Shenyang is a historical city that enjoys splurge of nature that is unmatched. This makes for a host of places, one can visit in the city.

Places to See in Shenyang

Shenyang is one of the finest tourist cities of People's Republic of China. The ancient city boasts of a rich historical past and has many relics from the earlier times that regale the visitor of the city. Shenyang, located on the north bank of the Hunhe River is also a picturesque city having lofty mountains that paint a beautiful picture. The splurge of nature and the pleasant climate it enjoys, makes Shenyang one of the most sought after tourist destination in the People's Republic of China. There are a host of places in Shenyang that are worth visiting, when you sojourn in the city.

The Shenyang Imperial Palace after the Beijing Imperial Palace is the largest well-preserved palace complex of China. Here you can witness arts from the Manchu, Han, Mongolian and Tibetan cultures. The imperial palace is hence one of the places that ought not to be missed when in Shenyang. The other two prominent symbols of the Chinese royalty in the city are the mausoleums of two of the Chinese kings and their wives. The Fu Mausoleum is the tomb of Emperor Nurhachi and Empress Yehenala. Also known as the East tomb, Fu Mausoleum was constructed in the 17th century and was consistently renovated by later emperors. The Zhao Mausoleum also known as the North tomb is dedicated to Emperor Qing Taizong Huangtaiji and Empress Boerjijite. The Mausoleums combine art styles from both the Manchu and the Han dynasties.

In the city of Shenyang one can also find religious relics from the earlier era. Here you will find numerous temples and churches that are worth visiting for not only to look at the architectural marvel but also to attain spiritual solace. The Taiqing temple is one such religious getaway. The temple has historically been the center of Taoism activity in the northeast. Even today it is one of the most important Taoist temples present in China. The Shisheng temple is the largest temple of Tibetan Buddhism in the Shenyang city. Also known as the imperial temple, it was built in the 17th century by Qing Taizong Huangtaiji. People who intend to view the remains of the Neolithic age, over 7200 years ago, visiting the Xinle Remains are a must for them. Here you will get more than a thousand cultural relics and remains from the Neolithic age, such as bone implement, earthenware, stone artifacts and wood sculpture handicrafts that have all been carefully preserved. Another prime attraction in the city is the Four Pagodas and Four Temples of Early Qing Dynasty. These Pagodas and temples are excellent reminiscent of the Qing dynasty, architectural marvels that will keep you stunned with their beauty.

The Cien Temple of the Tang dynasty is another relic form the rich historic past of the city. The Buddhist temple houses a beautiful and well preserved statue of Lord Buddha. The South Mosque is a 17th century mosque and today is the center of the Shenyang Islam Association. The Nanguan Church of Shenyang was built in the 19th century and is a beautiful gothic structure. The imposing structure of the church is simply spell bounding. At a time over thousand people can accommodate in the prayer hall for religious service. At Shenyang one will also find a host of Museums, such as the Liaoning Provincial Museum, 9.18 Museum and Steam Engine Exhibition Center among others. People who desire outdoor activities and witness the splurge of nature Shenyang enjoys, also have a host of places to visit in the city. The Qipanshan Scenic Area, venue of the Shenyang International Ice & Snow Festival consists of three main hills and a lake among other natural settings, which render the place a breathtaking look. Shenyang West Lake, Wulihe Park and Meteorite Mountain Park are few other places where you can enjoy the bounty of nature.