The world's largest artificial pit, known as the Magnificent West Pit, is located not far from the downtown.
Fushun is a highly industrialized area. It is connected by rail with nearby Shenyang and with Dalian. Fushun's enormous open-pit coal mine, which has been in operation since about the 12th century, is now highly mechanized. Oil deposits, also mined there, are processed in the Fushun oil refineries. Fushun has a major aluminum-reduction plant and factories making automobiles, machinery, chemicals, cement, and rubber. The city was occupied by Russia until 1905 and by Japan until 1945.
Fushun is still known as "the capital of coal", located 45 km east of Shenyang. It has developed as a thriving center for fuel, power and raw materials but is also offering more and more opportunities in textiles and electronics.
Li Xianglan, also known as Yoshiko Otaka, was a famous China-born ethnic Japanese singer and movie star from the 1930s.
Wang Nan, famous table-tennis sportswoman, who has won many gold medals in the world.
Fushun No.2 high School,one of the best high schools in Liaoning Province.
Requirements for post-secondary schools are very high. Students are expected to pass a certain grade minimum to continue pursuing individual careers.
There are a number of historic and cultural sites within the area. Fushun's recent success in applying for two World Heritage sites will surely attract more tourists. Within Fushun is the origin of Qing Dynasty, at a site known as Xing City was the first capital of the Late Jin dynasty dating to 1616. Beside the ancient city are the Yongling tomb containing several members of the royal household. Both of these are now UNESCO listed.
In more recent times, Fushun was the birth place of Lei Feng and a memorial musium telling his life story is a poplar attraction. It was also in Fushun that the last emperor, Puyi, was imprisoned after the end of the second world war. The prison building is now converted into a museum. Another memory of war, the Pingdingshan Tragedy Memorial Hall Ruins tells the story of a massacre of Chinese people by the Japanese in 1931.
Also there is a superior table tennis sports woman, Wang Nan, who is among the top of the world.
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