Activities to Do in Shenzhen: Shopping, Foot Massage, Hair Styling

30 October, 2009

Besides visiting miniature theme parks such as Splendid China and Windows of the World, you can also indulge in various activities e.g. shopping, massage and even get a new hairdo all at very cheap prices.  We got a cheap massage (foot + shoulder) near our hotel, at just 30 Yuan.  Totally worth it!

Shenzhen Foot Shoulder Cheap Massage

The sign below reads: Hair dying at 90 Yuan, Rebonding at 100 Yuan and Hair Treatment at 80 Yuan.  Just divide by 5 to get the price in Singapore dollars.  Is it worth it?  The girls thought so and they did up their hair here (again just 3 steps away from our hotel).

Shenzhen hairstyling and shopping

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Most tourists shop at Lowu Commercial City because it is just at the border at Hong Kong and Shenzhen and sells a whole lot of different things from clothes to electronics.  We prefer to shop where the locals shop – at Dongmen pedestrian shopping street.  Dongmen’s prices are more reasonable and its also easier and more relaxing to bargain here.  Lesser irritating touts here too!  To get to Dongmen Pedestrian Shopping Area, take the metro to Lao Jie Station and get out from Exit A.  At Dongmen, you will find mainly clothes, bags (mostly counterfeit goods).

For electronics, try Hua Qiang Bei Lu Shopping Area (get out from Exit A of Hua Qiang Lu station).  This area is famous for its many electronic, digital parts and equipment markets.  The Hua Qiang Electronic World is considered one of the largest computer market in China – be it mp3, phones, memory cards, monitors, computers, parts, you should be able to find something here.

Always try to bargain even if there is a price tag on the item – chances are that you will get at least 20-30% discount from bargaining.  I will be sharing some tips in the next post on how to bargain when shopping in Shenzhen and Hong Kong – from my own shopping experiences.  🙂

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (12)

  • avontflexReply

    1 November, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    the hair dye is gd quality…doesnt get wash off easily…miss my gold hair… =(

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  • MandyReply

    14 December, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Can you recommend me a hotel at Shenzhen which is walking distance to MRT station. I’m planning to go for 2 days 1 night trip while I’m on my HK trip. Thanks

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      14 December, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      I apologize I wouldnt make a recommendation of the “hotel” we stayed in shenzhen cos’ it is quite terrible. We havent done other research for better hotels there so you might want to check out tripadvisor for reviews of shenzhen hotels. 🙂

      • ahmeowReply

        6 October, 2011 at 12:26 pm

        Hi, may i have the name of the hotel (if you can still rem) you’ve stayed in Shen Zhen? Just for information. Am going in Nov.

        Ps. Your Blog is very Helpful.

        • TingyiReply

          12 October, 2011 at 10:00 pm


          We did not stay in a hotel for our Shen Zhen trip. It’s more like motel and I do not recommend you to stay in the same accommodation as we did as it was not a very pleasant stay. Suggest you look for other hotel instead. =)


  • ahmeowReply

    3 November, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    ok, whats the name of the motel that i should avoid? =)

  • JoycelynReply

    7 February, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Hi do you know where can I get cheap mani and pedi

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      7 February, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      they are everywhere actually at Luo Hu shopping mall – the one just by the border of Hong Kong.

  • PekoReply

    22 January, 2013 at 1:48 am

    May i know where is the massage place?in dong men?

    • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

      22 January, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      its not near dong men – but you can get a lot of similar massage shops at similar prices all around shenzhen.

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