Its situation north of the Shen (now Hun) river, has given rise to Shenyang’s name, as according to Chinese Yin-Yang philosophy its location on a north bank signifies its being on the ‘Yang’ side. The city certainly has other aspects which would fit with this philosophy of dualities. It is the largest city in Northeast China with a huge population, but it also has enormous areas of open parkland to wander in containing some of the most fascinating historical treasures in Asia. However, a newly arrived expatriate in Shenyang might nevertheless need help in starting their new life abroad and that's when many turn to InterNations. From culture shock and cross-cultural communication to expat finance and insurance, InterNations is there to help. On the site you can browse our content section, including the Expat Magazine, with categories that discuss such matters and more. Once your new life in Shenyang is underway, you have the opportunity with InterNations to get in touch with other expats and for example know how great the place is. You could start by telling them about the world famous Mukden or Shenyang Imperial Palace, built by the founding emperors of the Qing Dynasty. Along with Beijing’s Forbidden City, it is the only palace complex in China, and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
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Moving to Shenyang, in fact moving anywhere abroad, holds many challenges for any expatriate, but InterNations has the know-how to support your relocation. More than anything it is a place to exchange and receive trustworthy information and insider tips via expat forums and dedicated guides. From visas to import regulations we've got it covered. Whether communicating with other expats living in Shenyang, across the country, or even across the world with other 'global minds', you will probably find someone who can give you advice. With such an international global community literally at your fingertips, InterNations can smooth your move to Shenyang. Once you're there you can relax and enjoy some of the special things Shenyang has on offer. Why not visit another UNESCO heritage site there, the mausoleum of Nurachi, founder of the Qing dynasty, the Fuling Tomb? It is located besides the Tianzhu Mountain, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
InterNations can give you help and advice about working in Shenyang, in fact anywhere in China. You will find key facts about Chinese taxes, social security and business culture, as well as searching for a job or a new career. If you're intending to work in Shenyang, you'll want to find out about health insurance and other financial matters. Be assured there will be something relevant on InterNations' website. But after work you surely also want to enjoy life in Shenyang. So why not take a leisurely stroll in the vast Shenyang Botanical Garden, or for the kids, why not treat them to one of the best leisure grounds in Northeast China, the Shenyang Horticultural Exposition Garden the city’s own version of Disney World?! Whatever expatriates living and working in Shenyang decide to do, they can share their experiences of life in Shenyang on InterNations and become part of our global community.