This district fosters the high-rise construction jobs that characterize the rapidly expanding skyline of Shenzhen. It is mostly residential, but plays a central role in organizing transportation along the metro lines.
Nanshan district is in the southwest and harbors Xin'an Old Town, a few temples and popular theme parks like Window of the World and Happy Valley. The neighborhoods around the theme parks are important dining and accommodation districts for visiting families.
Adjacent to Luohu and cut by the Shenzhen River, Yantian is technically outside the Special Economic Zone but still plays an important role for tourists. Its most sought-after asset is its coastline, particularly Xiameisha and Dameisha beaches.
It's technically part of Nanshan district, but Shekou deserves a mention of its own. It established itself as an expatriate community in the 1980s and has restaurants, housing, entertainment and schools to suit Western preferences. The overblown Sea World entertainment complex is the defining landmark of Shekou.