I bought a couple of unusual products whilst in Shenyang one of them being a cucumber peeler which looked very much like a giant pencil sharpener. This produces delicate slivers of cucumber which you can then put on your face for an instant refreshing facial mask………..I bought this from a street seller close to Marshal Zlang’s Mansion. The […]
Shenyang is very much a modern Chinese city and whilst I was there I didn’t see many historic buildings but I did see these two which are close together and can be visited easily on the same day. Here are a few of my favourite photos.
Liaoning Palaeontology Museum in the grounds of Shenyang Normal University, close to a shopping centre and the metro yellow line. Allow an hour unless this is a particular interest. Love the shape of this ultra modern building. Science and Technology museum in the Hunnan district of the city. Something for everyone, a modern hands on […]
It was an absolute privilege to see pandas during my visit to Shenyang and I was lucky enough to take a trip just outside of the city to the Shenyang Wild Forest Zoological Garden. The park is a huge area to walk round so be prepared to pay extra for transport or take comfortable shoes. Visiting in […]
I didn’t travel far for this post! …..in fact just to my nearest town (Gosport) where I visited the old part of the Municipal Cemetery, never been there before but I was quite taken by it. It’s overgrown, the gravestones are hard to read and some are subsiding. There are blackberry bushes, spider’s webs and […]
I visited recently and this was my experience. The weather is humid, very hot usually between 29 and 32 celsius with heavy storms for short periods of time. My suggestions are – Cotton clothing with a light weight jumper or fleece for air conditioned areas. Thin waterproof for the storms. Comfortable shoes if walking. Long […]
First time to Shenyang and first time to mainland China…here are my first impressions. Extremely clean No litter on streets or pavements Cyclists expect to cycle through crowds so be mindful when walking Many tall apartment blocks Very bright shop signs and frontage People are helpful and friendly