28 Sep '13, 11pm

Touring Component Markets in Shenzhen

Touring Component Markets in Shenzhen

[Al] recently returned from a trip to China. While there he toured some of the component markets in Shenzhen , the electronics assembly epicenter of the world. While he doesn’t focus too closely on what is actually being sold there, we found his description of the markets themselves and other notable attractions around the area quite interesting. Shenzhen is different from some of the other component wonderlands we’ve heard about ([Ian Lesnet's] tour of Akihabara in Japan comes to mind). First of all it may be a bit more difficult to get there. US Citizens need a Visa to enter China, and must fly to Hong Kong and take a ferry to the mainland. [Al] reports that the traffic is horrendous and rush-hour can turn a ten mile ride that usually takes ninety minutes into a three hour tour… a three hour tour! The side affect of the market being out of the way is that the prices aren...

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