Shenyang | China Travel Guide
Shenyang (Mandarin: 沈阳，Shěnyáng) is the capital of Liaoning province, with a metropolitan population of over 8 million.
Check out this blog about Reasons to Visit Shenyang to learn about the city in more detail.
Visitors can arrive in Shenyang using numerous means of transportation.
The most common route for visitors is the highspeed rail which takes about 5 hours from Beijing or about 1.5 from Dandong (for those returning from North Korea).
Shenyang is also the best starting point for the rest of your exploration of the Dongbei region.
With an international airport, highspeed trains that move in every direction, and a wide range of other transportation options, travellers will be able to book a trip to their next destination with ease.
On top of that, Shenyang is one of the few cities that offers direct flights to Pyongyang, and it also hosts a North Korean consulate in the city.
Shenyang has a long and extremely rich history and this narrative is present among numerous sites in the city, originating from various time periods.
The region has had such an active history that it would take days to read through it in any amount of detail.
Seeking advice on visiting Shenyang will always come back to food, and there’s a good explanation for that.
Shenyang not only boasts its own local and regional cuisines but also provides a range of diverse options for those looking to try a wide range of new things and/or find some of the comforts of home.
Check out this guide on Where to Eat in Shenyang for more information.
Whether you’re looking to visit a city off the beaten paths of tourism in China, whether you’re a history buff hoping to experience rich historical narratives, whether you want to experience a range of culture and diversity far from home, whether you’re a foodie interested in some delicious new treats, whether you just want to relax and spend some time with locals in a new place… you’re guaranteed to find it in Shenyang.