See Shenyang’s Spring in Bloom
Springtime is one of the best times to visit Shenyang, when it feels like the whole city is blooming after a long winter of snow. I always pencil in a day to roam the enormous Shenyang Botanical Gardens and blow my cobwebs away.
Built for China’s Olympic Games, the gardens are gorgeous as leaves unfurl and buds start to flower. Trams help you navigate the space and small paths lead you off into unexpected flowerbeds while a lookout tower gives you views on a much-bigger scale.
I pack a picnic and head to the lake – also pretty as a picture now that spring is here. There’re also plenty of different attractions and tours if you want to up the action or have kids in tow.
Shenyang’s Botanical Gardens is one of the best places to see spring flowers. Take the subway or ask my team to arrange your car or cab ride.