Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is the main international airport servicing Shenyang. Shenyang is a city in the province of Liaoning located in the northeast of China. It is the focus city for China Southern Airlines. This airport caters to up to 12 million passengers, servicing about 97,000 aircrafts and 130,000 cargo planes every year. It is the 19th busiest airport in China. Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is located 30 kilometres south of the city of Shenyang.
What to see & do
Shenyang is the largest city in the northeast of China. It is a city rich in history and culture. It is divided into nine districts and has a monsoon-influenced continental climate. This means that winters in Shenyang are very cold, but often dry, and summers are very hot and humid. Because of its great importance with Chinese history, there are plenty of historical tourist locations in Shenyang that are worth visiting. One of which is the Mukden Palace. It is the first imperial palace built in 1625 and is designed with a distinctly ethnic Manchu architectural style. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the palace in Beijing. Zhaoling is located at the centre of Beiling Park in Shenyang. It serves as the tomb of the second Qing emperor, Huang Taiji. It was built for about eight years in the 17th century. Another tourist spot worth visiting are the North, South, West, and East Pagodas in Shenyang. These pagodas were built in 1640 and are now restored to their original appearance. There are also several winter sports resorts found in Shenyang including, Northeast Asia Ski Resort, Baiqingzhai Shi Field, and the Qipanshan Ice and Snow World. For those who love shopping, Zhong Jie, Taiyuan Jie, and Beishichang are the places to be.
How to get around within Shenyang
Taxis and rental cars are available in the city of Shenyang. Although some sight in the old city in Shenhe District are of walking distance, there are areas such as Beiling and Dongling that require transportation. Shenyang has a bus system that could be easily understood if one could read Chinese. If there is little knowledge with the Chinese language, there are area maps available at the city bus and train stations. There is also the Shenyang Metro that runs east-west across the city.
How to get there
Shenyang Taoxian International Airport offers flights to and from different parts of China including Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. It also offers direct international flights to and from Hong Kong, several areas in South Korea, North Korea, Russia, Germany, and Japan with connections to Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States. The airport is a focus city for China Southern Airlines and is served by airports such as Air China, Air Koryo, Air Macau, All Nippon Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Jin Air, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen Airlines, Spring Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines, among others.
Taxis are the easiest and most efficient way to get from the airport to any point in Shenyang. There is also an airport shuttle servicing passengers from the airport.
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