While modern Shenyang grows bigger by the day, glimpses into the past can still be found. Cultural and historical relics from Neolithic ruins to Qing palaces are still well preserved.
Shenyang offers a wide range of dining experiences. Due to its history and location in northeast China, Korean and Japanese cuisines are both well represented in Shenyang. Regional Chinese cuisines, such as spicy Sichuan and Cantonese dishes, are also quite popular. Western and other foreign restaurants are also widespread. Comfort foods such as New York style pizza or a nice Indian or Thai curry are favorites of our teachers.
Teachers enjoy a number of recreational activities during their time off, including football, mountain climbing, swimming, tennis, cycling, badminton, laser tag, bowling and relaxing in sports clubs. Many also enjoy as well as uniquely Chinese activities from kung fu and tai chi to calligraphy and learning Mandarin.
Shoppers will love Shenyang. Shops and markets cater to all tastes and budgets. Large supermarkets, convenience stores, and superb fruit and vegetable markets are available across the city.