Fairly Lake is a beautiful scenic nature spot in Shenzhen, well worth a day out of exploration. Aside from the Hongfa Temple, there are endless attractions for the family, museums, botanical gardens, a lake, pagodas and much more. You can easily wonder around for hours.
Here’s from their official website :
The Fairy Lake Botanical Garden in the eastern suburbs of Shenzhen City is situated at 22º34′ N, 114º10′ E and covers an area of 590 hectares. The garden was established in 1982 with 15 plant sections planned. At present, the palm grove and two other plant collections have been planted, and more than 8,000 species are in cultivation. The Fairy Lake Botanical Garden is developing into a centre for conservation and research of plant resources in South China.
I was very lucky to catch a beautiful sunny day with lovely cloud in a pollution-free sky.
Mountains & Gardens
And people generally seem to have fun and enjoy themselves…
In case you’re not too fond of walking there are buses and smaller electric mini-buses to take you around the lake.
Admission to the park : 20 RMB.
Transport within the Garden: Special line from the entrance gate to Hongfa Temple (15-minute intervals on weekdays; 5-10 minute intervals on holidays). Electric tour ring: Hongfa Temple—Lake Area—Bonsai Garden—Desert Landscape Garden—Shenzhen Paleontological Museum—Petrified Forest Area—Medicinal Plant Garden—Billows Loft— Liang Yi Pavilion—Hongfa Temple (15-20 minute intervals)
Transport beyond the garden:Take the bus No. 218, 382, 220, 27, 57, 113, K113, 333, 336 and get off at Shenzhen Luohu Foreign Languages School and then walk along Xianhu Road and go north to the garden
Hours : Fairylake Botanical Garden : 6:00-23:00 (Open around the clock on the 1st day and 15th day of every lunar month as well as Buddha’s birthday). Shenzhen Paleontological Museum: 9:00-17:00 (Holidays: 9:00-18:00;closed on Monday)
Here’s a map of the entire park :
No much on the park in English, but you can find more here :