A week of warmer temperatures is coming, and it will be high time to get ourselves to the seaside, for some history and a bit of fun.
Shenzhen is bookended in history, with Dapeng Ancient Fortress holding down the eastern extremity. Dapeng Ancient Fortress is a fortified village that dates back to the Ming dynasty, predating the urbanization of Shenzhen, and was in charge of controlling pirates off the coast of China. Today it still retains many narrow alleys to walk, with people living a quiet life in the village and shops selling traditional foods and gifts.
We’ll start the day with a tour of the grand Dongshan Temple, a renovated Buddhist temple near the Dapeng Fortress. Wander the ornate courtyards, discovering the halls of Guanyin, the eighteen arhats, and perhaps even the place where the legendary mythical bird or Roc, or “Peng,” landed to give Dapeng its name.
Jiaochangwei is another former military village, still situated directly on the seaside. Now it takes the form of a young Chinese surf town, with many colorful hostels and restaurants for a weekend beach getaway. Western food is available for lunch in the cafes of Jiaochangwei.
Delve into local history while enjoying the sea air in Dapeng and Jiaochangwei.
Thursday January 10
Kids 1.2-1.5m: 150RMB
SWIC or ABNet members receive a discount of 20RMB off each
includes round trip private shuttle, guide of temple, fortress, and beachside walk by Greta. Lunch additional.
Private shuttle picks up from Shekou (for other pick ups contact me). Journey to Dapeng about 1.5 hours.
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