Sam's Exotic Travels to Liaoning Province, in the Southern Part of China's Northeast
Liaoning is a northeastern province of the People's Republic of China. Its one-character abbreviation is Liao is an ancient name for this region, which was adopted by the Liao Dynasty (Khitan Empire) which ruled this area between 907 and 1125. "Níng" means "peacefulness". The modern province was established in 1907 as Fengtian province and the name was changed to Liaoning in 1929. Liaoning is located in the southern part of China's Northeast, and borders the Yellow Sea (Korea Bay) and the Bohai Gulf in the south, North Korea in the southeast, Jilin Province to the northeast, Hebei Province to the west, and Inner Mongolia to the northwest. The Yalu River marks the border between North Korea and the Chinese provinces of Jilin and Liaoning. It empties into the Korea Bay between Dandong (Liaoning) and Sinŭiju (North Korea).
Major cities in Liaoning are Shenyang, Dalian, Anshan, Liaoyang, Fushun, Dandong, Jinzhou and Yingkou.
A major seaport on South China Sea, south of Beijing, Dalian is a modern well laid-out city and new construction dominates the skyline. The building here is indicative of that going on in major cities throughout China today.
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