Shenyang Botanical Garden
Built in 1959, Shenyang Botanical Garden is located in the eastern suburbs of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, ten kilometers (6.12 miles) from the CBD of Shenyang City. It covers an area of 189 hectares (467 acres) and proudly regards showing various kinds of plants from the Northeast, North, Northwest and Inner Mongolia of China as its main task. In addition, it has become an tourist attraction, with over 1,700 kinds of plants, even including a rare plant, the Korean pine, now to be seen growing in Shenyang City. In this Botanical Garden, you will find undulating hills, a lake rippled by breezes, evergreen pine trees and beautiful flowers. In addition to all of this, you can also enjoy flowing waterfalls and elegant pavilions.
From a macroscopic angle, the Shenyang Botanical Garden is divided into two parts by the Fushun Railway. The southern part mainly contains 20 small gardens, the Cuihu Lake, and the Xing-Xing Paradise, while the northern part includes the Steam Locomotive Museum, hotels and the area for growing plants. Those 20 small gardens reflect different themes, including "Peony Garden", "Lilac Garden", "Azalea Garden", and "Rose Garden". Surrounded by so many flowers, you will be delighted by their pleasant fragrances causing you to feel quite refreshed.
In the south of the Shenyang Botanical Garden, the Cuihu Lake is well worth visiting. Its surface is broad, peaceful and green, just like a gigantic emerald. By the side of the Cuihu Lake, there is a peak which offers a challenge to climbers, and is a place where visitors can show their skills and strength. The Xing-Xing Paradise is intended for children and here，there are many different kinds of cartoon models, which the kids find very interesting and absorbing. The chain bridges over the lake also attract thousands of visitors. There are about 50 chain bridges and every bridge has its own style. Currently, a popular activity is, crossing the chain bridge. Additionally, you can see many rare wild animals in the zoo area and, in a word, there is a positive delight for every visitor. Above all, Shenyang Botanical Garden demonstrates to the tourist, the environmental protection which is being constantly maintained in the area, in order to reinforce their awareness of environmental aspects of the garden. Therefore, you can learn a great amount of scientific knowledge concerning ecological protection.
The traffic through Shenyang Botanical Garden is very convenient. There are three main entrances here. Among them, the West Gate (the front entrance of the garden) is called "the First Gate of Shenyang". Another important entrance is from the train station in the garden area.
All the year around, the Shenyang Botanical Garden seems so glamorous. Of course, many people will choose summer to go there, because more flowers are in blossom and the Cuihu Lake also provides visitors with much entertainment. Nowadays, the garden is part of the Expo Site, and there is no doubt that you will be able to thoroughly enjoy yourself.
If you have a chance to go to Shenyang City, please go, and you will be sure to feel a warm welcome.
How to get to Shenyang Botanical Garden
1. Take Bus 168, 384, V128, or Sightseeing Bus Line 1 to Shiboyuan (Shenyang Botanical Garden).
2. Take Bus 385 to Shiboyuan Nanmen.
|Ticket Prices||Entrance ticket: CNY 50 |
Free for children under 1.3m (4.3 feet).
CNY 30 on holidays and weekends
CNY 20 on weekdays
Note: Tourists can take the sight-seeing bus four times at most with their bus tickets.
|Opening Hours||9:00 - 17:00|
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