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Seaport Restaurant at "JiaLingNa" shopping mall which is just behind the hotel (10min walk) is a must. Better food than any of those highly acclaimed restaurants in Hong Kong. Ambiance in Seaport is very good, staff is polite and helpful, price is very reasonable too.
At the Lo Wu Shopping center, top floor, great "Yam-cha" (Dim sum restaurants) can be found at very reasonable prices. And yes, remember to always bargain during your shopping spree at the shopping center. ENJOY : )
To visit the Spendid China or Window of the World take Bus No 223, you have to cross the road (Shennen Ave), use the subway about 50 yards to the left of the hotel (fare approx 4 HKD/person). All local transport accept HKD. Except at Lo Wu station all shopping malls accept credit cards but not HKD.
The Ding Tai Feng (dim sum restaurant-named 1997 Time magazine New York''s top 10 restaurants in the world) in Shenzhen is tucked away at a corner in Dong Men- the shopping district in shenzhen town, away from the congested but great shopping at Luo Hu Railway complex. Ding Tai Feng here is at an absolutely reasonable cost. What a find!What a thrill! Authentic xiao long baos. The red bean paste xiao long bao as a dessert is a must try.
My visits to Shenzhen have been limited to very intense shopping excursions at the Lowu Centre - a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Lowu is a great place to have clothes tailored at bargain prices. Bring your own favourite pieces to be copied, take along some clear pictures of what you''d like or flip through the hundreds of magazines the tailors have at their stall. There''s also a huge fabric market on the fifth floor so once you know what you''d like made, you can have fun choosing material. Be prepared to bargain! Massage is another service offered at Lowu and you generally need one after a few hours shopping. I''d recommend Jian Fu Mei Massage Centre on the fourth floor. Then there are all the shops selling bags, shoes, jewellery and anything else you can think of. The day will be over before you know it and you''ll be glad the hotel is only a short walk away.
Guang Shen hotel is located in the middle of the shopping area. Dong Men Road is just 300m from the hotel and you can find a whole stretch of fashion goods from clothing to shoes. Depending on the season, you could get good bargain for those "outdated" clothing. Meaning you get good bargain for winter clothing from start of spring and vice versa.
There is a really good Japanese restauarant across the street. just to the right as you face the Sunnyside Hotel - and there is an excellent Chinese fish/seafood restaurant right next to it called Mai''s. On the other street, again directly across from the hotel, to the left of Seibu are two excellent and clean Chinese restauarants. And there is always Seibu if you want to buy some real designer clothes, as opposed to the knock-offs at Lao Hu (next to Lo Wu). The best way to get to Lao Hu is to ask the taxi driver to take you to the Shangri-La Hotel...it is a slightly different route that gets you actually closer and in a shorter time/lesser cost. The old days of bargaining down to half of the asking price are gone - now you have to get about 2/3rds off ie. 150 RMB down to 50-60.
We went to Window of the World which is about half an hour drive from our hotel. It was good but not that good. You can pass it. The Dong Men market will be useful for you if you know what you are looking for, otherwise do not bother because there are so many shops to confuse you. We missed Chinese Folk Culture Village which is located near Window of the World though. We think that one might be worth seeing.
I have a pleasant time visiting Shen Zhen. I found shopping a pleasant experience getting value for money goods. What impresses me most is effiency of the public service. On the second day I went for breakfast at around 8.30am at a restaurant about 300 metres from the hotel. When I returned at about 8.55am I saw an overturned Audi A6 at the center of the road after hitting the road center metal railing damaging a portion it. What amazed me was that within that short time the ambulance had already taken the driver of the vehicle away, the surveyor was taking pictures of the accident scene, the public road service vehicle was already there reparing the damage portion of the center divider while a tow vehicle was there with crane in the process of turning the overturned accident vehicle right side up. All these were going on simultaneously. After I went into the hotel and came out again after 15 minutes later the accident vehicle was gone, center divider was repaired every was normal as if nothing had happened! Very impressive public service.
To find fake brand names go to Luohu Shopping Centre just beside Luohu Train Station. To go to HK the fastest? or at least the easiest way is with a bus service offered from most of the hotels.