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Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen is a major city in the Guangdong Province in China. It forms part of the Pearl River Delta Megalopolis north of Hong Kong. Shenzhen was made a city in 1979, and the estimated population is around 13 million. Shenzhen was also one of the fastest-growing cities in the world in the 1990s and 2000s.

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Shenzhen, China
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Shenzhen Concert Hall
One of the most important cultural architectures in Shenzhen. Located in the Futian district.
2016 Fuzhong 1st Rd, FuTian CBD, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng,
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Brown Sugar Jar
"For live music, Brown Sugar Jar is in a nice intimate new space now." - DJ Quest
G9, Building 2, Huangguan Kejiyuan, Tairan 9st Road, Chegongmiao, Futian District, Shenzhen 518000
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Oil Club
"For electronic music it has to be Oil, who brings a steady stream of good acts." - DJ Quest
11A Ground Floor, Tairan Mansion, Tairan 8th Rd, Futian District Shenzhen
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The Brew
"I think it's a perfect place to hangout with my girls. Order some tacos with beer, gossiping girl's secrets while listening to the live music. It's a great match." - Lexi Lei
South Gate of Yijing Center, Fuhua Road | Futian, Shenzhen 518000,
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OCT Harbour
"The OCT has so many hidden place to go visit and discover by yourself." - Zhao Dage
The Oct Harbour, Shenzhen - Marriott Executive Apartments, Overseas Chinese City, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China
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Diwang
"Despite all the new high-rises, Diwang (Shunhing Plaza) is still my favorite skyscraper after all these years. Catch it lit by the sunset from Litchi Park, glistening emerald and feminine elegance. Hubei Village in nearby Dongmen is a peek into Shenzhen's rural past, and miraculously still exists." - DJ Quest
Diwang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
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Lianhuashan Park
"It's in the center of the city and you can have a place to lie down, have a picnic, breathe the fresh air, and drink some cold white wine on a hot summer day under the tree. So amazing. But bring some mosquito spray." - Lexi Lei
Unnamed Road, FuTian CBD, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518036
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Wanxiang Tiandi
"On the 4th floor of Wanxiang Tiandi, there is a buyer shop and it has everything that they collect from all over the world. It's really interesting." -Zhao Dage
No.9668 Shennan Avenue, Shenzhen
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Chegongmiao Metro Station
"I'm not a big shopper, but the underground mall at Chegongmiao metro station has a lot of fashion boutiques where I take my girl sometimes. Great snacks everywhere too." - DJ Quest
Chegongmiao Metro Station
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Dongmen Market
"Check Dongmen! If you are lucky you will find some treasures." - Lexi Lei
Dongmen Market (Sunwen Middle Road), Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
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Mokihi
"I always go for a Gin and tonic. But they have really special Japanese mixes, like Sakura milk or green tea or coffee alcohol." - Zhao Dage
G floor, Tower2, Kerry Plaza, Futian, Shenzhen
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Barbershop
"Barbershop has a nice ambience that's hard to find. It's a hidden speakeasy behind an actual barbershop. Their specialty is high-end cocktails, and I usually let the bartender [Max] surprise me." - Dj Quest
No.1035, Shangbu Nanlu, Futian District, Shenzhen
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For Times 2 Coffee
"I love Stephanie (the owner), she is amazing. Just let her recommend some specialty coffee. The lemon black tea with honey is awesome too." - Lexi Lei
No. 102, Zone 5, Huayangnian Meinian Square, Nanhai Da Dao, Nanshan District
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Boneshaker
"It's a tiny burger joint and their veggie burger is the best I've had in Shenzhen." - DJ Quest
No. 13, Food Court A (near Exit 1), Futian Metro Station
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Fanju
"Too many to pick one. I really like a local one called Fanju. It has really good chicken." - Zhao Dage
Fanju Shenzhen
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Taixintang
"Thai Food in Shuiwan metro station, behind Shuiwan bus station. I love this restaurant because they provide local Thai flavor and cheap price. Vegetarian Pad Thai will always be my order." - Lexi Lei
Taizi Rd, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, Kina, 518067
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