Tourist Information


Introduction of Dalian


Dalian is one of the major seaports in China, where lies in the southernmost part of Liaodong Peninsula, it is the second largest city and has sub-provincial administrative status in Liaoning province.




Dalian has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate , characterized by warm wet summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and cold, windy, dry winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone.




Dalian is a popular destination among domestic tourists and foreign visitors, its mild climate and multiple beaches as well as its importance in the modern history of China have attracted tourists from all over the world. In 2007, it was one of the three cities named "China's best tourist city" along with Hangzhou and Chengdu, recognized by the National Tourism Administration and the United Nations World Tourism Organization.



Zhongshan Square



Originally designed by Russians in the 19th century, Zhongshan Square is especially noted for the several classical buildings located around the square built during the first half of the 20th century by the Japanese.



Laohutan Ocean Park



The park contains the Polar Region Marine Animals World, the Coral Aquarium, and the World of Birds. The white whale and dolphin show is a major attraction in the Polar Region Marine Animals World. The Tigers Sculpture Square is nearby, whose tiger sculpture is the symbol of Tiger Beach. A retired Anshan-class destroyer Taiyuan is open to visitors.



Xinghai Square



Situated at the Xinghai Bay, Xinghai Square (Square of the Sea of Stars ) was built at the centennial of the City of Dalian and is the largest city square in the world.



Bangchuidao Scenic Area



A well-maintained park used as a State Guesthouse since 1960, the Bangchuidao Scenic Area is now open to the public with upgraded features including lavish greens, Chinese and western style villas, hot spring, tennis courts, badminton courts, a recreation center, a golf course and the Bangchuidao beach. The Bangchui Island (named for an islet in the shape of an ancient washing tool Bangchui) can be seen from the beach. As a State Guesthouse, the scenic area has received numerous Chinese and foreign leaders and high-profile officials.



Jinshitan National Holiday Resort (Golden Pebble Beach)



It is composed of eastern peninsula, western peninsula, open ground between two peninsulas and the ten-mile Golden Coast beach. Major sightseeing points include, Golden Pebble Waxworks Museum, Geological Museum, Coastal National Geopark, International Vehicle Campsite, Tang Dynasty Hot Spring Resort, Golden Rock Park, Wanfuding Park, China Martial Arts Hall, Discoveryland Theme Park, Mao Zedong Badge Exhibition Hall, Model Movie & TV Art Center, Golden Pebble Hunting Club, Golden Pebble Equestrianism Base, Golden Pebble International Convention Center & Resort, Golden Pebble Golf Club, and Golden Gulf Golf Course. Several themed events, such as Dalian International Beach Carnival, International Winter Swimming Festival and Grape Festival, take place in Jinshitan annually.



Japanese and Russian Prison Site Museum in Lüshun



The prison was built by Russians in 1902 and later expanded by the Japanese. During World War II, the prison was used to detain people of various nationalities who were against Japanese invasion. An Jung-geun, the Korean independence activist who assassinated Itō Hirobumi, was imprisoned and killed there.