As Chinese New Year approaches, it seems that traveling may be out of the question as COVID-19 still remains prevalent. Let’s turn towards our fair city to see what you can do during your time off.
1. High Tea at the St. Regis
Image courtesy of St. Regis Hotel Shenzhen
On a clear day, head to the St. Regis before sunset for sweeping daytime and nighttime city views. Afternoon tea is priced at around RMB220 per person.
2. Ping’an Finance Center
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It’s one of the city’s most famous landmarks, but have you actually been inside? The sightseeing floor is located on floor 116 where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Shenzhen’s dense urban jungle.
3. Indoor Rock Climbing
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4. Board Game Night
Image via Mambo
Host your own board game night or join Mambo’s which is on every Tuesday from 7-10pm.
5. Animal Cafes
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6. Bar Hopping
7. Coffee Shop Hopping
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Check out @sz_coffeemaps on Instagram, they give detailed addressed and mini-reviews in both Chinese and English on coffee shops all around the city.
8. Hike Nanshan Mountain
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Go up on a clear day to see city views. Be warned, this hike consists of a lot of stairs.
9. Buffet at The Langham, Shenzhen
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Stuff yourself at The Langham, Shenzhen’s all day buffet. You can find a variety of top-quality dishes, excellent service and free flow wine. On weekdays the lunch buffet is RMB312/person, and dinner is RMB510. Weekends the price is set at RMB382 for lunch and RMB615 for dinner.
10. Get Unlazy at Lazy Laowai
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11. Visit the V&A Gallery
Image via Design Society
Three exhibits are currently on, there is Metabolic or Five Old Altars of Rare Bacteria, Fashioned from Nature and Values of Design: China in the Making.
12. Weekend Adventure
Images courtesy of Hiker Club
Go on a weekend adventure led by trip organizers like Hiker Club, Global Hiker or Pacha Mama. They often have trips within Guangdong, so you won’t have to risk having your health QR code change color.
[Cover image via Hiker Club, Design Society, @riri_roundy, That’s]