Shenyang Botanical Garden was built in 1959.It 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) showing various kinds of plants from the Northeast, North, Northwest and Inner Mongolia of China . 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 hills, a lake, 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 whole 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 have different features, including "Peony Garden", "Lilac Garden", "Azalea Garden", and "Rose Garden". Surrounded by so many flowers, you will be delighted by their pleasant fragrances.
In the south of the 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 stands a peak which offers a challenge to climbers. The Xing-Xing Paradise is intended for children and here, there are many different kinds of cartoon models, which the kids find very interesting. 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, the 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.
Address: No. 301, Suangyuan Road, Dongling District, Shenyang, Liaoning
Entrance Fee: RMB 50
Opening Hours: 8：00-17：00
Transportation: Take Bus No.330.
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