The name Shenzhen may not enjoy the name recognition in the West as the cities of Beijing or Shanghai. But as one of the largest and most successful economic zones, Shenzhen is in many ways most emblematic of modern China. A 2010 study conducted by Forbes magazine ranks Shenzhen’s population density as the 5th highest in the world. Shenzhen also boasts the highest per capita GDP in China. A walk around Shenzhen’s leafy western suburbs will quickly allay any doubts as to the wealth in the city.
Part of the reason it is still unfamiliar is the fact that it’s so new. In the 1980s, Shenzhen was merely a small fishing village. In less than 30 years, it has grown into a major metropolis of three times the population of Manhattan. The pace of urban construction — referred to in China as “Shenzhen speed” — is unparalleled across the globe.
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Shenzhen is a migrant city – all of China’s regional cuisines are represented here. Restaurants range from hole-in-the-wall establishments for homesick working-class arrivals to opulent food palaces for Chinese-style business client pampering.
Besides the endless dining possibilities, Shenzhen also offers many more sophisticated pleasures: up-market shopping malls, fine hotels, fabulous spas, art gallery districts, and nightlife that would rival any world city.
The best of Shenzhen is found in pockets throughout its sprawling districts. With a bit of research and planning, one can keep visitors entertained at high-quality establishments and attractions for days on end.
Dragon Fruit Events is here to make it easier. We keep appraised of the newest establishments in a city that is growing all the time. With years of living in the area, our event planners know where to find the best in accommodations, meeting venues, food and entertainment.
This new and dynamic city is fast becoming an attractive setting for a corporate meetings. We’d love to show you the Shenzhen we know. Contact us today.