Do you sometimes wish you could be in two places at once? On holidays to Shenzhen, you can! Just head to Chung Ying Street. On the east side, you’re in mainland China, and on the west side, you’re in Hong Kong. You won’t be “on the fence” about this attraction—it’s one of the world’s only open borders, with tons of history, shops and snap-ready monuments.
When you’re done experimenting with quantum mechanics (look it up), channel your inner Forrest Gump at a table tennis competition at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. Hope you’ve got a good drop shot—in China, ping-pong is much more than a casual game played in your mancave. It’s considered the national pastime; the players are rock stars and the competition is fierce. Maybe just stick to watching.
No need for Hong Kong packages to find your old friends Coco and Louis. Check out lastminute.com.au’s sweet Shenzhen car hire deals and you can hit up all the best shopping spots. Dongmen Pedestrian Street has been devoted to all things retail therapy for more than 300 years. If you enjoy shopping as an extreme sport, Luohu Commercial City is the place for you. Need a tailored suit, fishing tackle or a foot massage? You’re in the right place. Take a deep breath, buy a ginseng tea and dive in.
If it’s intercultural cuisine you seek, Shenzhen holidays are the perfect spot to host a party in your mouth. Three Sets of Ducks is the Chinese version of turducken: a pigeon, inside a duck, inside another duck. If you’re planning a wild night, however, may we suggest Immortal Chicken—no, it won’t make you indestructible, but it should make you strong and brave, at least according to legend.
Got a hot date? To the west, you can find live jazz and swanky rooftop lounges in Nanshan, especially the OCT area. If you’re ready to mosh, go west, young punk; you’ll find your fellow rockers in Luohu. You can turn that mohawk into a blowout and do a different kind of raging in Luohu, too. If you get in with the locals on your Shenzhen holiday, you might get invited to an underground rave. Party animals routinely turn pedestrian tunnels into pop-up clubs—if you know a guy who knows a guy.
Immortal Chicken may not be able to make you live forever, but your memories definitely will thanks to Shenzhen holiday packages from lastminute.com.au. Our airfare and hotel combos will fit you better than those new Jimmy Choos you’ve been dreaming about; not to mention handbags, shoes and jewellery galore.
It won't take long at all to reserve a comfy Shenzhen hotel. There are more than 315 accommodations currently listed on lastminute.com.au.
Who said service with a smile has to break the bank? You'll get a relaxing night's sleep at an even better price at the Carriden Hotel Shenzhen and the Xingfu Huafu Apartment. Alternatively, let the welcoming staff at the Six Star Motel or The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen take care of you. After all, what are holidays for if not splashing cash?
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