Shenzhen Government Online
Urban Civilization
From: Shenzhen Government Online
Updated: 2022-11-08 09:11


A happy life is inseparable from the development and nourishment of modern urban civilization. Shenzhen comprehensively promotes the construction of an urban spiritual civilization and the public cultural service system, and nurtures the city’s scientific, humanistic and artistic spirit.


Civilized City: Shenzhen has been recognized six times by the Central Government as a “national civilized city.”

The spirit of the special economic zone: enterprising, pioneering and persevering.

There are more than 3.51 million volunteers registered in the city, one out of every five persons.

UNESCO recognized Shenzhen as a global model for its promotion of reading.

Sports venue booking platform: there are more than 30,000 sports venues in the city, covering a total of 30 million square

meters. A sports venue booking platform has been launched, allowing users to book over 1,500 gymnasiums and stadiums and over 5,800 sports fields.

Shenzhen cultural facilities

Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall

Shenzhen Opera House

Shenzhen Conservatory of Music

Shenzhen Book City Bay Area Store

Shenzhen Innovation and Creative Design Academy

New Shenzhen Art Museum

Shenzhen Nature Museum

Shenzhen Marine Museum

Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum

New Hall of Shenzhen Museum

Shenzhen Creative Design Hall


Dapeng Fortress

Nantou Ancient Town

Dafen Oil Painting Village

Guanlan Printmaking Base

Gankeng Hakka Town

Dalang Fashion Town

Dawan Ancestral Residence

Shekou Sea World


Huaqiangbei Science and Technology Fashion Culture Block



The cultural industry is the spiritual carrier that reflects a city’s civilization progress. Shenzhen has continued to improve the modern cultural industry systems and market systems, focusing on the cultural industry and tourism, and establishing a number of Chinese cultural brands with international influence.


The added value of cultural industries has accounted for 8% of the city’s GDP for many consecutive years.


City of Design: Shenzhen is the first city in China to be designated as a “City of Design” by UNESCO.


Cultural events: events such as China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, Shenzhen Design Week, and Shenzhen Fashion Week, are world-famous.