in the southern part of Northeast China, Liaoning Province adjoins
D. P. R. Korea in the east, Hebei
in the southwest, Inner Mongolia
Autonomous Region in the northwest and Jilin
in the northeast. Area: about 150000 km2.
Liaoning consists essentially
of a central lowland, flanked by mountains and highlands in the
east and west respectively. A southward extension of the eastern
highlands forms the Liaoning Peninsula.
province enjoys a temperate continental climate,with a warm and
rainy summer and a short but pleasant autumn. The annual mean
temperature is 6-11' C and the yearly precipitation is 440-1130
possesses rich tourist resources. There are 191 historic and cultural
sites under state protection. The national major famous scenic
areas include Mt. Qianshan, the Yalu River, seaside of Xingcheng,
Jinshitan Beach, Dalian Beach, Mt. Fenghuang and the water cave
in Benxi, etc.
has long been known as "the Home of Apple", among the
great varieties, °Gouguang° apple is the most famous.
Pear in west Liaoning, peach in Dalian, etc, are also famous fruits.
The handicraft articles, such as jade carving in Xiuyan, shell
carving in Dalian, black amber carving in Fushun, tussah silk
in Dandong, etc, enjoy good fame in China.