Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 1987
Size of heritage: 13 ha
- Buffer zone: 153 ha
Seat of supreme power for over five centuries (1416-1911), the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings (whose nearly 10,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art), constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty in Shenyang consists of 114 buildings constructed between 1625–26 and 1783. It contains an important library and testifies to the foundation of the last dynasty that ruled China, before it expanded its power to the centre of the country and moved the capital to Beijing. This palace then became auxiliary to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. This remarkable architectural edifice offers important historical testimony to the history of the Qing Dynasty and to the cultural traditions of the Manchu and other tribes in the north of China.
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Hotels and places to stay
DoubleTree by Hilton Shenyang
Shenyang Jintaike Business Hotel
Sun 8 Hotel - Shenyang
Super Star Hotel - Shenyang
Daban 168 Hotel
Super 8 Hotel Shenyang Gu Gong
Large airport - 11 mi (18 km) Jinzhou Airport
Medium airport - 132 mi (214 km) Tongliao Airport
Medium airport - 137 mi (221 km) Changhai Airport
Medium airport - 179 mi (289 km) Longjia Airport
Medium airport - 190 mi (306 km) Sunan International Airport
Medium airport - 213 mi (342 km) Zhoushuizi Airport
Large airport - 220 mi (354 km) Taiping Airport
Large airport - 299 mi (482 km) Gimpo International Airport
Large airport - 342 mi (551 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Xiguantun Muguzu Manzuxiang
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.