SZ boasts 44,309 hectares of nature protected areas

The number of nature protected areas (excluding two marine nature reserves) in Shenzhen (excluding Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone) reached 23, with a total area of about 44,309.11 hectares (equivalent to around 62,032 football pitches), according to the Shenzhen integration and optimization plan of nature reserves issued recently by the Shenzhen Municipal Planning and Natural Resources Bureau.

Hiking while learning nature on picture-perfect Mt. Maluan

One of the most relaxing and rewarding spring experiences comes from hiking. Maluan Mountain (马峦山) in Pingshan District is renowned for its large waterfalls, old Hakka villages, breathtaking natural scenery and thousands of species.

Take delight in rhododendron on Mt. Wutong

Shenzhen has just been named as one of the top 20 destinations in China to enjoy flowers. Starting this weekend, people in Shenzhen can go to the city's highest mountain, Wutong Mountain, to view the blooming rhododendron moulmainense (毛棉杜鹃) and take delight in their elegant beauty.

Hongqiao Park, a forest park highlighted by a red bridge

​Hongqiao Park in eastern Guangming District has its name deriving from the 4-kilometer-long elevated red path that has gained a reputation as "the most beautiful red ribbon."

Rare ferns on display at Fairy Lake

Marking World Wildlife Day, which was last Friday, Shenzhen Fairy Lake Botanical Garden is exhibiting 44 species of ferns at its Fern Conservation Center.