Liaoning Travel Guide
Last updated by meimeili at 2014/5/3
Liaoning Province is situated in Northeast China and its abbreviation is Liao. Liáo (辽) of the province name means the Liao River basin and Níng （宁）means peace.
Liaoning is usually called "the Golden Triangle" in the Northeast due to the advantageous geographical location, with the Yellow sea and Bohai Sea to the south, Jilin Province to the northeast, Inner Mongolia to the northwest, Hebei Province to the West. Because of Yalu River on the border with the North Korea, it plays a vital role in China.
Liaoning is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. Liao River basin plays an important role in Chinese Culture. There are a lot of legend historic relics from the Qin Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. Liaoning Province was the base for Manchu People to found the Qing Dynasty, so Liaoning has a lot of Manchu historic relics.
Festivals in Liaoning
Liaoning has a rich folk culture and custom which promotes its colorful festivals. Dalian International Fashion Festival, Shenyang International Ice and Snow Festival, Benxi Maple leaf Festival are the most famous festival in Liaoning Province. Travelers can enjoy various celebrations and activities during these festivals.
Shenyang International Ice and Snow Festival
Shenyang Imperial Palace and three mausoleums in the Qing Dynasty— Zhaoling Tomb, Fuling Tomb and Yongling Tomb are famous Manchu historic relics in Liaoning Province. Shenyang Imperial Palace is one of the well- preserved imperial palaces in China.
Shenyang Imperial Palace
Due to a geographical advantage, Dalian is a popular tourist place to visit. It is a wonderful city to escape a hot summer. Dalian Shengya Ocean World is a famous place to see a magical life under the water. Charm of the Sea Square and Golden Pebble Beach are worthy visiting in Dalian City.
Best Time to Visit
Travelers can enjoy a red world in Liaoning Province consisting of red leaves and red beaches during September and November. And a white snow world lasts between December and February every year. April is the best time to photography thousands of peach flowers in Liaoning. Visitor can also come to enjoy the purest and clearest blue sea and get rid of the hot summer in China from July to September.
Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province, is the economic, cultural, transportation, and trade center in northeast China, and also an important industrial and historical city. It governs 9 districts, 1 city, and 3 towns, with a total area of 13,000 square kilometers and a population of more than 7 million. This 7 million, of which about 5 million is part of the urban population, is contained within an urban area of 3,495 square kilometers.
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