Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Shěnyáng

Shěnyáng Imperial Palace

This impressive palace complex resembles a small-scale Forbidden City. Constructed between 1625 and 1636 by Manchu emperor Nurhachi (1559–1626) and his son, Huang Taiji, the palace served as the residence of the Qin…
Top Choice Historic Site in Shěnyáng

North Tomb

One of Shěnyáng's highlights is this extensive tomb complex, the burial place of Huang Taiji (1592–1643), founder of the Qing dynasty. The tomb’s animal statues lead up to the central mound known as the Luminous Tom…
Park in Shěnyáng

Běilíng Park

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. Beiling Gongyuan metro station is directly …
Museum in Shěnyáng

18 September History Museum

There’s an obvious propagandic purpose to this museum, but the hundreds of photographs, sculptures, paintings and dioramas recreates a picture of China under Japanese rule. English captions are limited. Bus 325 from…
Museum in Shěnyáng

Liáoníng Provincial Museum

Three floors of exhibits highlight the region’s art and history, from prehistoric times through the late Qing dynasty. English explanations accompany most displays.