List of popular tourist attractions in Liaoyang

There are many famous historical and cultural landscapes and scenic spots in Liaoyang. The historical and cultural landscapes mainly include the Han and Wei period tomb murals, the Tang Dynasty Yanzhou City (Baiyan City) and the Eight Treasures Lumi Well, the Liao Dynasty White Pagoda, the Ming Dynasty Qingfeng Temple and the ancient city wall ruins. In addition, there are also the Qing Dynasty Dongjing City, Dongjing Mausoleum, the ancestral stele of Cao Zhenyan, the great-grandfather of Cao Xueqin, and the Cao Xueqin Memorial Hall. The natural landscapes include the scenic area of Tanghe River, which has beautiful mountains and clear water, the picturesque Hexiaogou Natural Scenic Area, the lush Shidonggou Forest Park, the Binhuo Reservoir Tourism Area with rippling waves, the winding Taizi River, the Karst ancient karst cave - Guanyin Cave and the year-round ice-covered Guceshan cold area and Cold Cave wonders.

Guangyou Temple was built during the Han Dynasty and is one of the earliest Buddhist temples in China. It reached its peak in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In the Huaxia Square in the Guangyou Temple scenic area, there is a magnificent green stone archway with five doors and six pillars. The statue of Shakyamuni Buddha enshrined in the temple is a famous wooden gilded Buddha in the world today. Guangyou Temple is magnificent and grand. The green stone archway in front of the mountain is 34 meters wide and 16 meters high, with five doors and six pillars. It is a representative work of Chinese stone archways, with exquisite carvings. On both sides of the main gate of the mountain, there are bronze sculptures. On the left is a picture of chariots and horses marching, and on the right is a mural of chariots and horses marching during the Two Han Dynasties. The works vividly depict the lively scenes of officials in Liaodong riding in carriages and demonstrate the Han and Wei style of the northeastern region of ancient Xiangping leading the way. On the right side is the scene of riding cranes to ascend to immortality, inspired by folklore.
Liaoyang White Pagoda is located on Section 1 of Zhonghua Avenue, in the Bai Ta Park in the northern suburbs of Liaoyang City. It is one of the six tallest towers in China and is a key national cultural heritage site. The White Pagoda in Liaoyang has a majestic and ancient appearance, and was built during the Liao and Jin Dynasties. After several generations of repair and maintenance, it still retains its original style. Originally known as Guangyou Temple Pagoda, it was named after the white lime coating on its body. The white pagoda is built with bricks and has an octagonal structure with thirteen levels and a dense eave-style structure. It is 70.4 meters high and consists of four parts: the base, the body, the eaves, and the pinnacle, with interior compartments. The white pagoda is adorned with brick-carved Buddhas, attendants, and celestial beings on all eight sides, displaying exquisite craftsmanship. Each level of the tower has wind chimes and bronze mirrors, and the top of the tower is adorned with a gold-plated copper pinnacle, a precious gem, and a spoked wheel. The overall architectural artistry is of high level, making it the leader among ancient pagodas.
The museum is located at No. 2 Zhonglu Road, Wensheng District, Liaoyang City. It was officially opened on October 1, 1985. The building covers an area of 450 square meters, with a total of 31 rooms and 5 exhibition halls. Based on a brief history of Liaoyang, over 300 selected cultural relics are displayed among over 4,000 items. The exhibits include exquisite artifacts from the Neolithic period to the Ming and Qing dynasties, mainly consisting of unearthed cultural relics as well as some handed down treasures. Noteworthy artifacts include a fossil of a Meishan rhinoceros from the Pleistocene period, bronze wares from the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods, unearthed cultural relics from the Western Han Dynasty village, and ancient tomb murals.
Along the way, there are plants and trees everywhere, and the greening of the Taizi River Scenic Area is good. The scenic spot has a sightseeing square, as well as various types of viewing pavilions, small buildings, sculptures, etc. There are 13 water-related attractions in the scenic area, including the Sleeping Rainbow by the Water, the Dragon King Night Crossing Site, and the 13 water tours. There is also a natural bathing spot on the banks of the Taizi River, which is a good place for people to visit, relax, swim, and cool off. There is also a Taizi River drifting project, with a distance of 10 kilometers from the Xiewo Reservoir Dam to the Yanzhou City, with fast and suitable water flow, winding and beautiful scenery. You can also admire the emerald peak cliffs, the Jiulian Cave, the Yanzhou City Ruins, and other landscapes along the way, which are unique.
The Liao Yang White Tower Park, established in 1908, has four tourist areas for cultural relics sightseeing, flower viewing, children's amusement, and animal watching. The White Tower, built in the Liao Dynasty, is the tallest tower in Northeast China and one of the six great towers in China. It is a part of the Buddhist pagoda. Outdoor towers are generally built near temples and can be classified into eight types, including divine transformation tower, victory tower, passing away tower, dharma wheel tower, descending from heaven tower, bodhi tower, harmonious tower, and nirvana tower, with the White Tower belonging to the bodhi tower. In White Tower Park, 119 small towers surround the main tower, forming a unique tower forest. The white tower body, pure and white as jade, with a round upper part and an uplifted lower part, is grand in scale. The main tower is 33 meters high, and the small towers are 2.5 meters high. Against the backdrop of the blue sky, they appear extraordinary and magnificent, showcasing the superb architectural skills and artistic beauty of the Tibetan ethnic group.

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