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Shenyang is the political, economic and cultural centre of Liaoning Province. It is also an important industrial base and a famous historical city. As the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty, it has one of the country's two surviving imperial palaces.

Shenyang's climate is relatively dry majority of the year with spikes in precipitation during the summer, due to the influence of monsoons. Temperatures vary as much as 10℃ from day to night. In the winter they can drop below freezing, so the smart traveller will plan to dress in layers.

Shangri-La Shenyang is in Shenhe District, the city's economic, financial and commercial centre.


All international travellers require visas.

Brunei, Japan and Singapore passport holders can enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days from majority of the Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue.

Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain.

For further details, consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels and shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.21 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.14 Euro (EUR)
0.12 British Pound (GBP)
1.17 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
11.56 Indian Rupee (INR)
18.93 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.15 US Dollar (USD)


All hotel services (such as accommodation, food and beverage, spa etc.) and their related service charge will be subject to tax at the prevailing rates.


Many mid-range and high-end restaurants include their own service charge that varies between establishments.


Business Hours

Bank Hours
9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday
Some banks are open on weekends as well

Office Hours
8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Shopping Hours 
9am – 9pm or later throughout the week
Opening hours may vary

Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor or health care professional about vaccination requirements before planning your trip.

We do not recommend drinking water from the tap. Bottled drinking water is available in every hotel room.


Dress is generally informal in Shenyang except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when a suit and tie is appropriate.

Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats, and gloves as temperatures can drop below freezing with strong winds and snow. Light clothing is appropriate for the spring and summer.


Shenyang’s climate is described as “continental monsoon”, which means it is a city of extremes. The weather varies dramatically from one season to the next: Hot humid summer temperatures can soar above 32°C, whilst bleak and very dry winters can see temperatures plummeting to between -20°C and -30°C.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan -5ºC -16ºC
Feb -1ºC -12ºC
Mar 7ºC -4ºC
Apr 17ºC 5ºC
May 23ºC 12ºC
Jun 27ºC 17ºC
Jul 29ºC 21ºC
Aug 28ºC 20ºC
Sep 24ºC 12ºC
Oct 16ºC 5ºC
Nov 5ºC -4ºC
Dec -2ºC -12ºC

8.18 million


Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Metric System

220 volts

Plug Type

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900