Shenzhen – Essentials

If we say that the Reform and Opening Up made Shenzhen a success, then we can be certain that Shenzhen will remain a success in the future.

No matter whether you arrive in Shenzhen by plane, train, or high-speed rail, the convenient and comprehensive subway network enables tourists to travel around Shenzhen with ease.

Shenzhen is located in the subtropics and has a subtropical monsoon climate. It has a long summer, which is affected by the southwest monsoon. In summer, high temperatures, rainy, and humid weather are expected. The average temperature in summer is above 30℃, especially in July, when the average temperature is the highest. Tropical cyclones are most frequent in July, August and September. In winter, the temperature is mild, the weather is dry and there is little rain, with an average temperature of about 16℃. When cold northerly winds make their way over the territory, there can severe cold temperatures below 10℃.

As an immigrant city, it becomes an “empty city” before and after the Spring Festival. It’s impossible to experience the charm of this city during this period as the roads will be deserted. Therefore, it’s advisable to avoid traveling here during the Spring Festival.

Shenzhen’s government is strictly cracking down on all illegal travel agencies that have committed fraud, deception, and other criminal offences. If you wish to travel with a tour group, please check the list of legal travel agencies on the following website (Chinese).

Currency: Renminbi
Voltage and Frequency: 220 V, 50 Hz
Emergency Services 24-Hour Hotline: 120 or 110
Police Hotline: 110 or 12110 (SMS) (24-hour reply)