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Qipanshan Scenic Area

Introducing Qipanshan Scenic Area
The Qipanshan Scenic Area, located at 17 kilometers northeast of Shenyang City, is the largest natural scenic spot in Shenyang. The whole scenic area is composed of Qipanshan Mountain, Huishan Mountain, Dayangshan Mountain and Xiuhu Lake, also known as the Three Mountains and One Lake. It was named after the megalith resembling a chessboard which sits on the mountain. In 2000, Qipanshan Scenic Area is the first batch to be defined as the National 4-A Level Tourist Scenic Spot because of its natural landscape and historical attractions.

Qipanshan Scenic Area Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Qi Pan Shan 棋盘山
• Best Time to Visit: All year around
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 1 day
• Things to Do: Photography, Hiking, Skiing
• Opening Hours: 08:30-17:00
• Entrance Fee: CNY 20
• Address: Qipanshan Scenic Area, Hunnan District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province

What to expect at Qipanshan Scenic Area

The Qipanshan Scenic Area is famous for its green plants in spring, colorful scenery in summer, maple in autumn and snow in winter. The Shenyang International Ice and Snow Festival is held here from December to February every year, with millions of visitors enjoying snow sculpting, alpine skiing and other activities.

Qipanshan Scenic Area is a part of Changbai Mountain. At the entrance of the scenic area stands the sculpture of Tie Guaili and Lv Dongbin playing chess, so this scenic area is named Qipanshan, and also shown the profound chess culture to the world. The main attractions in the Qipanshan Scenic Area include Green Pool and Lotus, Wangyun Temple, General-ordering Station, Mother Stone, Wanghu Pavilion, Qingxue Pavilion and Nantian Gate.

How to get to Qipanshan Scenic Area

• Qipanshan Scenic Area can be reached by bus 168 and 384.
• Rent a car/bus from GGC to enjoy a hassle free private transfer from hotels in Shenyang to Qipanshan Scenic Area.

Additional travel advice on Qipanshan Scenic Area
• Please wear comfortable hiking shoes with a good grip.
• Please buy the entrance tickets at the official ticket office. Do not believe people who claim to offer tickets with discount.

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