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Located in northeast China, Shenyang is the largest city of China in the region. The city is the political, economic and cultural center of the Liaoning province. Know more about the city here.

Shenyang

Shenyang
Shenyang is located in the central part of the Liaoning province and is the largest city in the northeast China. The city is an important, political, economic and cultural center of the Liaoning province. The ancient city of China is now rapidly growing as an important industrial city of the country. The city has been chosen as one of the venue for the football matches of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Shenyang's importance is expected to grow manifold after co-hosting the XXIX Olympiad. The picturesque city has already held the World Horticultural Exposition in 2006.

Shenyang literally means the city in the north of the Shen River. The city has been an important industrial centre of China. The northeastern city has primarily focused on heavy industry including aerospace, machine tools, defense and other heavy equipments. Lately it has also forayed into software, electronics and automotive industries. Shenyang enjoys a relatively dry climate throughout the year with a little rise in precipitation during the summer months, owing to the influence of monsoons. The capital city of the Liaoning province also happens to be the birth place of Qing dynasty. In this historic city, you will find two mausoleums, the Fuling Mausoleum and the Zhaoling Mausoleum. The city also houses the Shenyang Imperial Palace that is the second largest well-preserved ancient palace complex in China.

The city is also rich in natural resources. The city has abundant minerals, forests, pastureland and water resources. Here one can witness a splurge of nature that attracts people from far and wide. The picturesque settings leave a visitor to the city absolutely spellbound. The rich ecological settings were perhaps a reason for it being one of the oldest civilization cities of China. The city apart from the two mausoleums, boasts of hundreds of ancient relics. The city in itself is hence a museum unraveling the past of the ancient historic Chinese civilization. The city at the same time enjoys a cosmopolitan culture as is reflected in the numerous temples, mosques and churches found in the city. The city is now all set to co-host the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.