Liaoyang

What is Liaoyang known for?


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the rein of the Emperor Qianlong. He achieved excellent scores in his Imperial exams and subsequently had a career that saw him become one of the richest and most powerful people in China. The museum tells the story of his life and has some English language translations. *


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(White Pagoda) has become one of Liaoyang's main tourism attraction in recent years. The first temple on the site dates back to 1145. The temple was destroyed by Russian troops during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion but later rebuilt. It houses a giant statue of Buddha made

around the pagoda in 1908. *


scenic

(White Pagoda) has become one of Liaoyang's main tourism attraction in recent years. The first temple on the site dates back to 1145. The temple was destroyed by Russian troops during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion but later rebuilt. It houses a giant statue of Buddha made

from sandalwood. There are two small museums for famous Liaoyang residents: Cao Xueqin, author of the book Dreams of a Red Mansion, and Wang Erlie, a notable Qing dynasty official. There is also a small museum just outside the city on the site of Dongjing - the old capital city. The Gongchangling County, just east of the main city is noted for its hot spring resort, golf course and ski centre. Outdoor activities include the Tanghe Reservoir Scenic Area and rafting on the Taizi river.<

around the pagoda in 1908. *


complex covers

. This temple complex covers some 60,000 square metres. Within lies a large statue of Sakyamuni Buddha made of camphor wood and gilded with gold. It is the largest, by volume, statue of Sakyamuni Buddha in camphor wood in the world and stands some 21.48 meters high. *


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, the city served as their empire's eastern capital under the name '''Dongjing''' ( ). Theobald, Ulrich. ''China Knowledge''. "PKFHSPKFHS History Song jinn-map.html Chinese History - Jin Dynasty 金 (1115-1234): Map and Geography". Accessed 19 Oct 2012. In the 17th century, the Manchu people rose up against the Ming dynasty of China. Liaoyang was one of the first Ming cities to fall and Nurhaci


major battle

, the old Goguryeo cities, can still be seen near to the modern city. This was the site of a major battle between the Tang and Goguryeo in 645 AD. Goguryeo (an antecedent of modern Korea) ruled the area for a brief period. Liaoyang rose to prominence during the Liao dynasty. Several buildings in the city date to this period. Among these is the White Pagoda (baita), which dates back to 1189 in the Liao Dynasty with additions during the Yuan dynasty. Wikipedia:Liaoyang


famous early

, Manchuria. Early life Wanyan Wulu was a grandson of the founder of the dynasty, Wanyan Aguda, and the son of the famous early-Jin general Wanyan Zongfu (完顏宗輔; courtesy name 完颜宗尧 (:zh:完颜宗尧), Wanyan Zongyao). Wulu's father died when the boy was just 12 years old, and he grew up under the influence of his mother, who had come from a Sinicized Bohai (Balhae) gentry family from Liaoyang. After her husband death, Wulu's mother preferred to become a nun instead of remarrying


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. This temple complex covers some 60,000 square metres. Within lies a large statue of Sakyamuni Buddha made of camphor wood and gilded with gold. It is the largest, by volume, statue of Sakyamuni Buddha in camphor wood in the world and stands some 21.48 meters high. *

email address 2 Zongxin Road, Wensheng District (文圣区中心路2号; Wénshèngqū Zhōngxīnlù) lat long directions Form the train station take bus 23 or 16 phone +86 419 3232297, +86 1330 4198145 tollfree fax hours price content This museum opend in 1985 and in 2002 was graded as a AA class site by the Provincial Tourism Bureau. The museum covers 31,450 square meters over five galleries and contains 4,000 items form the neolithic through to Ming and Qing dynasties. This site

city of the Manchurian Late Jin Empire in 1621. An imperial palace was built here called Dongjing or "East Capital" and covers and area of 0.75 square kilometres. A few walls and gates remain of the old palace. *


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is closed for renovation until at least October 2008. *

Liaoyang

'''Liaoyang''' ( ) is a prefecture-level city of east-central Liaoning province, People's Republic of China, situated on the T'ai-tzu River and, together with Anshan, forms a metro area of 2,057,200 inhabitants in 2010. It is approximately one hour south of Shenyang, the provincial capital, by car. Liaoyang is home to Liaoning University's College of Foreign Studies and a number of vocational colleges. The city hosts a limited number of professional basketball and volleyball games in a modern sports facility.

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