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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 million.

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.

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.

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Shenyang steam locomotive museum has been built by Shenyang Railway Branch Bureau and Shenyang Botanical Garden, based on original Shenyang Railway steam Museum hides 15historical locomotives and 3duplicated historical locomotives. It is the biggest steam ...Read More
Located in the eastern suburb of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, Fuling Tomb (East Tomb) is the mausoleum of Nurhachi (1559-1626), the founder of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and his empress. Covering an area of 194,800 square meters (about 48 acres), ...Read More
In April, 1990, the discovery of the Strange Slop in Shenyang, Liaoning Province drew attention worldwide. Its fame continues to spread as visitors from home and abroad flock to see this rare sight. Strange Slope is located 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the ...Read More

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by Lorretta 2011-05-23
Located in the area mostly inhabited by people of the Hui Nationality, in Xiguan of Shenhe District, the South Mosque of Shenyang was first built in the period of Tiancong in Houjin Dynasty (1627-1636), expanded during Kangxi Period and reconstructed several times in Qianlong and Jiaqing Periods. It has the biggest scale and the longest history among the ...
by Lartius 2011-05-23
Shenyang Botanical Garden is a tourism resort giving priority to botanical research, science and, scenery, and also integrating natural and human scenery. The garden locates at Dongling District of Shenyang, and covers an area of 211 ha. In which, chains of mountains, poppling lake water, emerald green pine and fir tree, clusters of flowers, and strips of ...
by Rodman 2011-05-23
Situated in the Dongling Park in the eastern suburb of Shenyang, Fu Mausoleum is the mausoleum of the Qing Emperor Nurhach and his queen, Xiaoci Gao Yehenala. Since it is located in the eastern suburb of Shenyang, it's also called the Eastern Mausoleum. Nurhaci, the Manchu leader who united the tribes of the Northeast into a front that would, in 1644, seize ...