Get to know the history and culture of Shenzhen on this full-day excursion from Hong Kong and Kowloon. With a guide, explore Shenzhen City and the Shenzhen Museum of History and Folk Center, and then spend the afternoon discovering China's ethnic groups in the China Folk Culture Village.
Pick-up from your hotel brings you on a first-class train to Lo Wu, on the border of Hong Kong and mainland China. From there, cross into Guangdong Province and enter Shenzhen, one of the largest and wealthiest cities in China. Head first to the Shenzhen Museum of History and Folk Center, where you can explore exhibits detailing the evolution of Shenzhen and its heritage. After browsing over 20,000 cultural relics that showcase ages of Chinese civilisation, break for your choice of lunch at a dim sum, Indian, or halal restaurant.
In the afternoon, head to the China Folk Culture Village, an immersive theme park that showcases many of the ethnic minority groups that exist in China today. Learn about their unique and diverse cultures as you peruse recreations of buildings and watch demonstrations of traditional folk activities and arts. 22 of the 55 ethnic groups in China are represented in the Folk Culture Village, including the Dai and Mongol people. At the end of the day, return to Lo Wu station with your guide and receive train tickets for the journey back to Hong Kong Island.
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