Hotel Jen Shenyang is located in He Ping District, in the heart of downtown Shenyang. It’s near the city’s famous shopping districts and tourist attractions, such as the Qing Palace and Museum, Korea Town and the Xinle Ruins.
Services and Facilities
- Fast, free WiFi everywhere, always
- Fully-equipped fitness centre
- Steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi
- Indulgent massage facilities
- 24-hour in-room Order-In
- Exclusive Club Lounge benefits
- Taxi, limousine and car rental service
- Conference facilities
- Complimentary shoe shine service
- Gourmet shop
- Gift shop and shopping centre
- Laundry and valet service
- Parking facilities and valet parking
- Safe deposit boxes at the reception
Shenyang is a sprawling metropolis that is both deeply rooted in China’s history and forward looking as it continues to transform since its industrial heyday. Hotel Jen Shenyang is located in the heart of the busy downtown area, steps away from the Shenyang Railway station and subway stations, making it a breeze for visitors to get around the city.
Exploring Shenyang can be daunting – it is, after all, the fourth-largest city in China. To get you on your way, I’ve put together a few places worth visiting during your stay. The first is Shenyang Imperial Palace, which is one of the most important ancient monuments in China. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place to learn a little bit about feudal China. It was here where the Manchu-led Qing dynasty first laid down its imperial presence, ahead of the Forbidden Palace in Beijing.
A short walk away is Marshal Zhang’s Mansion, once home to Zhang Zuolin, a Manchurian warlord who once ruled northeast China and his son, Zhang Xueliang, one of the most revered figures in modern Chinese history. Covering an area of 360,000 square metres, the complex features an unusual combination of traditional Chinese courtyard and European architecture alongside exhibits narrating the history of the storied Zhang family.
Walking around these historic sites is sure to work up an appetite. So, make your way to the nearby Zhongjie (Centre Street), one of the oldest streets in Shenyang, where you’ll find Laobian Dumpling, which has been serving up delicious stuffed morsels – steamed, fried, boiled – for more than 180 years.
About 20 minutes north is Zhao Mausoleum, the resting place of China’s second Qing Emperor, Huang Taji, and his empress, Xiaoduanwen Borjite. Up until 1928, it was only open for imperial use. Fortunately, it is now open to everyone. Remember to bring your walking shoes, as the mausoleum and the surrounding Beiling Park are massive! You can spot people in Shenyang playing chess, dancing, doing tai chi or even practising calligraphy with giant water brushes on the pavement.
If you’re interested in China’s industrial revolution, the Industrial Museum of China is where you want to be. Housed in a decommissioned factory, this fairly new museum has tons of industrial artefacts on display and plenty of information on the booming revolution that changed the face of China as we know it.
Let's switch gears to Shenyang’s emerging art scene. For that, I’d recommend visiting Shenyang 1905 Cultural and Creative Park. Here, you’ll find everything a creative soul could want in the form of art exhibitions, folk performances, experimental dramas and creative studios.
It’s time to fuel up. Xita Street, a.k.a. Little Korea, is abuzz all day with bars, clubs, teahouses, restaurants and plenty of shopping options. There’s a lively daytime market where you can buy kimchi and other Korean produce. So, don’t be surprised if you make multiple trips here during your stay.
I hope you’ll be energised and ready for more after one day of exploring Shenyang, because that’s how this city operates. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something new to discover will make its way to your agenda. For those moments when rest and relaxation beckon, my friendly staff will be waiting to welcome you back to Hotel Jen Shenyang.