The influx of money and investment in
Shenzhen has created a somewhat seedy atmosphere in the city. This is
particularly prevalent in the evenings, when the city's gambling dens,
"massage parlors" and bars are filled with moneyed men and
young Chinese girls.
This kind of atmosphere can be fun at
times but unfortunately it is more often a bit threatening and
tasteless. Crime is fairly rife here and most criminals come out to
play in the dark, so make sure you keep your wits about you.
There are therefore, very few places to
actually recommend for drinking and dancing in the city but the bars
in the larger hotels such as the Grand
View Hotel and the Shangri-La
Hotel, generally attract a nicer crowd. There is also a good Hard
Rock Cafe here on East Shennan Rd.
Shenzhen does however, offer some good
sports and daytime recreational activities. There are numerous sports
clubs, tennis courts, swimming pools, holiday villages and magnificent
golf clubs including,
Guanlan Golf Club and Honey
Lake holiday Village.
Most of these recreation parks are very well
equipped and provide good service and equipment.