Real Estate Hotel Shenyang
No 289 Daxi Road, Shenyang, Liaoning, 110014, China
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Shenyang's Snow Beer
Why not just *** on the wall instead?
would love to hear any comments on shenyang
little things that seem strange
or just a shenyang smile.........
Shenyang is the left armpit of China. It has minimal value as a tourist destination and is one of the worst places in China to live out a one year contract if that's why you're asking. Why else would anybody want comments about Shenyang?
Food? I lived in Shenyang for six months and could not find anything good to write about. They simply don't know how to cook anything right except dog meat. This is definitely not one of the popular regional cuisines of China.
Banking? Keep your money in Hong Kong. Use your credit card to make cash withdrawals as needed.
Transportation: The municipal bus system is below average and inconsistent. Taxis are fair.
Little things that seem strange? You don't want to know!
I'll tell you this though, nothing bad ever happened to me in China until I went to Shenyang. I encountered more rude people than anywhere else in China except the right armpit, Shenzhen. My camera was stolen at the gift shop in a famous general's home while I was assisting a disabled tourist. As the largest city in northeast China it attracts vagrants and thieves from across the region as well as North Koreans seeking asylum at foreign consulates. The winters are extremely cold and summers can be uncomfortably hot.
The only sincere Shenyang smile you'll have will be your own when you finally get out of town.
Re: about shenyang
-Korean barbeque is great for groups of people. The idea is simple: throw meat, seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, etc. on a grill and then dunk the cooked delights in a sauce.
-Two dishes that are nice in this area:
-di san xian (potato, eggplant, spicy green pepper in a great sauce)
-yu xiang qiezi (the name translates to "fish smelling eggplant" but there is nothing fishy about it. Exact style varies by restaurant, but some of my female American friends are addicted to it).
-The local beer is pretty good (and cheap).
-Popular foreigner bars include Star Hollywood, Sophie's World Bar, and the Glare Bar, among others. Star Hollywood is the most expensive of the three (25 kuai for a beer!?!).
-After the bar or banquet, if weather is decent, you should be able to find barbeque vendors on the street grilling tasty (though certainly unhealthy) snacks.
I find the buses to be fairly convenient, despite the last post. Sometimes they can be crowded, though. Taxis start at 7 or 8 kuai and are more than plentiful except when they change shifts at about 6pm.
Things that seem strange:
-The Snow Tower. It's worth wondering why it's there, but it's not worth the expensive trip up to the observation deck unless you have your heart set on it. Avoid the Snow Tower restaurant at all costs (nasty!).
-Wulihe Park on the south side of town is a great place to walk, jog, or have a picnic. There is a nice boardwalk that follows the river. Amazingly, the river does not stink. (It is gross, but not as fragrant as the Mississippi).
-Check out Sanhao Street aka Computer Street for your DVD needs. ;)
If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to respond!
RE: RE: about shenyang
I am thinking seriously about teaching at a University in Shenyang but from several posts I am wondering why these people do not like this city. I am asking you since you seem to be more positive. The left arm pit? I can easily understand why Shenzhen is the right arm pit. I have lived in Asia for 17 years now. I am guessing that teaching at a University is better than teaching at a cram school. Lots of trouble can easily happen at cram schools. I know I have lived in Taiwan for 17 years! Universities seem to be at least more easy to work with IF .... IF you also happen to have a desire to be polite, have a good attitude and are USED TO the way Chinese like to get things done.
About Shenyang again? Think twice, Professor!
Expats who write on Shenyang's walls
... can list a thousand one pitfalls
Those who heed these words of wit
... don't take jobs in this armpit!
RE: about shenyang
Well if you are on budget and you want to enjoy the culture of Shenyang than you are in the right place. The ring route bus is only 1 Yuan (US13cts) where can you find transport at this price. Not all the bus conditions are bad, some are good and the rest is improving. People tends to speak a little louder that doesn't mean that the people are rude is their way of life. Taxi starts at 8 yaun (US1 +) and they are honest. Try Tian Xi Choon above Carrfor supermarket in Tiexi than you realise Shenyang has excellent food at lowest price. Beside you can find very good public bathing house with include very good foot reflexology at only 36 yuan (US 4.75cts) Some of the buses are hard seat but at least you experience the how people can accept hard seat than soft seat. There are some places is not clean but you can move away from these places. If you have don't have budget then stay in Trader's Hotel. Along there is stretch of shopping centres and restaurants where you can shop until you drop and eat until you will stop. By the end of the day it depends on what you want to do in Shenyang.
Travel Tips for Shenyang
The Zhaoling Tomb
Situated in the Beiling Park, the North Tomb, as it is commonly known, is the burial mausoleum of Huantaiji. the eighth son of Neurhachi, the founder of the Qing Dynasty.
Covering an area of 4,500,000 square metres, the tomb was the largest one among the "three Mausoleums outside the Shanhaiguan Pass" before the Qing State entered the pass, and began to occupy the main part of China, forming the Qing dynasty which lasted from 1616 to 1911.
The road to the tomb runs from the main entrance gate of the park and is flanked by stone animals.
Cost of entrance to the Park and the Tomb is 36RMB.
Beiling Park itself is a lovely peaceful place to walk. You can hirer a bicycle inside the park, or there are little cars that take people from the entrance of the park to the tomb.
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