Quick Facts

Important facts about the city

Located in northeast China, Shenyang is the capital city of Laoning Province. The fourth largest city in the country, Shenyang is a major industrial centre producing machine tools, copper, steel and electrical equipment.


All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to 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 most 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 as well as 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)
0.2 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
0.14 Euro (EUR)
0.11 British Pound (GBP)
1.26 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
10.04 Indian Rupee (INR)
19.42 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.22 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.16 US Dollar (USD)


A 15% surcharge, inclusive of government tax, is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.


Many mid-range and top-end restaurants generally include their own service charge which varies between establishments.

Tipping is discretionary as it is officially considered inappropriate and is discouraged.

Business Hours

Bank Hours 
9am - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Office Hours
9am - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Shopping Hours
8 / 9am - 9pm or later, throughout the week
Department stores are open 9am to 9pm every day

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.

Traders Hotel, Shenyang, recommends you drink only boiled or bottled water. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room.


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

Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats and gloves as temperatures can drop to well below 0C. Light clothing is sufficient for spring and summer months.

Note than visitors to pagodas and monasteries should be properly attired in long pants or long skirts.


Shenyang has a diverse climate ranging from warm during summer – 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F) – to extremely cold during winter – 10°C to -23°C (14°F to -10°F).



Plenty of sunshine

High: 5°C / 41°F
Low: -3°C / 27°F



Breezy with plenty of sunshine

High: 8°C / 46°F
Low: -1°C / 31°F
Partly Sunny High: 9°C / 48°F Low: -2°C / 29°F
Mostly Cloudy with Snow High: 3°C / 37°F Low: -8°C / 18°F

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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

7.2 million

Mandarin, Dongbei dialect, English

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Metric System

220 volts

Plug Type

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800