Shenyang Imperial Palace
Outside of the Forbidden City in Beijing, this is the only existing royal palace in China. The main structure was built in 1625 during the Qing dynasty. UNESCO listed it as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2004 as an extension of the Forbidden City ñ it is now the most popular tourist attraction in Shenyang.
Zhaoling Mausoleum (North Mausoleum)
Located downtown Shenyang in Beiling Park, the largest park in the city, Zhaoling is the tomb of an Emperor Taizong and Express Xiaoduan Wen during the Qing Dynasty. A unique characteristic of the tomb is its long pines, which stretch for miles. It has more than 2,000 pines, most of which are over 300 years old.
Fuling Mausoleum (East Mausoleum)
This is tomb of Emperor Taizu and Empress Xiaoci Gao of the Qing Dynasty sits on a 19 hectares area. Because it’s located on the eastern part of Shenyang itís also known as the East Mausoleum. It has 108 steps built along its terrain which symbolizes 36 stars and 72 ghosts. The Fuling Mausoleum has been included in the World Heritage List.
Shenyang Botanical Garden
A top-rated national scenic area, the Shenyang Botanical Garden is an oasis of several thousand species of plants interspersed with amusement areas, pavilions, corridors, sculptures, forestry, and more. The International Horti-Expo was held here in 2006.
Qipan Mountain Scenic Area
This incredibly beautiful scenic area is located next to the Botanical Garden. It features the Xiangyang Temple, Shennong Amusement Center, hot spring hotels and Dayang Hill Forest Park and is an excellent destination for sightseeing, relaxation, and meetings.
Shenyang Magic Slope
The Shenyang Magic Slope attracts lots of visitors who come from far and wide to experience its reverse gravity. About 80 m long and 15 m wide, it slopes from west to east. But interestingly, cars or bicycles that start at its slope almost autonomously go up the slop, but coming down it’s the opposite drivers and riders have to exert more effort to accelerate.