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This article is about an area in Shenzhen. For the district in Hong Kong with the same Chinese name, please see 'Lo Wu.'
A view of Luohu Yanhe Nan Road, China
Luohu District (Simplified: 罗湖; Traditional: 羅湖; Pinyin: Luóhú) is a district of the Shenzhenmarker, Guangdongmarker Province, People's Republic of Chinamarker.


The size of Luohu district is about 78.9 km² and contains 10 subdistricts.

Luohu is located in the southern part of Shenzhen, with Futianmarker district on its west, Yantian district on its east, and Longgang district on its north. The Shenzhen River forms the district's southern limits.

It is also one of the six administrative districts of the Shenzhenmarker Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Shenzhen City of the People's Republic of Chinamarker.

Luohu has an uneven geography and contains a number of natural fresh water sources, including Donghu (东湖), Honghu (洪湖), and Xianhu (仙湖), among others. Shuiku (水库), or "Water Reservoir", is also located in Luohu and is an important source of water for both Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Shenzhen's highest peak, Wutong Mountain (944m) (梧桐山) is in Luohu District.

The district's west boundary with Futianmarker is Hongling Road, and its east boundary with Yantian is Wutong Mountain. The northern boundary is the end of the Special Economic Zone.

Immigration Control Point

Luohu Immigration Control Point

Luohu serves as an important immigration control between Hong Kongmarker and Mainland China. Two immigration control points, Luohu and Man Kam To, are located in the Luohu district. The Luohu immigration point is the busiest land boundary patrol in Mainland China and Hong Kong.


Luohu district was established in October 1979. It is the first district in Shenzhen City. Several hills were flattened to facilitate its infrastructure during initial construction phases. In November 1997, Yantian area became an independent administrative district.



Sightseeing in Dongmen
Luohu is known in Hong Kong and Guangdongmarker for shopping. Most one-day visitors from Hong Kong limit their shopping to Luohu Commercial City (罗湖商业城), located right outside the Luohu Immigration Control Point, but the areas of Dongmenmarker (东门), Guomao (国贸), and Diwang (地王) are also important shopping districts.

Shenzhen and Luohu are infamous for the sale of cheap counterfeit goods. These goods, ranging from DVDs to designer items (e.g. Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Gucci, etc.) are mostly to be found in Luohu Commercial City or Dongmen, though prices here can be much higher than similar counterfeit items purchased in less popular parts of the city.


Luohu district is also known for its nightlife. Though most expatriates residing in Shenzhen live in Shekou, visitors to Shenzhen from Hong Kong and other places typically frequent bars, KTV (karaoke) lounges, and night clubs in the Luohu area.

some popular bars are:

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Guo Mao is one of Shenzhen Metro stations

Lao Jie station of the Shenzhen Metro

Trunk roads

  • Shennan Dong Lu (深南东路)
  • Dongmen Lu (东门路)
  • Yanhe Lu (沿河路) and Chunfeng Lu flyover (春风路高架桥)
  • Nigang Lu (泥岗路)
  • Luosha Gonglu (罗沙公路)

Buses and minibuses

Buses and minibuses serve as popular means of transportation modes in Luohu.

Shenzhen Railway

Shenzhen Railway Stationmarker (深圳火车站|深圳火车站) is located here. It serves as a terminal for train routes towards tens of cities in China.

Shenzhen Metro

There are 4 metro stations in Luohu district, namely, Luo Hu (羅湖), Guo Mao (国贸, Shenzhen World Trade Center), Lao Jie (老街) and Da Ju Yuan (大剧院, Shenzhen Grand Theater).

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