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    Walk Shenyang - Emperor Nurhachi's Tomb

    by yangshu Written Mar 13, 2014
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    Fuling tomb, where buried the first emperor of Qing dynasty, Nurhachi, is an good example of Chinese traditional architecture. Here, you can find many buildings and parts with different functions, such as pailou (gateway), brick steps, castle, hall, pavillian, drainage system...

    Children will like to join the tour because some small animals, such as squirrel, can play with them. also, they will see very old plants, such as 300 years old pine tree.

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    Walk Shenyang - Emperor Huangtaiji's Tomb

    by yangshu Written Mar 7, 2014
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    Teacher Chen is a researcher of manchurian emperor's tombs. In holiday, he like to lead some chinldren and their parents to visit Zhaoling Tomb where buried the 2nd emperor of Qing dynasty, Huangtaiji. Chen listed 6 features of the tomb and told the visitors many interesting stories. For example, their are two dragons chained on the stone gate, what they had done? A jadeite floor was set in the front of the main hall, do you know how much is it?

    You want to know the answers? Join the Walk Shenyang tours to find a historical city.

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    Liaoning: Home of the Chinese Dragon

    by yangshu Written Feb 24, 2014

    Where is Chinese dragon come from? If you just have chance to stay in Shenyang, you are lucky to get the answer. It came from Liaoning Province and you can find evidence in Liaoning Provincial Museum. Join WALK SHENYANG to find the baby dragon.

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    Shenyang Museum Tours

    辽宁省博物馆
    2014年3月1日星期六
    Saturday, March 1
    Liaoning Provincial Museum

    Pre-registration required before Feb. 27.

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    Welcome to join WALK SHENYANG tours!

    by yangshu Written Feb 23, 2014
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    Welcome to join WALK SHENYANG to have a wonderful neighborhood tours!
    WALK SHENYANG is a nonprofit tours program researched, designed and led by Volunteers for
    the Protection of Liaoning Cultural Heritage, which is fit for teenagers and backpackers. Those local volunteers, who know more about Shenyang history and culture than others, can sent you the most native, fresh and interesting information.

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    Gallery "Shenyang On My Mind"

    by yangshu Written Oct 9, 2013
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    This is a gallery to exhibit the local historical images, and also have many kinds of Shenyang-featured postcards to sell.

    A photo show - Photolog: Walking in Shenyang Industry Zone, will open later this month. All the photos were taken by Yangshu, a VTer, during the time a large industry zone Tiexi was removed. the photos record the different factory buildings in Tiexi, now you can never see them.

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    General's Abode and Bank Museum

    by akikonomu Written Sep 10, 2011
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    You can visit the general's abode which housed the warlord and his wives - this was post Qing dynasty and pre-Communist period. To appreciate the visit, I think it's good to know a little history of the warlord and his family background. Of course, there are many romantic tales spinned about his marital life but what's most relevant was that one of his wife's room was situated in an outhouse that overlooked his study so that she could see him when he's at work.

    The warlord (can't remember his name) was key to the abduction of Chiang Kai Shek to force a retaliation on the invading Japanese in the 1930s, and was subsequently exiled in Hawaii.

    Couple the visit with the nearby bank that was previously owned by the warlord. It is now a converted wax museum with many realistic statues of the people during that era.

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    Shenyang Imperial Palace

    by akikonomu Written Sep 4, 2011
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    I think it's a worthwhile visit despite its smaller scale and less importance as compared to Beijing. The standard sights like emperor / empress rooms are well preserved and out of the grimy reach of tourists.

    The streets outside the palace are lined with souvenir shops. Grab a roasted sweet potato from the mobile vendor to warm your frozen hands.

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  • Shenyang Huachen Cineplex

    by Keystone153 Written Jul 4, 2010

    Chinese name: 沈阳华臣影城(华府店)

    This movie theater often shows English films and features 3D cinema. I've been there twice, in January and July 2010, the first was to see a 3D film, the second a standard film. The staff does not speak English. Both times, the movie screen seemed dim, making darker moments of the film harder to see. For this reason, there may be better plays to see a movie in Shenyang.

    Address: 辽宁省沈阳市沈河区哈尔滨路118号, China

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    The Red Wall of Beiling Park

    by yangshu Written Jun 10, 2009
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    Beiling park is the largest public recreation center in the city of Shenyang and also a huge green woods in the northern part of the city. Because it has been a royal tomb for the second emperor of Qing Dynasty, the style of the park always imitate the traditional constructure.

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    Wanliutang Park

    by yangshu Written Jun 9, 2009
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    The park is at eastern part of the city which plants tens of thousands of willows on both side of the river and get the name of "Wanliutang". It's really a charming place during the summer time, especially during the evening, people after the supper could have a nice free walking.

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    Hun He Bridge

    by yangshu Written Jun 9, 2009
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    It's the entrance of the city of Shenyang. After your airliner lands on Shenyang Taoxian Airport, you could take taxi to go to the downtown. When you cross the Hun He river and on the bridge, you will see these beautiful landscapes. They are really latest built by the people who is getting richer here.

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    Mukden Allied POW Camp

    by yangshu Written Nov 7, 2007

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    Mukden Allied POW Camp run by the Japanese during World War ‡U is characterized as having had a high death rate, being professionally and permanently built, and having interned high ranking officials of the Allied forces.

    now, remains of the camp are only one dormitory building and a water tower. it will be preserved in the future as a memorials.

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    Shenyang Imperial Palace

    by henryckv Written Oct 5, 2007
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    When we think of Imperial Palace, our mind automatically focuses on Beijing. However, many people do not know that the first Imperial Palace in China was constructed in Shenyang. The Imperial Palace in Shenyang is tiny compared to the one in the capital. Both of them have a lot in common in terms of its architecture and design. Shenyang's Imperial City is usually packed with local tourists. When I was there, I did not see many international tourists.

    My suggestion is that if you are visiting China and you have extra time, you should visit this place. Otherwise, the Forbidden City in Beijing would be more than enough.

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    Home of the Qing Dynasty

    by ellyse Updated Sep 11, 2007

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    This Imperial Palace was home to the powers that be of the Qing dynasty, before they succeeded in breaking through the Great Wall of China and moving into Han-controlled China (Ming dynasty), during Emperor Tongzhi's (the 3rd Qing dynasty emperor) reign.
    It may sound strange, but although it's smaller and doesn't look as well-restored as the Forbidden City, the feeling was more authentic. It also costs a little more, but it's much less crowded and the atmosphere is more dignified. Overall a much better experience. This's the main reason for my visiting Shenyang twice in 2 years!
    There's a bronze model 1/10th of the size of the signature hall (called Da4 Zheng4 Dian4 = Great Administrative Hall) at the west part of the Imperial Palace, on display in a hall behind that one. Completed in December 2006 by a Shenyang craftsman, it weighs a whopping 3 tons!
    If you read Chinese, there's an interesting comparison between the architecture of Shenyang's Imperial Palace and Beijing's Forbidden City. Also, there's a leaflet that you can buy at the ticket office for 5 RMB (IIRC) that has detailed information about the history and architecture.
    Still 50 RMB for the Imperial Palace, no inflation since 2005. No student price available. In comparison, the (bigger) Forbidden City in Beijing costs 40 RMB (20 RMB for students). Maybe Grandpa costs more to upkeep?

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    RIP: Nu'erhachi

    by ellyse Written Sep 11, 2007

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    East Tomb (aka Fu2 Ling2) is the final resting place of Nu'erhachi, the 1st emperor of the Qing dynasty.
    The tomb compound is built in the style of a palace compound, with the tomb itself at the furthest end of the compond.
    It's quite a way from downtown Shenyang, when we visited in January 2007 it was quiet and peaceful. Not many people make it out here, it's a good place to sit and meditate if it wasn't so cold (winter)!
    IIRC, admission costs 30 RMB.

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