Shenyang Dongling Park

Shenyang Dongling Park: Hours, Address, Shenyang Dongling Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Shenyang Dongling Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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ChiYuLu
By ChiYuLu
Great outdoor experience inside the park, with a humanistic flavor
Jun 2019
This UNESCO site used to be the mausoleum of the founding father of the Qing dynasty, Nuherharji (1559-1626). He didn't assume the title of emperor of China (or the Manchus), but did first launch the campaign against Ming. Unfortunately, he died about two decades before Qing overtook Ming, and was later respected as the founding father of the last dynasty in China's history, Qing. The site is not that far from the city center, but there are only a few public transport options (You can take bus No.218 or 168 from Zhongjie). Compared to Beiling park (located among residential areas, metro accessible), this park is isolated and quiet with much far less visitors, which is brilliant (so you can avoid the crowd and noise or the hectic urban environment altogether). As a local, I've been there multiple times, and I particularly enjoy the view from the high walls. Also, the tomb was located up on a hill, which was the Manchu way (unique compared with Han traditions). The whole park is quite large, and the site was first built in the 17th century based on natural environment and local topography, whereas the Beiling site was man-made (authentically built in the 17th century with great nature though). From the map you'll see, Dongling park is connected with the hills and mountains to the east and the northeast, and Beiling park is located in the middle of a plain, with no natural habitat nearby (Beiling is worth visiting as well and easy accessible, but here we are ).

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ChiYuLu
Shenyang, China52 contributions
Great outdoor experience inside the park, with a humanistic flavor
Jun 2019
This UNESCO site used to be the mausoleum of the founding father of the Qing dynasty, Nuherharji (1559-1626). He didn't assume the title of emperor of China (or the Manchus), but did first launch the campaign against Ming. Unfortunately, he died about two decades before Qing overtook Ming, and was later respected as the founding father of the last dynasty in China's history, Qing.

The site is not that far from the city center, but there are only a few public transport options (You can take bus No.218 or 168 from Zhongjie). Compared to Beiling park (located among residential areas, metro accessible), this park is isolated and quiet with much far less visitors, which is brilliant (so you can avoid the crowd and noise or the hectic urban environment altogether). As a local, I've been there multiple times, and I particularly enjoy the view from the high walls. Also, the tomb was located up on a hill, which was the Manchu way (unique compared with Han traditions).

The whole park is quite large, and the site was first built in the 17th century based on natural environment and local topography, whereas the Beiling site was man-made (authentically built in the 17th century with great nature though). From the map you'll see, Dongling park is connected with the hills and mountains to the east and the northeast, and Beiling park is located in the middle of a plain, with no natural habitat nearby (Beiling is worth visiting as well and easy accessible, but here we are ).
Written May 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cheeghee C
Penang Island, Malaysia22 contributions
visit Nuherharji at shengyang
Jun 2019 • Solo
a bit far from the city, but the environment is very nice, less people , can slowly enjoy ,no need to rush or crash with so many people , layout is quite nice, and clear . worth to come since this was the first king of this dynasty
Written June 23, 2019
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George N
Shenyang, China444 contributions
Nice way to spend a quiet afternoon
Oct 2017
The park sits right outside a famous tomb and is a nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Pack a picnic and check out the Buddhist temple nearby.
Written October 10, 2017
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hopeful1951
Ahmedabad, India155 contributions
Colorful Park with really breezy pathways
Sep 2017 • Business
We had half a day free so were taken to see the park. Entry to the park is free but entry to the emperor's tomb is charged.

We went in the afternoon time... It was extremely sunny but minute we were in shade, it was breezy n cool. Really a haven in a busy city like Shenyang
Written October 2, 2017
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Asset B
Europe140 contributions
Quiet a huge park
Sep 2016 • Couples
I'm impressed by the size of the parks in Shenyang in general and this one is yet another big one. Once you are in here you won't believe you are in such a big city as you don't hear the traffic anymore.
The only sad part is that some of the restorations has been done in a not so professional way, so that you can clearly see where things got repaired and where older parts are.
Written August 22, 2017
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Sam B
South Carolina297 contributions
Well worth the trip!
Sep 2016 • Couples
Dongling is the burial tomb of the first emperor of the Qing dynasty. It's on the outskirts of town so you will need to travel there by taxi, Didi or private car. It's also served by public buses. We went with a Didi driver but could not get a driver to take us back to Shenyang, so we took a public bus to Shi Fu Square and caught a subway home from there. The bus was great, 1 yuan a ticket, not very crowded and we got a seat. We went to DongLing on a weekday which was a great decision - there was practically nobody else there! It was amazing and not an experience that I have had in my travels around China. DongLing is really more like a large park than a mausoleum. There is a long walk before you get to the actual burial area and that long walk is populated with many pine trees which are hundreds of years old. There are also monuments with both Manchu and Han characters inscribed in stone and four carved stone animals (camel, horse, tiger and lion) in pairs on either side of the long walkway. Be prepared to take many photos! You could bring a picnic lunch also; it would be a great place for that. We spent about 6 hours there walking and exploring the grounds and the temples. There is also a public park adjacent to the mausoleum which charges additional admission. We went there also and that was relaxing as well but there are no sights to see there. Highly recommend you go if you need to get away from the crowds in Shenyang for a day.
Written October 24, 2016
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Brian E
Shenyang China70 contributions
History and relaxation
Aug 2016 • Friends
The Dongling Park is part of the Fuling Tomb - outside the Walls of the main Tomb area. Still has some of the thousands of 400 year old Pine trees planted originally when the tomb was opened in 17th century - the rest were destroyed during the Japanese occupation in 1930's and 40's.
The Park and lake are well worth a look - to get there the 168 bus leaves from opposite the North Train Station - 4Y - as this is the start of the bus run you will be sure to get a seat. Most of the trip goes under the E/W motorway.
Written August 30, 2016
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Pengilld
Crows Nest, Australia217 contributions
Relaxing and away from crowds
May 2016 • Couples
Large expanse of a park that features a golf course, a lake and the first Qing emporer's tomb. Great for a picnic and fresh air.

Detailed reviews of the tomb are listed under 'Fuling Tomb'.
Written May 19, 2016
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ZB_Bamboo
Shenyang, China11 contributions
Nice for relaxing and to get some fresh air
Jan 2015 • Family
The area is an old emperor tomb area in a very good condition. To reach the tomb you have to walk a very nice park; and the whole area is located within a big forest, so you can get fresh air during your trip
Written December 11, 2015
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Red_Chinese
Shenyang70 contributions
relaxed Park with nice old Buildings
Feb 2015 • Business
This park is similar to Beiling Park, but less people, especially on the weekend. Park itself has more old trees, I think in summer more comfortable. Building structure around the emperors tomb same impressive like in Beiling Park.
Written March 17, 2015
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