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A rarity in Shenyang: a cafe/bar with real personality...
Head to the top of this hill opposite the bus station for panoramic views out to the bay and across the ever-expanding city...
Fùjiāzhuāng is a popular beach set in a deep bay. Junks float just offshore, small broken islands dot the horizon, and loads of families come here for no other reason than to have fun...
Makes the one-hour journey between the airport and the South Long-Distance Bus Station , or from an alley just before the intersection of Zhonghua Lu and Heping Dajie...
We're not sure what locomotives have to do with duck, but the birds here are roasted in a wood-fired oven to delicate crispness before being deftly sliced and presented to your table...
Built in 1903 during Russia’s brief control of the area, this handsome station was rebuilt in 2005 following the original design. It’s worth a visit en route to other sights...
For views of the border, stroll along the narrow riverfront Yālùjiāng Park, which faces the North Korean city of Sinuiju...
With its pine trees and large lake, this park is an excellent place to escape Shěnyáng’s hubbub. Locals come here to promenade, sing or just kick back with their families...
Ferries to Júhuā Island (菊花岛) depart the northern end of Xīngchéng Beach at 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Return trips are at 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 5pm. Frequency drops outside of these summer hours.
Choose your meal from the near museum-level variety of aquatic creatures at this upscale seafood restaurant. Most dishes are set out in refrigerated displays, making this a rare easy seafood-eating experience in China.
This long-running atmospheric pub is especially popular with expats and has a decent imported beer selection and the usual pub grub. Take Exit B of Nan Shichang Station, cross the road and head up the side street 150m.
This street, near the Imperial Palace, is a popular pedestrianised shopping zone. It stretches across both sides of Chaoyang Jie. Expect glossy malls with all manner of shops (local and international) and restaurants.
The housing for a huge drum sits slap in the middle of the Old City and has a scant number of ceramics on display but is most popular for the 360-degree views of the Old City from its terrace with flapping flags.
For respite from the busy intersection near the South Gate, head to the food court on the 5th floor of the Happy Family Mall where you'll find delicious hand-made bāozǐ and other Chinese staples.
It's hard not to get into the whole experience of charcoal grilling your own skewers of juicy meat and veg right at your table. All the meats, seafood and tofu are here for your choosing.
Near the Main Train Station is Taiyuan Jie, one of Shěnyáng’s major shopping streets, with department stores and an extensive underground shopping street (mostly small clothing boutiques).
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