Address: Dongling district, Shenyang
Scenic Spot Introduction
On the south end of vast Songliao Plain, there is an intact semi old-growth forest and a tranquil water area, with winding southward river branches originated from Changbai Mountains. In the time lacking green, she looks like a piece of emerald that brought warmness and sweet, freshness and cool. Mountains and rivers here are harmoniously combined, showing distinct sceneries of four seasons and pleasing beautiful scenery. The biggest sightseeing and tourist attraction which integrates natural landscape, ecotourism, and recreational holiday together, and also the lead of Shenyang tourist industry—— that is the Traveling Development Area of Shenyang Chessboard Mesa.
Traveling Development Area of Chessboard Mesa has its own territorial advantage. It adjoins the Shenyang mother city, only 17 kilometers from downtown and situated in the center of city agglomeration of the central Liaoning province, such as, Tieling, Fushun, Benxi, Liaoyang, Anshan, etc. It covers a population of more than 20 million. Convenient transportation extends in all directions, connecting Shenyang second ring road, third ring road, Shenyang-Tieling expressway and Shenyang-Fushun expressway, etc, and forming an unhindered transportation network.
It has deep flourishing woods and tall bamboo bushes and blue water reaching the sky. Traveling Development Area of Chessboard Mesa is world-wide famous for its natural beautiful scenery and its advantaged traveling resource has been well exploited. The planning area of 203 square meters contains forest area of 97 square kilometers and water area of 7 square kilometers. Developed traveling scenic spots include: Chessboard Mesa, Botanic Garden and National Forest Park, etc.
In Shenyang Chessboard Mesa, winter makes the mountains a natural ski resort, and the lake surface a natural skating rink. Besides, advantaged natural resource condition integrates snow sculpture viewing, alpine skiing and ice and snow entertainment, which is very rare nation-wide.
“See ice sculpture in Harbin, and snow sculpture in Shenyang.” The Shenyang Ice and Snow Festival, by learning from the success of Sapporo Ice and Snow Festival in Japan, highlights snow sculpture viewing, and it provides a wide range of participation activities. After years’ effort, it has become a well-known tourism brand at home and abroad.
China (Shenyang) world horticultural exposition will be held in the traveling development area of Shenyang Chessboard Mesa. This year’s world horticultural expo is striving to present five features: a world horticultural expo which is the world biggest, held in forest, northern-featured, city-demonstrated, and environmental protective and ecotypic. And these features will be realized through the construction of four theme architectures: wings of phoenix, rose garden, lily pagoda, and comprehensive pavilion. World horticultural expo covers an area of 246 hectares and consists of 100 culture exhibition gardens and special gardens. Among them, there are 21 international gardens. International gardens coming from many foreign countries and regions such as the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, etc, form the foreign garden zone. Travelers can experience the styles of world top level horticulture. There are 53 domestic gardens which are unitized based on cities. Municipalities, provincial capitals, prefecture-level cities within Liaoning province and districts like Hong kong, Macao and Taiwan are earnestly invited.
There are 26 special gardens possessing not only ornamental value, but also high specialty and academic value. The biggest feature of Shenyang world horticultural expo is that it shows the distinguished seasonal sceneries. Multi-colored sceneries give “Shenyang world horticultural expo” ever-changing splendor.
All these scenic spots have their own specialties, forming the famous golden line for traveling in Liaoning province. Every year, travelers totaled more than three million person-time. On “May Day” golden week of the year 2004, the man-time of visitors from home and abroad ranked first among all the pay scenic spots which are supervised by National Holiday Office.
Come to the Travelling Development Area of Chessboard Mesa, and you can feel the best integration of life and nature.
Transportation: Visitors can take bus 330 or 331.
Open time: all day long