Located in the central part of Liaoning Province,Shenyang is the largest city in Northeast China.As the capital city of Liaoning Province,the city of Shenyang serves as the political, economic and cultural center of Liaoning Province. And it is also an important industrial base and a famous historical city. Giving birth to the ancient Qing Dynasty, Shenyang City has one of the country's two best preserved imperial palace complexes.
Area: 13,000 sq. km (5,019 sq. miles)
Annual average temperature: about 8.3C
Area code: 024
Postal code: 110000
City flower: rose
City tree: Chinese pine
History of Shenyang
Shenyang is a celebrated old city with more than 2,000 years of history which can be traced back to Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC). It is the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and has many cultural relics which symbolize the prosperity and subsequent decline of China's last feudal dynasty... The most famous of these is theShenyang Imperial Palace, which is of great historic and artistic significance and second only to the Forbidden City in Beijing in the extent of its preservation Fuling Tomb and Zhaoling Tomb are two other famous imperial structures of the Qing Dynasty.
What to see in Shenyang?
As one of China's premier tourist cities, Shenyang is well known as a historical city with important links to Chinese culture. Natural and historical attractions combine to provide an enjoyable travel experience.Here lists top attractions in Shenyang.
|Shenyang Imperial Palace||Zhaoling Tomb|| Fuling Tomb|
|Liaoning Museum||The '9.18' Historical Museum||Marshal Zhang’s Mansion|
When to visit Shenyang?
The city is Its climate is relatively dry most of the year with spikes in precipitation during the summer months due to the influence of monsoons. Temperatures vary as much as 10 degrees Celsius from daytime to night, and in winter they can drop below 0 degrees Celsius, so the smart traveler will plan to dress in layers.
How to get to Shenyang?
By Air : Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE) is a large transportation hub in northeast China. Speedway connects downtown and the airport, which makes the transportation rather convenient. Airlines here can reach multi-domestic and international cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen as well as Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo.
From Jan. 1, 2014, passport holders of 51 countries and regions including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, etc. are granted a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours when taking an international transfer via Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE).
Read details about 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit.
By Train: As one of the largest transition hubs, it has two railway stations altogether. One is located on the division line of Heping District and Tiexi New District, called Shenyang Railway Station (South Train Station). The other stands on the boundary line of Shenhe District and Huanggutun District. It is named North Railway Station. Generally speaking, trains that start from South Train Station reach cities within or near Liaoning Province; while trains that start from North Railway Station can arrive at most cities in China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, and so on. No.203, 216, 502, 602, etc. city buses can bridge the two stations for your convenience.
By Long-distance Bus: Shenyang is found in the center of Liaoning highway net. National roads 101, 102, 202 and 304 cross each other here in this city. In addition there are five speedways starting here to Beijing, Dalian, Harbin, Fushun and Benxi. The local speedways together with those passing ones make it possible that there are almost hundreds of regular buses delivered to other towns within Liaoning Province and cities in and out the province.
Major long-distance bus stations:
General Long-distance Bus Station: Chongshan Lu, Huanggu District
South Long-distance Bus Station: Shengli Nanjie, Heping District
West Long-distance Bus Station: Zhonggong Nanjie, Tiexi District
Shenyang Travel Tips
As a significant city in Northeast China with abundant resources, it has made great efforts to provide good lodging, dining, transportation and recreation for visitors from all over the world. Altogether there are five five-star hotels here, and the service and facilities of the other star-rated hotels in the city are all good enough to make you feel at home. In addition, you can find less expensive accommodations at local universities and hostels.
Famous traditional dishes and snacks here will definitely make your mouth water. There are plenty of pubs, KTVs (karaoke bars), cafes, and tea houses available to meet your food and entertainment needs. A visit to this city can be both entertaining and relaxing.