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.

“The best part about Shenzhen is that it’s inclusive. Both the city and music scene, because there is a saying that ‘来了就是深圳人 You are one of Shenzhenners once you come to Shenzhen.’” – 3ASiC

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artist guide
Shenzhen, China
3ASiC
3ASiC is a Nanjing-born and Shenzhen-based electronic musician, who finished recording arts and sound design degrees in China and the Netherlands. In addition, he is a geek who started coding in primary school. These backgrounds...
artist guide
Shenzhen, China
Zhao Dage
Zhao Da Ge is a singer and actress from Shenzhen who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. Adept at embracing  multitude of styles, she performs both Chinese and Western compositions. In 2015, at...
artist guide
Shenzhen, China
DJ Quest
Jesse Warren aka DJ Quest is the founder of Shenzhen based Mettasonic records. He founded Mettasonic to promote the best jungle and drum & bass artists in Asia. Emphasizing loyalty to the local scene, Mettasonic...
artist guide
Shenzhen, China
Lexi Lei
Lexi Lei is the chief visual artist for Mettasonic Records, a Shenzhen label focusing on jungle and drum & bass. Her work glows with vibrant color and bold linework. She tempers her fantastical aesthetic with...

Shenzhen, China

Area Guide of Things to do

outdoors
The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB)

“The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture is the best city-wide event!” – 3ASiC

Block A 302, Sculpture Academy No.8 ZhongKang Road, Shangmeilin, Futian District Shenzhen, 518049 China
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Electronics Market

“Don’t miss the huge Hua Qiang Bei Electronics Market!” – 3ASiC

Huaqiangbei, Futian District, Shenzhen, China
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landmark
V&A Shenzhen Gallery

“The V&A Shenzhen Gallery at Design Society is the best local museum. Love the exhibition “The Value of Design”.” – 3ASiC

1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China
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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

“I love enjoying music at the Oil Club. It’s the greatest underground club in Shenzhen and has the greatest sound and visual system in China.” – 3ASiC

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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shopping
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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shopping
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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shopping
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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food
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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food
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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