Entering Shenzhen

Lo Wo MTR, at the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China

Lo Wo MTR station at the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China

This is the platform at Lo Wu, which is the end of the East Rail Line of Hong Kong’s MTR. Once you pay your fare you enter the border crossing to China. The first thing you must do to proceed with your journey is go through the HK SAR passport control. As an ID card holder of Hong Kong, I am able to progress through an automated gate at this point and enter the bridge that marks the space between Hong Kong and Mainland China. On the other side, I queue in the foreigner line to show my passport in order to complete the crossing.  Hundreds of thousands of people cross this border every day. It is a fascinating place. Continue reading