918 History Museum
18 September 1931 is documented in history as the day that the city of Shenyang fell under Japanese occupation. This modern museum details this period in depth, often gruesomely portraying the events that occurred. With around 1000 photographs on display, this museum is well worth a visit.
Fuling Tomb (east tomb)
Fuling Tomb is found in the east of Shenyang and is the burial place of Nurhachi the founder of the Qing Dynasty. This UNESCO World Heritage Site covers almost 50 acres. Located 15 kilometres from the city centre.
Shenyang Imperial Palace
Often referred to as a smaller version of Beijing’s Forbidden City and along with the Beijing icon is the only remaining Royal palace in China. A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site (since 2004) the Imperial Palace offers an insight into the early Qing Dynasty with its collection of Art and cultural relics.
The Benxi Water Caves
The Benxi water caves are simply amazing. Formed over 5 million years, the site is an underground forest of stalagmites and stalactites. Enjoy a 40 minute boat ride through the passageways which are illuminated by different coloured lights to add to the spectacle. The cave is found on the Taizi River, 60 kilometres east of Shenyang.
Zhaolong Tomb (North Tomb)
Zhaoling Tomb is the burial place of Huang Taiji, the eight son of the founder of the Qing Dynasty. The tomb is located in Beiling Park in the North of Shenyang. The site is extensive and typical of the period. The statues and scriptures are protected by ancient walls and flanked by Pine trees.