Shenyang, or Mukden, is the capital and largest city of Liaoning Province in Northeast China. Currently holding sub-provincial administrative status, the city was once known as Shengjing. Shenyang was first used by the Manchu people as their capital in the 17th century and is today the biggest city in the Northeast. Along with its nearby cities, Shenyang is an important industrial centre in China, and serves as the transportation and commercial hub of China's northeast–particularly with Japan, Russia, and Korea. A titan of heavy industry since the 1930s, the city has been diversifying its industry and now has a solid industrial foundation, a good land and air transport network, abundant natural resources, and a skilled workforce. The sub-provincial city region includes the metropolitan area of Shenyang proper, Xinmin county-level city, and three counties.
Sun Bird Sculpture - the large-scale golden bird sculpture stands in the city center of the Sun Bird Square in Shenyang. In 1978, archaeologists unearthed an extremely rare wooden works of art - carved birds in Shenyang. The wooden birds represented highly stylized carving skills, exquisite workmanship, and smooth lines. According to historians to research, the wood birds, dating back seven thousand years ago, was the totem of the new musicians. The Sun Bird Square in Shenyang stunning sculpture dates back to the Neolithic Age, yet was not unearthed from the Xinle Relics Area until 1978. Since then, it has become the symbol of Shenyang and a major source of civic pride. Comprised of three wooden poles it stretches 21 meters into the China sky and offers a fantastic glimpse into the area's past. Created by the Xinle Tribe it was considered by them as a protective god. Its Center Square location makes it easy to find. Shenyang municipal government has officially carved birds named "Sun Bird", and it became a symbol of Shenyang City, the large-scale sculpture has been standing with the public square. After exaggerated, deformed triangular wooden prototype of a combination of birds, Sunbird body 21 meters high, meaning the 21st century, is located 23 meters on each side of the square table. Ground with side table, "Lai Chau Hung", "Lai Chau yellow" white polished granite inlaid into the sun pattern. The sculpture shows both the deep cultural and historical heritage of Shenyang, but also highlights the rich flavor of a modern symbol of the people in Shenyang today.
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