Shenyang Tourism

Visit Shenyang - Best of Shenyang

Formerly known as Mukden, Shenyang is the largest city in Northeast China and the provincial capital of Liaoning Province. The city is a major economic, cultural, industrial and a transportation hub. It also emphasizes on its tourism industry with a number of historical places, dazzling street shopping areas.

The name Shenyang actually refers to the Yang side to the Shen, which is the former name of the River Yun. Shenyang’s earliest records trace back to the Neolithic age, where Xinle culture flourished. The city served as the capital to the Manchus and was also known as the birthplace of the Qing dynasty. Following the Battle of Mukden, the region yielded to the Japanese, who emerged victorious in the battle. However, the city remained to be a strong industrial centre despite the highs and lows, until the massive economic halt in the 90s which left millions jobless.

Shenyang possesses an impressive skyline with magnificent high rises searing the sky. With a number of hotels, recreation centres, entertainment and transportation facilities, the city thrives to cater to the throbbing tourists who include Shenyang to their itinerary planners. The city is also a home to many sightseeing places, monuments and relics from the Manchu dynasty. It boasts of the Shenyang Imperial Palace area, a magnificent imperial complex with an architectural brilliance, next to the Forbidden City of Beijing.

The education and research department of the city is also highly concentrated with more than thirty colleges and universities catering to thousands of students. Few of which include the prestigious institutes in the country like the Chinese academy of Sciences, Shenyang aerospace university and several international schools. The university campuses often provide the travellers with cheap accommodations, and the students help them with the tourist information and guided tours.

Include Shenyang to your vacation planners, and indulge yourself in something more than just a normal holiday. Head down to one of their recreation centres and participate in their various activities to do. During one of the pleasant evenings, find a traditional restaurant and savour their authentic Manchu and Korean dishes with all your heart.

Facts and Stats for Shenyang*

  • Pollution Statistics in Shenyang

    Know the pollution level of Shenyang before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 93.42 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 78.85 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.38 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 79.69 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 57.69 (Moderate)
  • Shenyang: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Shenyang for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Shenyang.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.77 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.85 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.15 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.69 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.15 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.77 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 21.15 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.85 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 26.92 (Low)
  • Living in Shenyang - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Shenyang is 108.12 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 72.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 35.46 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 91.77 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.71 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.83 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 71.41 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Shenyang

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Shenyang

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 16.39 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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