The Spring Festival is the most important holiday in China and a time for the family to get together once a year. People in the city of Shenyang, Liaoning province have been enthusiastic in welcoming the Year of Pig and have filled the city with a joyful festive atmosphere through traditional activities, such as temple fairs or looking at the festival lamps that decorate parts of the city.
Here are some recommend routes for visitors to perfectly experience Spring Festival culture in Shenyang.
A trip through time in Shenyang Imperial Palace
A Qing dynasty drama at Shenyang Imperial Palace for Spring Festival [Photo/VCG]
Celebrating Spring Festival in Shenyang Imperial Palace is a traditional cultural activity since its first celebrations in the Spring Festival of 2005. Thousands of people visit the palace for a "trip through time" and immerse themselves in an imperial experience by taking in a Qing Dynasty dramatic performance, peruse the Spring Festival antiquities on display, and enjoying the holiday themed couplets calligraphy exhibition. Visitors can also have an interactive experience by taking part in traditional activities, such as making wood engravings, paper cutting and a sugar sculpture.
Address: No 171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe district, Shenyang, Liaoning province
Ticket price: 60 yuan ($8.84), discounts with valid certificates
Opening hours: 9:00 am–4:30 pm, tickets stop being sold after 13:45 every day
Bus: Nos 117, 118, 132, 140, 213, 222, 228, 257, 276, 287, 290, 292, 294, 296
Metro line 1: Zhong Jie Street station, Huai Yuan Men station
Official website: en.sypm.org.cn
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