The result, forty years later, is one of China’s biggest and richest cities in terms of GDP and also the fifth most densely populated city in the world.
Initially ignored as a holiday destination, many Chinese citizens made wealthy by the new era, chose it for their holidays as it has what has been described as the best beaches in China on the Dapeng Peninsula and is also near the remains of the pleasures of Hong Kong, only minutes away. The city built many theme parks too which attracted young families to holiday there.
Now, the city has realised the value of tourism and has developed cultural attractions such as museums and theatres as well as bars, hotels and clubs. The stunning architecture of the new city is also a big draw for tourists who want to gawp at the dizzying heights of the skyscrapers.