Summer is a great time for people visiting night markets -- to enjoy all the bustling sights and sounds of commerce amid the balmy evening air -- and with all the incentives recently introduced by the municipal government to drive the local economy, the night markets of Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning province, have become increasingly popular.
Here are some recommended night markets that are proving particularly popular among Shenyang locals:
1. Dahai Street night market
Dahai Street night market, which opened on July 1 and runs to Oct 8, is open from 16:30 to 23:00 hrs. It includes food stalls and children's play areas. Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, errenzhuan -- a popular two-person musical dance and song performance in Northeast China -- is staged.
Address: West side of Mazong Garden, Heping district, Shenyang
2. Shengjing night market
Shengjing night market runs to Aug 10, with more than 3,000 shops providing food and fun. Visitors can enjoy food, taste beer, view intangible cultural heritage performances and buy cultural and creative products there.
Address: Wulihe Park, Shenyang
3. Fengtian Alley
This commercial alley features elements from the Republic of China (1912-1949). It is particularly popular among fashionable young people.
Address: Intersection of Nanba Road and South Heping Street, Heping district, Shenyang
4. Nujiang Park night market
Covering an area of 5,000 square meters, this market has more than 200 food stalls, where people can enjoy various food. It is open from 16:00 to 24:00 hrs every day.
Address: Exit A at Nujiang Park Station of Metro Line 9
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