Fushun Travel Guide, China
Fushun Travel Guide: General Information
Fushun, China, provides an unusual touristic experience. One of the major cities of the Liaoning province, Fushun is a highly industrialized city that has long been known as the ‘Coal Capital of China’; but unlike average industrial cities of concrete and clutter, Fushun is a green paradise because of its forest covered mountains. The city boasts of 4000-year old history and even has a couple of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the Xing City or Hetu Ala and Yongling Tomb) in addition to its area attractions like the Gaoseng Mountain Park, Leifeng Memorial Hall, Manchu Imperial Temple, Magnificent West Pit (the open coal mine which also happens to be the world’s largest artificial pit), Nanshan Scenic Area, Zhonghua Temple and other similar sights. The Fushun-surroundings promises a lot of sightseeing. Some sporting fun and a lot of shopping for ethnic Chinese-wear, amber-/coal-made jewelry, deer-musk and unique tree-root art also awaits you in Fushun.
Before you dash to Fushun, however, a look at this Fushun Travel Guide will give you some idea about this Northeastern Chinese city.
Fushun Travel Guide: Statistics
Area: 675 sq km
Population: 1.4 million
Fushun Travel Guide: City Planning and Architecture
Fushun is a neat and clean city that was remarkably planned. The Fushun MunicipaI Government has taken enough care to preserve its rich architectural legacy.
Owing to its distinction as the cradle of both the Ming and Qing dynasties, the city has a number of heritage-structures like the Dizang Temple, Sanhui Temple, Wanfu Pagoda, Xianyou Temple, Zhonghua Temple, etc. Newer construction work for city expansion was undertaken in such a manner that the wide, tree-lined streets and modern buildings were developed around these architectural jewels of the bygone times creating a feeling of timelessness.
Fushun Travel Guide: Economy and Industrialization
Fushun is a highly industrialized city with heavy industries being the mainstay of local economy.
It all began in the early years of the 20th century when the Russians started mining operations extensively to unearth the area’s bituminous coal deposits. Since then, Fushun has heavily cashed on its different natural resources to establish itself as a heavy industrial base for coal, chemicals, construction materials, petroleum, machinery, metallurgy, etc. Present-day Fushun has as many as three coal mines, three petroleum plants, eight chemical plants, one aluminum reduction factory and two steel plants besides other industries.
In the recent decades, Fushan has also made immense progress in other sectors like electronics, light industries, textiles, etc. Tourism is also making its very important contribution to the local economy even if banks, insurance companies and other financial firms are making their presence felt.
Fushun Travel Guide: Communication and Transportation
Fushun is one of the most well-connected cities in Northeast China. Even though Fushun has no airport, it has extensive rail and road networks that connect it to the Chinese capital city, Beijing and also to other key provincial cities like Shenyang and Dalian. If you choose the air-route, Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is the nearest airport to Fushun; from Shenyang, bus as well as train services are available to Fushun.
Bus and taxi services are available for going around in the city.
Before we conclude this Fushun Travel Guide, we must add that the people of Fushun, like their brethren in other parts of China, are very hard-working. They are as much proud of their rich heritage as of their present achievements and you ought to be respectful once you set your foot in their territory.
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