A fast-paced metropolis of merely 30 years of age, Shenzhen is becoming a destination where diversity, a rich artistic culture and a unique cityscape call visitor to explore it further.
Shenzhen’s population comprised of people from various background making it a true melting pot. The rich live in expensive and state-of-the-art neighbourhoods, gated communities and it is not unheard of to find a young and a well to do couple living at a Shenzhen serviced apartment. In between these opulent areas are the makeshift homes as well as shops that cost much less to rent. The cityscape reflects how the city emerged to live and tells an interesting tale.
Shenzhen the artistic destination
Shenzhen is so much more than a mere shopping destination. The city’s young population seem to experiment with a lot of artistic ventures giving rise to numerous studios and galleries worth discovering. The epicenter of all of this is the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal which is just 20 minutes away from accommodation options such as the Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen. The Dafen Oil Painting Village is another artistic hotspot that visitors can explore.
The music scene of Shenzhen is full of quirky acts from places such as Serbia to techno music from Germany. The wealthy and stylish young population of the city has embraced this alternative music scene with much love.
The city’s fast pace can be exhilarating. To compensate there are the inexpensive spas that are scattered around the city.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+