Anshan is the 3rd biggest city in the Liaoning Province of China. Being just 92Kms from Shenyang, the provincial capital makes it easy to visit its spectacular tourist sites. Anshan is an awesome mix of modern urban life and ancient culture. The city is surrounded by national parks and mountains where the picturesque vistas mingle with splendid manmade relics that belong to the bygone days of the Tang and Ming Dynasties. The scenic beauty and the greenery around the city made it a pleasant weekend getaway even during imperial times. The pleasantly cool climate adds to its appeal as a tourist destination for domestic as well as overseas tourists.
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Mount Qianshan National Park – This scenic area near Anshan City has a very unique landscape because the various peaks look like there are a thousand lotus flowers. The national park consists of four scenic areas dotted with several tourist attractions. These include the magnificent 70-meters-tall Maitreya Buddha statue, several Buddhist temples, Taoist monasteries, Taoist nunneries etc. built during the Sui and Tang Dynasty eras. Visitors find the park fascinating not only for its endless natural beauty but also for the ancient cultural relics. Cable cars are available so that visitors can explore the hill slopes at leisure.
219 Park – The highlights of this tourist spot is the Jade Buddha Palace which has a height of 33 meters and the Yufo Yuan or Jade Buddha Temple. The temple complex houses an ancient statue of the Buddha which was unearthed from the Xiuyan Man Autonomous County. This impressive statue was cut from a single jade rock, weighs 261 tons, and is 7.95 meters tall. It is the largest jade statue of the Buddha in the world and is an awe-inspiring sight.
Other tourist attractions in and around Anshan City are the Birthplace and Memorial Hall of Zhang Xueliang, Tangangzi Hot Spring Spa, Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area, Shuanglong Mountain Scenic Spot, Xiao Temple, Dongshan Park, Lohan Holy Land, Lieshishan Park, Mengtai Park, Yongle Park, West Forest Scenic Area, etc.