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Shenyang Travel Guide, China

Among the cities in China, Shenyang is considered to be the industrial hub. It also has one of the most comprehensive transportation systems all over the country, especially in the northeastern region.


Shenyang is the capital of the province of Liaoning. It has a total land area of almost 5000 square miles, more than half of it developed into an urban zone. The entire city moreover is divided into different districts and counties.


For most part of the year, Shenyang is dry with some occasional rains even during the summer months. This is because of the monsoon winds. Temperature is very low, around 10 degrees Celsius but it can fluctuate throughout the day. The winter months are very cold especially when the temperature drops way below zero degrees Celsius.


Shenyang, which was also called Fengtian and Mukden, was established during the New Stone Age. However, it was during 1625 that it became the capital of China. The Imperial Palace, which was the home of the emperors at that time, was built in Shenyang. It was very large, though it wasn’t as grand as the Forbidden City.

Between 1644 and 1911, Shenyang was removed from being the main Chinese city and became a secondary capital. By 1931, a tragedy known as the Shenyang incident happened and it literally began the Japanese occupation in the city. A puppet government was then established and lasted until the end of World War II.


There are different schools all over Shenyang. A number of them are run by the government, though few are under the administration of a private corporation or individual. There are also special centers for English language training. Popular universities and colleges in Shenyang include the Shenyang Agricultural University, Northeastern University and the China Medical University.


The Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is one of the biggest and the most effective modes of transportation in the city. It is approximately 20 kilometers away from Shenyang. Travelers can still take the buses and taxis since the roads of Shenyang are interconnected to more than 10 different cities.


There are more than 7 million people currently living in Shenyang, but a big number is found in urban areas. They are mostly composed of Koreans as well as Mongolians. Most of the local establishments, especially barbecue stalls and other restaurants are owned by these people.

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