Address: Entrances are on Qingnian Da Jie or Xi Binhe Lu
Phone number: +86 (0)24 2393 1632
Price: 50 Yuan/ticket
The Liaoning Radio and TV Tower, at 305 meters, is easily the tallest structure in Shenyang. It’s commonly known in English as “the TV tower,” and in Chinese as 彩电塔 (cǎi diàn tǎ). The sign outside proclaims that the tower is one of the “top 50 tourist locations in Liaoning Province,” and one of the “top 15 in Shenyang.”
For 50 yuan visitors can take an ultra-fast elevator 200 meters up into the tower (70 yuan with dinner included). Inside the tower there is a rotating restaurant, a small bar with wine and beer, a few arcade games, and some pictures of “famous towers of the world.” The tower’s top attraction is likely the open-air viewing platform just upstairs from the restaurant and bar area. On a clear day Shenyang can be viewed in it’ entirety, and it can be very pleasant on a clear autumn evening.
Recommended: To make the most of your experience, go up the tower in the afternoon so you can see the city in daylight. Then enjoy a bottle of wine in the bar area, and head back up to the viewing platform for sunset.
Note: You must have a reservation if you want to dine in the restaurant!
Location: There are entrances on qīng nián dà jiē (青年大街) and xī bīn hé lù (西滨河路), just west of Qingnian Park (青年公园, qīng nián gōng yuán).
Useful Bus Routes:
214 from Summer Palace, Government Square
238 from Wu Ai Market
244 from North Train Station, Huigong Square, Government Square, Fangxing Square, Northeastern University
How to Get There:
Local bus routes: 207、214、223、244、246、603.