2019 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications

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About Shenyang

Shenyang, formerly known by its Manchu name Mukden or Fengtian, is the provincial capital and the largest city of Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China, as well as the largest city in Northeast China by urban population.​

 

Climate​​

Shenyang has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate characterised by hot, humid summers due to the monsoon, and dry, cold winters due to the Siberian anticyclone. The four seasons here are distinctive. Nearly half of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August. Monthly mean temperatures range from −11.0 °C (12.2 °F) in January to 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) in July, for an annual average of 8.39 °C (47.1 °F). The frost-free period is 183 days, which is long considering the severity of the winters. The city receives 2,468 hours of bright sunshine annually; monthly percent of possible ranges from 45 percent in July to 62 percent in October. Extreme temperatures range from −33.1 °C (−28 °F) to 39.3 °C (103 °F).

Electricity Standard​

The standard electrical supply in China is 220 Volts at 50Hz. Conference attendees from foreign countries may demand a transformer for the appliance or electrical device. 

Currency

The CNY/RMB (Chinese Yuan, or Renminbi, ¥) is the official currency circulated in the People’s Republic of China. It can be conveniently exchanged in local banks and retrieved from ATM machines with your Visa/Mastercard. In Shenyang, most shopping centres would accept using Visa or Mastercard.

Local Transportation

More than 100 bus routes and 2 lines of metro system are at service in Shenyang.

Attractions

Mukden Palace (沈阳故宫): the former imperial palace of the early Qing dynasty. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

East Mausoleum (东陵): the tomb of the first Qing emperor, Nurhaci. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Beiling Park and North Mausoleum (北陵): the tomb of the second Qing emperor, Huang Taiji. The park covers an area of 3,300,000 square meters, and is serviced by trams for visitors. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Qipan Mountain (棋盘山): a recreation resort in Shenbei New District, northeast of Shenyang.

Strange Slope (怪坡): an 80 m-long, 25 m-wide slope on the western side of Mao Mountain in Shenbei District, famous for the unexplained phenomenon of vehicles seemingly able to move uphill unpowered.

Shenyang Botanical Garden (沈阳植物园) is located within the Qipanshan Tourism District. With a total area of 2.46 square kilometers, the garden hosted the International Horticultural Exposition in 2006. Since then it has also been known as the Shenyang International Expo Garden. A variety of botanical exhibitions are held throughout the year.

Meteorite Mountain Forest Park (陨石山森林公园), located in the southeast of Shenyang in Hunnan District. The biggest meteorite lies on the Huashitai Mountain of Lixiang County, and is 160 m (520 ft) long, 54 m-wide, 42 m-tall and about 2,000,000 t in weight. It is the oldest meteorite in the world which was formed 4.5 billion years ago and fallen into the Earth 1.9 billion years ago. 

Xiaonan Cathedral of Shenyang (小南天主教堂), the construction of the cathedral started in 1875 and finished in 1878. 

Shopping

Middle Street (中街) has a history of more than 100 years. In 2005, Middle Street gained the title of China top 10 famous commercial shopping streets and in 2008; it won the International Golden Street title. Middle Street is also the first commercial pedestrian street in China. Middle Street features many western-style stores and restaurants, including Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, Louis Vuitton flagship store, Häagen-Dazs retail store, etc. The largest shopping mall in Shenyang is also located on Middle Street, selling products from all around the world.​

Taiyuan Street (太原街) is another shopping area which is similar to Middle Street. Taiyuan Street also features many restaurants and theaters for people to enjoy. Many spend their holidays shopping on these two streets. There is also a very large underground shopping center, offering lots of items, especially fashion jewelries, accessories and clothing.

Wu'ai Market (五爱市场), features a large multi-story shopping center with a size comparable to that of many city blocks. It is famous for wholesaling cheap clothes and household items.  The information technology center is in

Sanhao street (三好街) in the southern part of the city. There are large superstores located throughout the city that sell everything from meat and dairy to clothes and electronics.