Shenyang Off The Beaten Path

  • It smells a lot worse than it looks
    It smells a lot worse than it looks
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  • Recreated Stone Age Houses.
    Recreated Stone Age Houses.
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  • the iron work
    the iron work
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    Bei Shi Chang ( north market )

    by yangshu Written Jun 11, 2009
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    If you have a hobby to find those old and shabby houses, you'd better go to Bei Shi Chang near Huang Si, a lama temple. The market has a history of 80 years, which was developed by that famous warlord of Manchuria, Zhang Zuolin. Now, only a small part of the old houses exist there. Take photo in hurry!

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    Gong Ren Cun (workers' village)

    by yangshu Written Jun 11, 2009
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    nowadays, Gong Ren Cun (workers' village) has been a memorial place to show the socialist industry heritage. More than 50 years ago, Shenyang absolutely was called the first city of china heavy industy that has contribute all its power and money to the new built country. at that time, the workers had a high position in the social life, and govenment developed a huge community to build the worker's apartments and other facilities. It was named as Gong Ren Cun.

    Gong Ren Cun has been the pride of the worker class before the Opening-up, now, it is just a old name for these nostalgic people to remind.

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  • The Hun River

    by mke1963 Written Jul 4, 2005

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    It smells a lot worse than it looks

    The Hunhe or Hun River looks like a little river on the maps of China, even on the maps of Liaoning, and I had seen the brown waters from the comfort of my speeding taxi on the way in from the airport. I have this thing about rivers, and whenever I visit cities with a river, I always end up on the bank for a walk. For most Chinese cities – as with many other cities in Asia – rivers have yet to become a desirable urban feature. Even in cities like Seoul and Brisbane, the riverfornts have only begun to develop in recent decades.
    However, the Hun River at Shenyang has to be one of the foulest rivers I have come across in China, and that is saying something. Getting to the riverside was a major task involving crossing several six-lane divided highways, four highway slip roads and then joining a long gaggle of cyclists crossing the bridge after a long day at work. I began to regret my determination to see the Hunhe, as my nose gradually detected its presence long before there was any visible evidence I was close.
    The fetid stench grew stonger as I approached, but I had diced with death too much crossing the highways to give up without seeing it. I made it onto the end of the bridge, where, 6 metres below, the swollen brown river stank its way past Shenyang. Whether this is a river or a unique chemical mixture could not be determined, but it did make me wonder where on earth it gets so polluted, given that there is not much industry upstream of Shenyang other than the city of Fushun.

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    zhongshan park

    by yangshu Written Apr 5, 2005

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    it's very beautiful downtown park built by japanese in 1910s. after anti-japan war, it was changed into zhongshan park as many city's.

    it is a central place in the city. many people gather here for walking, exercising, singing and giving speech.

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    Xin Le Yi Zhi - Stone Age Archaeological Site.

    by johnastbury Written Mar 31, 2004
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    Though this site is on tourist maps of Shenyang, it is on the northern edge of the city. Though not the most interesting place I have found in Liaoning, in a city with few sites such as Shenyang, it is welcome enough.
    The entry for adults is 14rmb, and with that one gets to see the remains of a 7200 year old site with some exhibits recreating the life of that time.
    The site is on two parts, the first is that of the old houses, some rebuilt with wood and straw, the other site containing the discovered artifacts, one of which is a beautiful, small and somewhat burned wood carving showing a totem of a bird or something.
    I went in the last week of March when Shenyang is still not too colourful. No doubt in early summer, when the leaves are green, it will be quite a nice place to visit.
    It is located to the west of BeiLing Park.
    One nice extra is a beekeeper on the way in, selling fresh honey. I didn't try any, but it looked good.

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    This is the most STRANGE road...

    by weeklygo Written Sep 8, 2002

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    This is the most STRANGE road in the world, maybe. When you drive a car or ride a bycicle here...you will find it easier to slide 'up' than to go 'down'...how come? Sorry, have no idea...

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    the 1st water tower in shenyang

    by yangshu Written Apr 5, 2005

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    it was built in 1915 by japanese, which is a symble of shenyang water supply system.

    the concrete surface of the tower is a aged yellow, very beautiful.

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    a new tower in the west

    by yangshu Written Mar 7, 2005

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    shenyang has had four white towers in the north, south, east and west. the west tower had been destructed. some years ago, govenment built it again to raise the travel market nearby.

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    bitan park

    by yangshu Written Feb 27, 2005

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    it's a very small and quiet park in the shadow of high building. near beihang commercial street. you turn left, go through the building and find this charming place

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    monkey home in downtown

    by yangshu Written Feb 27, 2005

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    shenyang zoo has been move to the suburb. it's the only wild animal cage in the downtown. in bitan park near beihang commercial street, at the eastern gate, you will find 3 monkeys in a big cage.

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    new orlean - shenyang

    by yangshu Written Feb 16, 2005

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    once a time, i and my friend walked on chaoyang jie in zhongjie commercial area. she suddenly shout out that it is a new orlean style building by the street.

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    trash place and funeral band

    by yangshu Written Feb 16, 2005

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    lajixiang

    under my apartment, there is a trash place. on the wall, it's a funeral band ads with a number. i think they find a good place to paint their ads, cause no one will erase it on the trash wall.

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