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Shop in shenzhen Lowu(Luohu) Commercial City - Imagine 1500 small shops...
By RUNNERMORE | 7/21/2006 8:59:55 AM

The best and easiest place to shop, especially if you are short of time, is Lowu Commercial City, a sprawling shopping center with close to 1500 small shops selling everything from dinosaur eggs (yes! real dinosaur eggs!) to high fashion leather handbags. The mall is in a sleek blue glass building at the exit of the Chinese border crossing.

While it's relatively safe, the usual travelling rules apply: dress down, leave your jewelry at home, shop with a belt bag and bring a bag on wheels for your purchases.

Must see
By DTHURBON | 4/12/2006 10:49:33 AM

Must see:

Window of the World theme park.

Hong Kong at night from top of a mountain.

Ferry to Hongkong, Macau and Zhuhai
By JABAROOTOO | 3/23/2006 6:40:02 AM

Ferry to Hongkong, Macau and Zhuhai
There are several ferry services to Macau, Zhuhai and Hongkong. For all the details on sailing times, fares and teminal locations check these websites

caveat emptor
By SASSYGAL | 12/8/2005 9:31:28 PM

Always check the things you buy if it doesnt have any damages on such a haggled amount especially with hawkers.

chances are you may not noticed they may misplaced one item!


By PACO | 11/17/2004 9:52:36 AM

The place where I lived in Shenzhen (my company offered me the apartment) was falling apart and the electrics were really dangerous. But... and there are of course some great apartments there, some people I know had wonderful places.

Be aware of possible dangers with the electrics.

Splendid China at Folk Cultural Village
By PRONGS | 10/20/2004 10:38:18 AM

If your a foreigner, I advice you go to Splendid China at Folk Cultural Village. They are very good educators of Chinese culture and history. You need the whole day (best!) to explore both parks. They are just beside each other and the fee includes both parks(120RMB for non holiday). Go around the Splendid China first (best to do it by walking!) Bring some water and extra food with you cause its expensive inside the park). You will see all the wonderful places of China by place at best miniature sizes. Take lunch inside the park. Souvenirs is super and very expensive! its hard to bargain if your foreigner so let your chinese friend to the trick! After lunch go but the Folk cultural Village presenting different miniorities of China. They offer shows of their culture such as clothes, games and wedding. After the show you can view there houses and then transfer again to another show which is alot. Don't miss the horse fight with Genghis Khan and the most beautiful show inside the theater which is very colorful (This is around 4PM, i think). Try to make a sit in the middle :)
The Windows of the WOrld is also beautiful. But I think its a good place for the locals. But as a visitor of China, i preferred the two places above. Have a nice trip!

shenzhen lowu shopping center
By ELSA | 5/23/2004 1:39:43 PM

At Lowu shopping center tall girls in high slit chongsams standing next to escalators will hand you a leaflet. Once you take it they will follow you. to escort you to a restaurant on the top floor be prepared to pay sky high prices for the food!

Crossing the HK/Mainland border
By MRMEACH | 4/18/2004 4:08:40 AM

Travel as light as possible. Whether you cross the border at the Lowu train station or via the routes taken by shuttle buses and taxis, you will be required to handle your luggage a lot. It's a pain.

I've heard good things about the Ferry. It supposedly takes about half the time and isn't so crowded. I'm pretty sure its more expensive but probably not so much more as to be a real concern.

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