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European Bar Street

The European bar street is located next to Window of the World and you cannot really miss it when you pass Window of the World. It consists of 3 small streets with lots of pubs/bars. The houses are all in European style, hence the name. During the daytime you can sit in a terrace, but during the evening the place gets more alive.





Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 March 2009 )
Guan Shanyue Art Museum
Guan Shanyue Art Museum (关山月美术馆) is a national art museum in Futian district, near the Civic Center. We went for the first time to the museum at Saturday the 10th of July 2010. It's housed in a modern building that was opened in 1997. Lots of marble inside, but it seems most of the building is not used strangely enough. When we went there, there were two exhibitions: one of traditional Chinese ink paintaings, and the other of peasant paintings. These paintings were the reason why I wanted to go, below you can see why!

Guan Shuanyue art museum in Shenzhen

Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 July 2010 )

Karaoke, or KTV as it is known in China, is also very popular in Shenzhen. I don't like to sing (because I cannot keep a tune), but my girlfriend likes to go. Some good ones according to her:


"Party World" , close to Citic plaza in Futian district. Relatively expensive

"California Red" (JiaZhouHong) many places in Nanshan and Futian. Average price


Museums and galleries


Shenzhen Museum

Shenzhen Museum’s new venue at the Citizens’ Center.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Monday

Address: East Wing, Citizens’ Center, Fuzhong Road 3, Futian District (福田区福中三路市民中心东翼深圳博物馆新馆)

Buses: 15, 34, 35, 38, 41, 60, 64, 71, 76, 105, 107, 221, 232, 234, 235, 236, 244, 311, 373, 374, 371, 391

Metro: Shi Min Zhong Xin Station (Citizens’ Center Station 市民中心站), Exit B




Art Azimuth Gallery

Address: Room 101, Building F1, Creative Cultural Park, OCT, Nanshan District (南山区华侨城创意文化园F1栋-101 艺术方位画廊)

Buses: 101, 113, 21, 319, 338, 105, 209, 32, 427

Tel: 8610-2503

OCT Contemporary Art Terminal

Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed Monday

Address: Enping Road, Overseas Chinese Town, Nanshan District (南山区华侨城恩平路OCT当代艺术中心)

Buses: 21, 26, 32, 59, 79, 101, 105, 109, 113, 121, 204, 209, 210, 222, 223, 230, 232, 234, 245, 301, 311, 319, 324, 327, 328, 350, 367, 369, 370, 373, 383, 388, 390

Metro: Overseas Chinese Town Station (Hua Qiao Cheng Station, 华侨城站) Exit A

Tel: 2660-4540


New Year Concert for Expats

As 2009 draws to an end, the Shenzhen Daily will host a free concert for expatriate community in Shenzhen. The Shenzhen New Year’s Concert for Expats will be held at the Shenzhen Concert Hall from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. on December 12. The concert will be the largest cultural event ever held in Shenzhen for expatriates. The concert will feature a rich selection of classical music performed by the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. The repetoire consists of Tchaikovsky, Sarasate, Puccini, Strauss, Verdi and others.

For more details, see below:


Last Updated ( Friday, 13 November 2009 )
OCT Art&Design Gallery
The OCT Art&Design Gallery is located at the OCT (overseas chinese town) in Nanshan district, near Window of the World and Splendid China. The building has a very special honeycomb-like outer structure. The inside consists of a small shop and three floors for exhibitions. We went there to see some works of painters from Dafen who showed their work under the name "more than just a copy".

Entrance to the OCT Art&Design Gallery

Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 October 2010 )
Poly Theater

Poly Theater, better known as 'the Egg' in Shenzhen because of the shape of the building, is located in Nanshan district close to the new bridge to Hong Kong. Next to Poly Theater is the Coastal City shopping complex .  The theater is less big than I expected, but is very modern and has good facilities. Chairs are comfortable, light was great, sound was good.


Poly Theater at night



Shenzhen Children's Palace
Shenzhen Children's Palace is a huge activity center for children aged about 5-12 in Shenzhen. In fact, although you can enter without kids, you do need to bring kids to go to the activity areas. We saw little girls in dancing outfits, karate suits, a big queue for Energy's world, but also serious stuff like robotics etc. The building has a very futuristic design and is located just to the north of the Civic Center and to the east of the Book City.

Inside Children's Palace

Last Updated ( Monday, 12 July 2010 )
Shenzhen Museum

Shenzhen Museum has two locations: a new venue at the Citizens’ Center (Futian district) and the old location near MixC. The new museum is much more interesting and covers the history of Shenzhen from sea-battles, to handicrafts to modern developments.

Traditional ceremony explained with wax-statues at the Shenzhen Museum
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 February 2011 )

Addresses and telephone numbers of various movie theaters in Shenzhen. Prices range generally between 40-80Y per person;  Click to read about the nine biggest cinemas in Shenzhen:


  • Golden Harvest, 


  • Huaxia Arts Center
  • MCL Cinema City
  • Poly International Cinema 
  • Holiday Cinema


  • New South China Movie City, 
  • Broadway Circuit,
  • Warner Jinyi Cinema, 
  • Donghai Pacific Cineplex


  • South China Movie City
Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 March 2010 )
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