Introduction of Xinle Cultural Relics
Shenyang Xinle cultural relics site is a settlement site of matriarchy period in Neolithic Age. It is very important prehistoric archaeological cultural relics in Liaohe River Basin, northeast China. This site measures about 350 meters from west to east, and about 150 meters from north to south. The total area is 52,500 square meters. It has 7,000 years’ history. Up to now, the field archaeological excavated area in the central area of the site measures more than 5,000 square meters. It has been confirmed that there exists a three-layer’s cultural accumulation in this area. 40 sites of semi-subterranean dwellings have been found there. Discoveries in Xinle site, fill the blank of the early culture in Neolithic Age, at middle and lower Liaohe River Basin and the history with human beings’ activities in Liaoyang and Shenyang regions can date back to 7,000 years ago, much earlier than the former 5,000 years’ history. It was also a great break through for historic research and archaeological study of Liaoyang and Shenyang regions. Xinle site is a very representative cultural type of the Neolithic Age in northeast region. It is defined as Xinle culture by historian circle. It has fairly high historical value, scientific value and unique cultural and artistic value. In the year of 2001, Xinle site was announced as the nationwide key point culture relic protection site.
Address: Longshan road, No.1, Huanghe North Street, Huanggu district, Shenyang, Liaoning province
Transportation: Visitors in the city can take bus No. 217, 232, 236, and take off at the west gate of Zhao Mausoleum Park, and walk to the destination; or take bus No. 136, 138, 294, 381, 382 to the Xinle site stop, and walk 300 meters westward from the crossroads traffic spot.
Open time: 8:30-17:30 in summer, 9:00-17:00 in winter