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History Shenyang

Shenyang is located to the north of Hun River (named Shen Shui River in the ancient time), and the ancient Chinese traditionally called the north of a river "yang". So the city got its name as Shenyang. Shenyang is an ancient city with a long history. Back to more than 7,200 years ago, ancestors of the mankind lived and multiplied on this beautiful land. It was subordinate to Yingzhou before Zhou Dynasty (about the 11th century B.C.), subordinate to Liaodong County during the Period of Warring States (475-221 B.C.), to Hou City in the Western Han Dynasty (206-24 B.C.).
Shenyang History

Shenzhou was set up in Liao Dynastry (960-1127), surrounded by earthen walls. This was the start of the city of Shenyang. The city continued to use the name Shenyang in Jin Dynastry (1127-1279). And in Yuan Dynastry, the city was rebuilt and renamed Shenyang Lu. In 1625, Nurhach, the Tai Zu Emperor of Qing Dynasty, transferred its capital from Liaoyang to Shenyang, and in 1634, Huang Tai Ji, Tai Zong Emperor of Qing Dynasty worshipped Shenyang as Shengjing, and it became the capital of Qing Dynasty. In 1644, after the capital was moved to Beijing in Qing Dynasty, Shenyang became an accompanying capital. After Qing united the whole China, in 1657, it set up Fengtian Government in Shenyang. In 1945, the city recovered its name-Shenyang.

Geography Shenyang

Shenyang Geography

Shenyang is located in the southern part of Northeast China and in the central part of Liaoning Province, 122°25'9?-123°48'24? East Longitude, and 41°11'51?-43°2'13?North Latitude. The area of the city is 13,008 square kilometers, with an urban area of 3,495 square kilometers.

Most of Shenyang region rests on a plain, stretching flatly. Mountains and highlands are mostly concentrating in the southeastern part, which belongs to the extended part of Liaodong mountainous highlands.

The western part of Shenyang is the alluvial plain washed over by Liao River and Hun River, slightly sloping from northeast to southwest. Within the city, there are Liao River, Hun River, North Sha River, Xinkai River and South Canal, etc.

Climate Shenyang

It belongs to Temperate Zone Semi-humid Continental Climate in Shenyang area, strongly influenced by monsoon. There are sharp distinctions among the four seasons. The golden tourist season stretches from April to October each year.
Touring in Shenyang in spring and autumn, you only need light clothes (such as jacket, sweater and suit). And it is rather hot in summer, so T-shirt is OK. Compared with the southern part of China,it is cold and dry in winter in Shenyang, so you should bring with you down jacket or cotton coat. It would be a good idea to bring with you rain ears in spring, summer and the period when summer gives place to autumn.
Shenyang Climate

Natural Ecological Environment Shenyang

Natural Ecological Environment
Shenyang has a forest area of 147,000 hectares, a meadow area of 82,400 hectares, a total water resource volume of 3.26 billion cubic meters per year, and a water area of 13,700 hectares. In the surrounding area of Shenyang, there are scenic Huishan Mountain, Tianzhu Mountain and rivers with rippling green waves, such as Hun River, Liao River, North Sha River, Xinkai River and South Canal, etc.

Economy Shenyang

Shenyang is one of the famous industrial cities in China keeping a good name of "Equipment Department of PRC". Shenyang has abundant property resources and large-scaled economy. Shenyang ranks the 5th among all the cities in China with regard to its overall strength. At the same time, the World Bank regards Shenyang as one of the most competitive cities of the world.

Shenyang deals in all industrial aspects, and is capable of manufacturing whole set products with high techniques. Also, Shenyang is based on suburban agriculture with high industrialization and comprehensive rate of com-modification. The new rising tertiary industry has developed rapidly,

Shenyang Economy

such as: financial industry, information service industry and tourism. Taking advantage of the techniques and qualified personnel, Shenyang has solid strength in technique development, industrialization of advanced techniques and technological markets. As the regional central market, Shenyang has a great impact on its neighbouring cities and even the whole China is under its influence.
Facing the development of the new century, Shenyang would promote its modernization of industry and agriculture. Developing tourism, electronic communication industry, automobile industry, and environment protection industry would form new pillar industries. Actively participating in the international cooperation and competition would promote the economic development of Shenyang and it will surely play an important role as a central city.

Culture Shenyang

Shenyang Culture
The cultural art in Shenyang is prosperous, and the literature creation and artistic performances are blooming day-by-day. There have been new achievements in cultural facilities construction and the mass cultural life is enriched day by day. 22 cultural plazas have been built and come into use. The cultural network of towns and streets in Shenyang is improving day by day. In the whole city,

there are 15 mass art houses and culture houses, 2 museums, 19 public libraries, 1 archive establishment. 7 art performing organizations, 1 city-level radio station and 1 city-level TV station. And now, the pro-portion of people receiving radio in the whole city is 97.22%, and the proportion of people receiving TV programs is 98%. And for the whole year, there are also outstanding achievements made in media publishing work.

A Survey of Tourist Industry Shenyang

Shenyang, a historically and culturally famous city, is the center of politics, economy, culture and tourism in Northeast China. Shenyang's tourist industry is heading towards industrialization. Through efforts of all, the city functions have been greatly improved, and the solid basis for Shenyang's tourist industry to develop towards internationalization is laid.
A Survey of Tourist Industry

Rich tourist resources, excellent geographical advantages, improved tourist productivity level and huge potential for development facilitate the growth of its tourist industry. There are, in Shenyang, a total of 68 international and domestic travel agencies; 63 foreign-related hotels (guest-houses); 48 star-rated hotels and more than 30,000 full-time employees in tourist industry. Its overseas tourist markets extend to more than 130 countries, and its domestic market extends throughout the country. Shenyang has 5 international airlines, and a periodic charter flights to Southeast Asia, Russia and Europe, etc.
Shenyang has become one of the top tourist cities of China, which gives Shenyang a brighter future for the development of its tourist industry. And Shenyang will make a unique presentation to the whole world. Shenyang in the 21st century will be a famous tourist city in the North, which is highly civilized, highly developed and well known throughout the world.

Tourism Logo of Shenyang City Shenyang

Tourism Logo of Shenyang City

The tourism logo of Shenyang is diamond-shaped. Its pattern consists of 3 parts. On the upper half are the earth and the dove, which come from the deformation of the initial letters of Shenyang-"S" and "Y". On the lower half is the Dazheng Hall of Shenyang Imperial Palace, with the word "Shengyang" on one side and "tourism" on the other.


The meaning of the whole pattern is that the famous historical city, Shenyang, welcomes tourists from home and abroad.

Logo of Shenyang City Shenyang

The Universe develops through competition, yet today's inner meaning is the same as the past.
The Sun Bird is a charred piece of ancient woodcut which is unearthed at Shenyang Xinle Relics in 1978. According to research, it is more than 7,200 years old. The original was 45 cm long, in a very beautiful configuration, like a bird, like a fish, like a sheep, yet was none of these. It is an invaluable asset of China.
Birds are singing and flying. The Sun Bird was the totem of tribes in the Neolithic Age. The Xinle Tribe regarded it as a saint patron and worshipped it generation after generation.

One city and one country should have its own origin, and have vigorous life in its own. The Sun Bird is the symbol of the start of Shenyang City, and it is also the symbol of the city's spirit and civilization.

The Sun Bird is young forever and leaves its good name for thousands of generations.

Logo of Shenyang City

City Flower of Shenyang Shenyang

City Flower of Shenyang
The rose, which has been regarded as the symbol of good will and noble wishes, is widely cherished by people all over the world. Many countries select is as their national flower. It is widely planted throughout our country and Shenyang, in particular, has a long history of raising rose. In June every year, when rose is in full blossom, the roses in clusters are brightly colored, graceful and fragrant.

Besides, the rose can grow in clod weather and even in unfertile soil, therefore, Shenyang selects the rose as its city flower.

City Tree of Shenyang Shenyang

The tourism logo of Shenyang is diamond-shaped. Its pattern consists of 3 parts. On the upper half are the earth and the dove, which come from the deformation of the initial letters of Shenyang-"S" and "Y". On the lower half is the Dazheng Hall of Shenyang Imperial Palace, with the word "Shengyang" on one side and "tourism" on the other.
The meaning of the whole pattern is that the famous historical city, Shenyang, welcomes tourists from home and abroad.

City Tree of Shenyang
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