Also known as the Eastern Express, Shenzhen Metro Line 14 started operation Friday. A ride that takes less than an hour provides passengers convenient access to northeast Shenzhen’s Pingshan District.
Visitors exiting Jinlong Station and taking a short walk eastward for 900 meters will reach the famous Hakka architecture, the Dawan Ancestral Residence (大万世居). Covering 25,000 square meters, it was built in 1791 by the Zeng family and has more than 400 rooms and halls. Diaolou watchtowers, wells, halls, wooden plaques and cultural relics are well preserved. In recent years, cultural events, such as international illustration exhibitions and light shows, have been held at this centuries-old compound.
Another gem in Pingshan is Maluan Mountain (马峦山) where there are large waterfalls in the summer, together with old Hakka villages and breathtaking natural scenery. Currently, the nearest Metro station from the mountain is Jinlong which is still four kilometers away, but more bus stops have recently been added around Metro stations in Pingshan for passengers to access remote places.
Pingshan Wei Station
Exit Pingshanwei Station and walk southeastward for 800 meters, and you will find Wenwu Temple (文武帝宫), which was built in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). This 512-square-meter temple complex was originally used by the Hakka people to venerate Confucius and Guan Yu. With the old architecture preserved, it now has been partly modified as a division of Pingshan Book Room (坪山城市书房) for locals to read books and hold cultural events.
Pingshan Square Station
Around Pingshan Square Station, you are expected to spend more time in this area since it gathers several cultural venues, collectively known as the Pingshan Culture Center (坪山文化聚落). There are also lifestyle stores, a book store and a cinema.
At Pingshan Art Museum (坪山美术馆), admire contemporary artist Shen Shaomin’s current solo exhibition; at Pingshan Library (坪山图书馆), read a book from a collection of over 1.2 million books; at Pingshan Cultural House (坪山文化馆), take a free art lesson; and at Pingshan Theater (坪山大剧院), you can watch concerts, musicals and dances all year round
Pingshan Center Station
Walking eastward for 1.4 kilometers, you can relax at Yanziling Park (燕子岭公园) and enjoy colorful flowers, while in the west side of the Metro Station, Pingshan Central Park (坪山中心公园) serves as a wonderful place to take a stroll thanks to its luxuriant trees and lakes.
By taking Metro Line 14 and then buses or taxis, passengers can get to more places in Pingshan, such as Pingshan Railway Station (坪山站), BYD headquarters (比亚迪总部), Greater Bay Area International Vaccine Innovation Center (大湾区国际疫苗创新中心), Shenzhen innoX (深圳科创学院), Yanzi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center (燕子湖国际会展中心) and Shenzhen Technology University (深圳技术大学).
Locals and tourists can relax at Jingui Camp Town (金龟露营小镇), Pingshan Sculpture Creative Park (坪山雕塑艺术创意园), Dongjiang Column Memorial Hall • Shuiyuan Ancestral Residence (东江纵队纪念馆 • 水源世居), Nanzhong School (南中学堂), Pingshan Wetland Park (坪山湿地公园) and Grand Skylight International Hotel Pingshan (坪山格兰云天国际酒店).
Source / Shenzhen Daily
Editor / Cao Zhen WeChat Editors / Fanfan