Liaoyang - Selected Popular Tourist Attractions

Liaoyang has many famous historical and cultural landmarks and scenic spots. The historical and cultural landmarks include Han and Wei Dynasty tomb murals, Tang Dynasty Goguryeo Yanzhou City (Baiyan City), Eight Treasures Glass Well, Liao Dynasty White Pagoda, Ming Dynasty Qingfeng Temple, and ancient city wall ruins. The natural landscapes include the picturesque Tanghe Tourism Scenic Area, the scenic Kuohe Gou Natural Scenic Area, the lush Shidong Gou Forest Park, the sparkling Binwo Reservoir Tourism Area, the winding Taizi River, the karst ancient cave formations of Guanyin Cave, the year-round frozen Gushaocheng Cold Area, and the fascinating Cold Cave.

Cao Xueqin Memorial Hall is located at No. 2, Woshi Hutong, Liaoyang City. It is built on the basis of the Qing Dynasty building, Wu Gong Mansion, and is a municipal-level cultural relic protection unit. The memorial hall is a compound with two entrances and four courtyards, with 21 rooms made of hard mountain tiles. The hall houses a statue of Cao Xueqin. The exhibition rooms in the memorial hall collect and display a series of historical archives related to the Cao family, Cao Yin's poetry, Cao family genealogy, and Qing imperial archives, among other documentary materials. In addition, there are multiple versions of "Dream of the Red Chamber" and national famous calligraphy and painting works related to "Dream of the Red Chamber" on display. The entire exhibition hall is a Qing Dynasty building, with couplets in each exhibition room and a prominent gold plaque at the front gate with the words "Cao Xueqin Memorial Hall" written by famous experts in Redology, Feng Qiyong.

Dragon Summit Mountain

Longding Mountain is a beautiful place with green mountains and clear waters, and it is full of magical stories. Longding Mountain has two main peaks, one in the north and one in the south, with a large grassland in between. Currently, the scenic area of Longding Mountain has a 15-mile mountain road, as well as facilities such as a small conference hall and entertainment venues. There is a "Zhonggu Tower" in the mountains, with an ancient bell hanging inside. The highest peak of Longding Mountain has an octagonal pavilion, from which you can have a distant view of the city center of Liaoyang. Longding Mountain is also the site of a beacon tower, and based on this, a 260-meter section of the ancient Great Wall and beacon tower has been restored. A dam has been built in the valley at the foot of Longding Mountain to create an artificial lake called "Dongshan Lake", where fish are raised for fishing by visitors.
During the early Qing Dynasty, the Eastern Imperial Mausoleum in Beijing had significant historical importance as the ancestral tomb for the imperial family. In the ninth year of the Tianming reign (1624), Nurhaci, the founding emperor of the Later Jin dynasty, moved the tombs of his ancestors to Yanglu Mountain, located 4 miles northeast of Beijing. This became known as the "Eastern Imperial Mausoleum". In the eleventh year of the Shunzhi reign (1654), the tombs of Nurhaci's grandparents were relocated to the original site, Qingyong Tomb in Hetur Ala Castle. Currently, there are four tombs in the Eastern Imperial Mausoleum, including those of Nurhaci's brother Shuerhaqi, eldest son Chu Ying, maternal uncle Muerhaqi, and his son Dachai. The mausoleum features architectural structures such as stone walls, mountain gates, and a pavilion. The stone pavilion, located in front of Shuerhaqi's tomb, is well-preserved and built in the architectural style of a single-eave gable-front pavilion. It has painted coffered ceilings and houses the marble "Prince Tuluhun Monument of Zhuang Da'erhan" inscribed in both Han and Manchu scripts with clear and delicate carvings.

Liaoyang Shidonggou Forest Park

Located in the Shuguang Qianjin Village, 5th segment of Zhonghua Street, Liaoyang City, the Donggou Forest Park is situated in the Taizihe District, 9 kilometers southeast of the city center. The scenic area is composed of Mount Dabo, Mount Jinzuo, Mount Shuangdui, Shidong, Langdong, and Shizhugou. Surrounded by mountains with dense forests, the park has nearly a hundred small and large peaks. It overlooks the beautiful Jinzuo Summit to the south and is equipped with tourist facilities such as a forest specimen garden, forest corridor, forest bathing area, forest cabins, forest restaurant, dance hall, sauna, etc., providing catering and accommodation services.

Liaoyang Longfengshan Scenic Area

Longfeng Mountain, located in Xiadahe Township, Liaoyang County, Liaoyang City, is 35 kilometers away from the urban area. It is a national 3A-level tourist scenic spot between Qianshan Scenic Area and Tanghe Reservoir Scenic Area. There is Longfeng Temple in the mountain. Longfeng Mountain, also known as Jinguang Mountain, has undulating peaks, unique and steep terrain, with the Jiu Long River flowing around it. The natural landscapes in the mountains include Longtou Peak, Dajingang Peak, Erjingang Peak, Jinch’an Greeting the Sun, Rhinoceros Turtle Gazing at the Moon, Resting Lion Peak, Mammoth Peak, Baiyun Cave, One Scene a Day, Welcome Pine, Jiu Long River, Longtan Weeping Willow, Laojun Pond, and Laojun Cabinet Stone, among others, and are known as the 28 views of Jinguang Mountain. There are also newly developed water entertainment projects, as well as newly built roads and parking lots at the foot of the mountain.