Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province, is the economic, cultural,
transportation and trade center in northeast China, and also an
important industrial and historical city. Shenyang governs nine
districts, one city and three towns with an area of 13000 square
kilometers and a population of 7.204 million, of which includes an
urban area of 3495 square kilometers and urban population of 5.066
Shenyang is hinterland of Liaoning Peninsula and it is located in
the south of northeast China and in the middle of Liaoning
Province, with Changbai Mountain behind and the Bohai Sea in front.
Within a radius of 150 kilometers based on Shenyang, there are
Anshan (Steel City), Fushun (Coal City), Benxi (Coal and Iron
City), Fuxin (Coal and Electricity City), Panjin (Petroleum City),
Dandong (Textile City), Liaoyang (Chemical Fibre City) and Tieling
(Cereal and Coal Base).
These resourceful industrial cities with solid strength in central
area of Liaoning Province compose unusual cities groups in the
world. Dalian Harbor that links to other great harbors over the
world, New Yingkou Harbor and Jinzhou Harbor which is under
construction, are all no more than 400 kilometers away from
Shenyang, emphasizing equipment manufacturing, is one of national
heavy industry bases founded soon after the foundation of the
People's Republic of China. . Meanwhile, having been successively
granted the title of "National Environmental Protection Model City"
and "National Forest City", Shenyang has gained the award of one of
the Top Ten Cities for two years running.
Shenyang is rich in tourist resources, especially famous for its
places of interest. Tourist attractions in and around Shenyang
include Shenyang Imperial Palace, emperors' tombs (Fu Tomb and Zhao
Tomb), Huishan Mountain Scenic Spot, Liaoning Broadcast TV Tower,
Strange Slope, 9.18 Incident (The 9.18 Incident Exhibition Museum
and Marshal Zhang's Mansion), Middle Street Commercial Walking
Street, Hunhe River Paradise, Summer Palace, Xinmin West Lake,
Xinle Site, Shenyang Botanical Garden, Canal Scenic Spot
(round-city canal water system), Kangping Sleeping Dragon Lake and
Shenyang Ancient Meteorite.