past dynasties have lets the city a wealthe of cultural relics,
such as palaces, city walls, pagodas, temples, and town sites.
The most famusis the Shenyang Imperial Palace. Built in 1625,
it is the only existing integrated royal architectural complex
in China besides the Forbidden City in Beijing. The palace was
named the "accompanying capital" after 1644 when the
Qing emperor Shunzhi moved the capital to Beijing. Scattered in
the city's four corners are four Tibetan Buddhist pagodas built
in 1643, which are rare in China for their special layout. With
carved Sanskrit and animal designs on the surface, the four pagodas
were once taken as the symbol for good weather and peace. The
stupa possesses great historical and artistic value as it shelters
a gold-plating copper Buddhist sculpture of Sakyamuni, founder
four gracefully-lined murals and a number of Buddha niches, porcelains,
altars, silk fabrics, and scripture books. Efforts have been made
to improve the conditions of Shenyang Imperial Palace, the Yongling,
Fuhng, and Zhaoling tombs to make it possible for these sites
to have been included on the World Heritage List in July 2004.
Historical relics are priceless treasures leftby our ancestors,
and we should hand them clown.
the capital city of Liaoning Province.