W Shenyang - Opening January 1, 2019
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Prime yourself for an all-encompassing experience in one of China’s largest cities, where you can go from UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to surging IT and business districts, to one of the country’s most famous shopping streets and bucolic settings, all in one day. W Shenyang translates the former Manchurian capital’s diversity of international expatriates, homegrown academics, multinational companies and native heritage into stimulating art, style and sophistication.

Marvel at the soaring 30-foot Mao Zedong statue in Zhongshan Square, from which boulevards lined with large gingko trees emanate. Within the old city walls, Middle Street bustles with the world’s most famous fashion labels and dazzling malls. Anchoring this spectacular stretch is the former imperial Mukden Palace, built to resemble the Forbidden City with Manchurian and Tibetan styles. Delve deeper into history in Beiling Park, home to the impressive mausoleum of the second Qing emperor Huang Taiji, tombs dedicated to Qing dynasty founder Nurhaci in the Dongling district, and archeological finds from as early as the Neolithic Period at Xinle Relics. The Liaoning Provincial Museum houses one of the earliest forms of writing known to man.

Head outside to Qipan Mountain, where each season presents its own breathtaking highlights, from verdant greenery to lush snow. Water sports and hunting are favorite activities in this fabled gathering spot of celestials. At Meteorite Mountain Park, behold the 4.5 billion-year-old asteroid piece that fell to earth 1.9 billion years ago. This awe-inspiring behemoth is 160 meters long, 54 meters wide and 42 meters high, and weighs two million tons.

Make time to watch folk dances at Dawutai Theater. Complete your exploration of Manchurian influences throughout the city with such culinary offerings as suan cai (Chinese sauerkraut), stewed chicken and mushroom, and meat pies.