Liaoning Province, China

Liaoning Dalian AquariumThe Chinese Province of Liaoning is located in the People’s Republic of China. Liaoning Province shares its borders with the Yellow Sea also known as the Korean Bay and the Gulf of Bohai which is to the south. Liaoning Province is in addition linked to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In the west, Liaoning shares its borders with Hebei Province in the southeast and with North Korea.

The Chinese provinces of Jilin and Liaoning are marked with a border by the Yalu River of North Korea. It runs into the Korean Bay between Sinuiju and Dandong of North Korea and Liaoning respectively.

History of Liaoning Province

Liaoning did not exist prior to 1954. When the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, two provinces called Liaodong and Liaoxi existed along with Shenyang, Luda, Anshan, Fushun and Benxi as municipalities. These were later merged to form Liaoning Province.

Parts of the former Rahe province were added to Liaoning Province in 1955. Though Liaoning Province took parts of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region during the Cultural Revolution, it has been reversed back a few years ago.

Geography of Liaoning Province

Liaoning has several geographical areas which are the Western Highlands, with the Nulu’erhu Mountains located in the Western Highlands. Central Liaoning Province is considerably flat and has a low altitude.

Mount Huabozi is at 1336m above sea level the highest point of the province of Liaoning.

The important cities of the Province of Liaoning are Shenyang, Dalian, Anshan, Liaoyang, Fushun and Dandong.

Economy of Liaoning Province

In the whole of Northeast of the People’s Republic of China, Liaoning Province has the largest economy. In the year 2007, its GDP was a stunning 1.102 trillion Yuan and the Per Capita GDP was 25,725 Yuan.

Touristic Attractions in Liaoning Province

The UNESCO has included the Mukden Palace at Liaoning as a World Heritage Site. It is the extension of the Imperial Palace of Beijing. The Mukden Palace belongs to the ancient Qing Dynasty which moved in the past their capital to Beijing from Liaoning Province.

Also the the Mukden Palace is not as famous and well known as the Forbidden City of Beijing, but it has significance during the Qing Dynasty.

Another World Heritage Site found in Liaoning Province is the “Three Tombs” dating as well back to the ancient Qing Dynasty.

If you have enough during your visit to Liaoning Province, why not visit the largest “Anshan Jade Buddha” made out of Jade. It is the largest Buddha statue in the world.

As a Russian or Japanese, you must visit the city of Dalian as the port city is a gold mine for visiting Japanese and Russian tourists that come to see the architecture.

Sinuiju is a moderate city on the border to North Korea. Please make sure you have permits from the Liaoning Provincial Authorities before visiting certain area’s in Liaoning Province.

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