Luohu-Dongmen is one of the busiest tourist districts in Shenzhen. It’s close to the border with Hong Kong and receives bus loads of avid shoppers seeking the kind of bargains that just aren’t available on the other side of the border. The scene is quieter to the north, while the neighborhoods closest to the border are especially lively.
Dongmen Pedestrian Street is teeming with shoppers, many from Hong Kong. The street is packed with huge shopping complexes and street stalls, and there are some great bargains for serious hagglers. Most of the hotels in Luohu-Dongmen are a short walk south along the MTR line. Nearby stops include Laojie and Theater stations.
Shenzhen is leading the country in commerce and business ventures, and some of the city’s most successful businesses are located here in Luoho-Dongmen. Visitors on business spend plenty of time around the Kingkey Finance Tower, Shun Hing Square and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. All of these institutions are west of Dongmen shopping street near prominent MTR stops.
This district receives plenty of visitors, but few are from outside China. Domestic tourists are fascinated by the rapid commercial success of this city, which didn’t even exist a few decades ago. Most of the accommodation in Luohu-Dongmen is in the three-star range, with a few up-market options around. A few stand-out hotels are in quiet neighborhoods around People’s Park and Bamboo Park, but most are in the booming shopping and business quarter.