About Shenyang, China
Shenyang is the capital of northeast Liaoning Province, and its largest city. It has a population of well over 8 million living in approximately 5000 square miles of land. This is the core of the Shenyang Economic Zone and an important industrial center. Electronics, automotives, software, heavy equipment, machine tools, and aerospace technology comprise the bulk of Shenyang’s industry, which started back in 1920.
Popular Destinations in Shenyang
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Shenyang? Though the humid, continental climate is monsoon-influenced, winters in Shenyang are cold and dry. There are four distinct seasons here; the ideal time to visit may be in July, when temperatures hover around a comfortable 76°F . Below are some of the most popular attractions:
Shenyang Palace Museum: Originally built with a distinct resemblance to Beijing’s Forbidden City in 1625, Shenyang Palace Museum later belonged to the Qing Dynasty. These days it operates as a museum, and boasts over 10,000 relics held in the 60,000 m² and 300 Manchu-style buildings. As an extension of the site of the Imperial Palace, Shenyang Palace Museum also holds the distinction of being on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Three Mausoleums of Shengling: Also from the Qing Dynasty, the Three Mausoleums are as follows: the Yongling Mausoleum, built in 1598; the Zuling mausoleum, built in 1634; and the Fuling Mausoleum, built between the years 1629 and 1651. Former emperors, as well as their wives, uncles, fathers, grandfathers, and even great-grandfathers are buried in these tombs.
Shenyang Botanical Garden: In the year 2006, the International Horticultural Exposition was held here. This event was the largest in the history of the Expo. The attraction offers 24 themed gardens, 23 foreign gardens, and 53 domestic gardens. Visitors can find tulips, azaleas, and thousands of other plant types and flowers in this 246-acre exhibit. Pine trees, elegant pavilions, cascading waterfalls, rippling lakes, and rolling hills decorate the themed exhibitions of flowers and plant life common to specific times of the year.
Marshal Zhang’s Mansion: Originally constructed in 1914, this mansion previously belonged to Zhuang Zuolin and his son. Since 2002 it has served its purpose as a museum. Several buildings, a West Courtyard, a Middle Courtyard and an East Courtyard comprise the architectural complex on 3.6 square acres. The location of Marshal Zhang’s Mansion makes for a picturesque backdrop for photographs.
Qipanshan Scenic Area: Don’t put the camera away just yet. The most expansive scenic area in Shenyang is right here. The four seasons in this wooded area bring snow in winter, fresh greenery in the spring. maple hues in the autumn, vibrant oranges in summer. From December to February each year, the Shenyang International Ice and Snow Festival is held here. Activities including Alpine skiing and snow sculpting are favorites among visitors.
Liaobin Pagoda: Not your average Pagoda, Liabin is a historical reminder of an ancient city dating back to 1000 years ago. It has 13 stories, an octagonal tower, and stands 41.7 m tall. A statue of Buddha adorns a shrine on the tower’s east side. The tower itself measures 10 m in height.
Shenyang Magic Slope: This attraction’s claim to fame is that of the unexpected. Gravity dictates that all things fall from above to below, but on this magic slope, that is not so. When passersby place an object at the bottom of this hill, it rolls upward. Those curious to see how this works may have to visit it for themselves.
Luxury Lodging in Shenyang
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Shenyang? Shenyang has some of the most luxurious lodging facilities including:
- Kempinski Hotel Shenyang
- Mandarin Oriental, Pudong
- Traders Hotel Shenyang
Airports In or Nearby Shenyang For Private Jets
Shenyang is covered by several airports making commercial and private air travel convenient. These are:
- Taoxian Airport (SHE): This is the most convenient airport to get to Shenyang, as it is 10 miles away. The public airport sits at an elevation of 197 feet above sea level and has a concrete runway measuring 10,449 feet in length. It handles over 12 million passengers annually, as well as over 99,000 aircraft movements.
- Dandong Airport (DDG): Located 130 miles away from Shenyang, this airport is at an elevation of 30 feet above sea level and mainly serves the city of Dandong. Several major commercial airlines use the airport to serve domestic destinations. The airport has a single concrete runway measuring 8,530 feet in length. Chartered planes and private aircraft can use the airport as well.
- Changchun Longjia International Airport (CGQ): Formally known as Changchun Longjia International Airport is 190 miles away from Shenyang. It operates as a hub for China Southern Airlines and sits at an elevation of 705 feet above sea level. The airport has a single 10,500-foot concrete runway and handles upwards of 8 million passengers annually. It also has 67,763 aircraft movements annually. Many airlines use the airport for domestic and international travel. Private aircraft can access the airport, though prior permission is required.
- Chifeng Airport (CIF): This airport is located 234 miles from Shenyang and serves China, Inner Mongolia and Chifeng. It has a single 5,700-foot paved runway making it accessible to smaller aircraft. The airport handles over 980,000 passengers and has more than 11,000 aircraft movements annually. Chifeng Yulong Airport serves several commercial airlines including Tianjin airlines which has destinations such as Shenyang, Tianjin and Hailar. Private and chartered aircraft can be accommodated here.
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