, curio, mahogany furniture, handmade artwork, and other antiques. Every one of the stores is a dictionary of expertise.

It requires not just luck and money to navigate the antique industry but a deep understanding of the historical, cultural, and artistic value behind collectibles. Some collectors may not get a financial return from years of effort, but they gain mental wealth. Collectors can detect the law of economic development in different dynasties by collecting ancient coins, find more poetic and artistic interpretations of life from calligraphy and paintings by historical figures, and gain a better understanding of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism from collecting jade.

< Huifeng Museum of Ancient Pottery

Shenzhen Grand Theater >

Art spaces

Shenzhen Grand Theater

The Shenzhen Grand Theater was officially opened in 1989. Construction began in 1984 and was funded by the government. After a major renovation in 2004, it took on a brand-new look.

At "the elegant hall of art" in Shenzhen, people can enjoy performances that combine symphonies and classic songs by outstanding singers and appreciate beautiful songs, delicate costumes, graceful postures and gestures. The theatre hosts modern dramas around the world, where you will find characters with distinctive personalities and plots that are bizarre but logical.

By the end of 2020, Shenzhen Grand Theater had received 2,697 performance troupes, and run 3,832 performances, attracting an audience of 3.65 million people. It is a paradise of art in Shenzhen.

< Shenzhen Curio World

Shenzhen National Cartoon and Animation Industry Base >

Art spaces

Shenzhen National Cartoon and Animation Industry Base

Established in Luohu in 2006, Shenzhen National Cartoon and Animation Industry Base has gathered many excellent cartoon and animation creators from China and abroad to contribute to more creative experiences at China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair. By the end of 2021, the industry base had produced and exported more than 200,000 minutes of animation in total. The industry base's original animations are increasingly going global as the animation production capacity of the city increases. For example, the "Detective Winkey Cat" series has been exported to Türkiye, and "The Story of Hanbagui" to Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam.

Many original animation companies in Shenzhen have risen from here, and the industry base where they started has cultivated numerous outstanding talents for the animation industry. In the new era, the industry base in Luohu will serve the Greater Bay Area and embrace the world.

< Shenzhen Grand Theater

Art Design Center >

Art spaces

Art Design Center

Founded in 2000, Art Design Center (ADC) has gathered 1,650 brand exhibition halls over 200,000 square meters. It is a leader in fashionable home décor art in China.

This "museum of life aesthetics" immerses visitors into designers' diverse understandings of home. By interpreting various everyday scenes, ADC nurtures more possibilities of home and offers people a feast of home décor culture. In today's world, decorating one's home goes beyond furniture; it is the art of decorating life.

< Shenzhen National Cartoon and Animation Industry Base

Luohu Gymnasium >

Art spaces

Luohu Gymnasium

Luohu Gymnasium was the first one built in the district and a multi-functional, smart and comprehensive sports venue open to the public. It provides venues for people to exercise, such as an indoor swimming pool, children's swimming pool, and children's water slide.

Its stadium has hosted various sporting events, such as the basketball heats of the Universiade 2011 and the 2012 Fed Cup.

< Art Design Center

Luohu Library >

Tasty Luohu

Dongmen Food Street

Dongmen Food Street is popular for its wide range of reasonably priced delicacies. The foods on offer include hot and sour rice noodles, Guilin rice noodles, Peking roast duck, roasted lamb chops, tangyuan (a type of sweet rice dumplings usually eaten on the Lantern Festival), Wuhan hot-dry noodles with sesame paste, Taipei steak, and stinky tofu.

You can enjoy delicacies from all across China on Dongmen Food Street.

< Halo Plaza Bar Street

Leyuan Road-Seafood Street >

Tasty Luohu

Leyuan Road-Seafood Street

Whether simply boiled or fried with red peppers, the seafood on Leyuan Road is delicious. Besides the many restaurants, there is also a large market where visitors can buy freshly caught seafood.

< Dongmen Food Street

Fenghuang Road-Food Street >

Tasty Luohu

Fenghuang Road-Food Street

The Cantonese barbecued meat on Fenghuang Road has a unique flavor. Many people come here to enjoy their favorite dishes with friends and family or to take away and savor at home. The food here is popular among the residents of Luohu, especially as a way to remind themselves of the old days.

< Leyuan Road-Seafood Street

Halo Plaza Bar Street >

Tasty Luohu

Halo Plaza Bar Street

Halo Plaza Bar Street is the first street in Luohu where clusters of bars are located, which adds vitality to the nightlife in the district. People can enjoy themselves and unwind in the area's wide range of bars and restaurants.

< Fenghuang Road-Food Street

Dongmen Food Street >

Traditional Crafts

The Tians' paper cuts

Chinese paper cuts boast a long history, with the oldest believed to be 1,500 years old, discovered in Turpan, Xinjiang. Different paper cuts imply different meanings, but most convey warm wishes for happiness, longevity, wealth, and auspices.

The Tians' paper cuts combine the paper-cutting art of both northern and southern China and carry profound value. The paper cut patterns include figures, animals, birds, and flowers and are mainly used in the Spring Festival, weddings, ceremonial occasions and embroidery.

< The Yaos' Wing Chun

Snuff bottles >

Traditional Crafts

Snuff bottles

Snuff bottle paintings are painted inside transparent or semitransparent snuff bottles with special small and curved bamboo sticks.

Snuff bottles entered China in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. They instantly became all the rage in the imperial court and upper class with their delicate appearance and unique craftsmanship. Dignitaries back then often wore a snuff bottle around the waist as a symbol of identity.

< The Tians' paper cuts

Bone-setting >

Traditional Crafts

Bone-setting

Bone-setting refers to treating diseases like fractures and dislocations utilizing pushing, pulling, pressing, and other traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) manipulations. It is one of the 13 branches of ancient TCM. The bone-setting manipulations that we talk about nowadays boast a history of over 200 years and represent a large academic school of TCM orthopedics in China.

The Pingle Guos' orthopedics was included on the national intangible cultural heritage protection list in 2008. The Pingle Guos' orthopedics clinic was listed as a key specialized hospital in Shenzhen in 2009. This accomplishment was made possible by the strong support of the Shenzhen's intangible cultural heritage authority and the excellent medical skills of the Pingle Guos.

< Snuff bottles

The Yaos' Wing Chun >

Traditional Crafts

The Yaos' Wing Chun

A martial arts practitioner lives among the high-rise buildings of Luohu — a ninth-generation inheritor of the Yaos' Wing Chun. The movements of Wing Chun are dynamic and fun.

In learning Wing Chun, people would gain new ways of thinking and insights into life. Wing Chun stresses both frequency and strength but does not require them simultaneously.

< Bone-setting

The Tians' paper cuts >

Luohu Scenery

Wutong Mountain

On Dec. 31, 2009, Wutong Mountain was listed as a national-level scenic spot by the State Council. With a height of 947.7 meters, its main peak is the highest in Shenzhen.

Wutong Mountain is home to the world's only urban natural forest of large azalea trees. March and April are blooming season for the mountain's azaleas, making the scenery a must-see in spring. The Wutong Mountain scenic spot features several paths for visitors to help facilitate their sightseeing experience.

< Xiangsilin Park

Wutong Greenway >

Luohu Scenery

Wutong Greenway

The Wutong Greenway in Luohu district is hailed as the most beautiful greenway in Shenzhen. It integrates mountains, rivers and lakes, entertainment activities, ecological conservation and cultural functions, and sets an example for protecting rivers as well as improving people's living environment.

With a total length of 15 kilometers, the Wutong Greenway has three routes. The first is 7.2 kilometers long and features an abundance of natural scenery. Linking scenic spots including Donghu Park, Shenzhen Reservoir and Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, it is the most popular route along the greenway.

The second route is lined with fruit trees. With a total length of 3.8 kilometers, it links Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, a fruit farm, a litchi orchard and Binlang Park.

The final route stretches 4 kilometers along the Wutongshan (Wutong Mountain) River and ends at the Wutong courier station. It passes Boya Museum, Wutong Mountain scenic spot, and Wutong Culture and Sports Park.

< Wutong Mountain

Taojinshan Greenway >

Luohu Scenery

Taojinshan Greenway

Located on the west side of the Shenzhen Reservoir in Luohu district, the Taojinshan Greenway opened in September 2019. Covering a total length of 7.07 kilometers, the greenway has four themed routes, a total of 13 scenic spots, as well as three service stations where visitors can enjoy a rest.

< Wutong Greenway

Shenzhen River >

Luohu Scenery

Shenzhen River

The 37-kilometer-long Shenzhen River in the Pearl River Basin originates from Niuweiling on Wutong Mountain. The river passes through the districts of Luohu, Futian and Nanshan, before joining the Lingdingyang waters.

Rows of skyscrapers line the river, demonstrating the vitality and prosperity of Luohu district.

< Taojinshan Greenway

Fairy Lake Botanical Garden >

Luohu Scenery

Fairy Lake Botanical Garden

Fairy Lake Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1988. Covering an area of 546 hectares, it serves multiple functions, including species conservation, scientific research, science popularizing as well as sightseeing.

As a national AAAA scenic spot, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden was listed as a national key park in 2008.

< Shenzhen River

Honghu Park >

Luohu Scenery

Honghu Park

Honghu Park features a wide expanse of lotus flowers and is famous for its water activities. Since the first Honghu Park Lotus Exhibition in 1988, the park has held 30 sessions of the exhibition. Here, visitors can appreciate exhibitions of calligraphy, paintings, photography, handicrafts and stamps, as well as events along the theme of lotuses. One of the most popular activities in the park is searching for “bingdilian,” or twin lotus flowers growing on one stalk.

Seen as a symbol of blessings and joy, bingdilian are extremely rare with an incidence rate of 1 in 100,000.

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Donghu Park

As the first comprehensive municipal park in Shenzhen, Donghu Park in the east of the city covers an area of 152.29 hectares. The park is situated to the west of Wutong Mountain, east of Yanhe Road, north of Shensha Road and south of Aiguo Road.

Having opened to the public in 1966, Donghu Park is a provincial-level tourist attraction with 12 scenic areas and more than 120 scenic spots. The park features dense forests and lucid waters.

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Xiangsilin Park

Xiangsilin Park is home to a large swath of acacia trees, called “xiangsi” in Chinese, hence the park's name. There are almost 20 sightseeing spots in the park.

A household waste sorting education center located inside the park covers an area of 1,650 square meters. The center is designed to raise public awareness of garbage sorting, display artworks made from garbage, and conduct waste-related experiments.

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