Located adjacent to the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre and Shenzhen, Asta Hotel is in the heart of the commercial and retail districts of Futian.
Taxis are abundant and easy to catch, except during rush hours and rainy weather. Very few of them accept credit cards. The starting fare is RMB12.50.
Public buses are rarely recommended for visitors unless they understand Mandarin. The buses can become very crowded during rush hours between 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Shenzhen is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in China's Guangdong Province across the border from Hong Kong. Through the 1980's, Shenzhen grew from a village into one of the biggest cities in China. Shenzhen is now a bustling metropolis featuring a variety of skyscrapers, parks and shops
Shenzhen is a global leader in industry and finance. While many export industries are located around Shenzhen, it is also home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, which is one of China’s three stock exchanges.
Taxi: 30 min | Fee: RMB 150
Bus: 60 min | Fee: RMB 10
From Hong Kong Border Crossings
Futian: 10-15 min walk, 5 min taxi (RMB 20)
Huang Gang: 10 min taxi (RMB 25)
Lo Wu: 15-20 min taxi (RMB 30)
From Shekou Ferry Terminal
Taxi: 25 min | Fee: RMB 70
Fu Min Road, Exit C: 5-10 min walk
Golf & Theme Parks
As one of China’s newest and most vibrant cities, Shenzhen offers a wide variety of amusement parks and attractions suited to both local and international tourists. Here is a sample of some major sites. Ask your concierge for directions.
Golfing in Shenzhen
Shenzhen’s vast and lush greenery makes it a perfect setting for world class golf courses. Ask our concierge for recommendations and arrangements.
Covering 86 acres, this contemporary amusement park boasts entertainment for both families and adults. Internationally themed areas couple with daily acrobatic, magic and extreme sports performances will thrill the whole family.
Splendid China Park
Tour 100 of China’s greatest historical sites which have been conveniently miniaturized. Expect accurate models of the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and more. Guides and shows explain China’s rich past.
Window of the World
Scale model recreations of international historical attractions like the Roman Colosseum, Pyramids and Sphinx are just some of the detailed replicas on display. And, guests can participate in activities like navigating a version of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Dafen Oil Painting Village
Ever wonder who recreates famous oil paintings found in hotels? Numerous studios and artists in this enclave mass produce imitation and original paintings for sale around the world.
Shopping in Shenzhen is a phenomenon in its own right attracting hordes of Hong Kong shoppers across the border. Experience the savings and quality for a vast array of food and goods. These sprawling markets offer almost everything in a great atmosphere. Ask our concierge for directions and the latest advice.
Luohu Commercial City
One of the worlds’ most intense shopping experiences, over 700 shops are squeezed into seven floors. Everything you can imagine is for sale, but clothing and custom tailoring are the biggest attractions.
SEG Computer Market
Technology and gadget fans will love this eight floor complex offering computer hardware and software. Possibly the largest mall of electronic retailers in Asia, you can find everything from specialized chips to i-Pods. But, shop carefully and beware of fakes.
Shop locally with the locals. Located in the centre of Shenzhen, Dongmen is a maze of streets and mini-malls filled with clothes and handicrafts. Sun Plaza mall is especially attractive with cut price, international brands.