With its beautiful landscapes, unique architecture, and pleasant climate, Dalian is a famous seaside tourist destination in China. The lovely city integrates trade, industry, and port, guarding the entrance to Tianjin and Beijing. Termed as the “Northeast Asian International Shipping Centre”, it is the most important port in northern part of China.
While traveling on the coastal highway that runs through rivers and mountains, you may visit Xinghai Park, Fujiazhuang beach, Laohutan, Bangchuidao Scenic Area, and other tourist locations south of Dalian. You may also head to southwestern part of Dalian and explore the Haimao Island, the Baiyu Mountain, and the renowned Port Arthur. With a unique European feel, the impressive, scenic spots attract thousands of tourists to the city every year.
Laohutan Ocean Park
Located right in the heat of the city is this 1,180,000 square km of state-level scenic area. This tourist attraction has a 4,000 m coastline; gorgeous seaside scenery consisting of stones and hills framed by the blue sea and sky; Polar Region Marine Animals World; Tiger Sculpture Square; Word of Birds; and Jurassic Flume Ride.
Your travel itinerary should consist of a trip to the largest public square in Dalian. Situated on the northern side of Xinghai Bay, this 45,000 sq m area was erected to commemorate the city’s history. You may visit this place during July-August and experience the International Beer Festival, held every year.
Bangchuidao Scenic Area
With its charming scenery, a multitude of jagged rocks, and unique plants, this scenic spot occupies an area of 0.3 sq km that comprises a beach, mountains, sea, and an islet. The place will surely fascinate you with the misty islands located in the distance.
Dalian Shell Museum
Visit the largest shell museum, not only in the country but also in Asia, displaying some of the rarest specimens of shellfish in the world. You will find shells of different shapes, textures, and veining patterns.
Dalian International Fashion Festival
When it comes to significant international events in China, the International Fashion Festival is the most important occasion that is held in mid-September every year at Dalian city. The weeklong festival brings together fabric manufacturers, fashion agents, models, and celebrities from different parts of the world.
With plentiful choices of places, first-rate hotels/restaurants, and delightful evening entertainment, your trip to Dalian would certainly be a memorable one.