Dalian

Image: Dalian's faux castle - now an expensive hotel. by Paul a.k.a. 江 博 (Jiang Bo)

Dalian

Dalian Tourist Attractions

Tiger Beach Ocean Park and Dalian polar aquarium

Tiger Beach Ocean Park and Dalian polar aquarium

Tiger Beach is the biggest tourist attraction in Dalian. It is a sea life and aquarium centre. Inside you can get close up to fish, polar bears,…
Dalian Museum of Natural History

Dalian Museum of Natural History

Dalian Museum of Natural History is a large high quality museum located by the shore near to Xinghai park, in the southwest of the city. The…
Dalian Sun Asia Ocean World

Dalian Sun Asia Ocean World

A large aquarium and sea life centre in Dalian.
Dalian Forest Zoo

Dalian Forest Zoo

A large zoo set in the hills to the south of the city centre.
Dalian TV Tower

Dalian TV Tower

Get a view of the city from high up on this sightseeing tower near the centre of the city.
Women's Canadian Mounted Police base in Dalian

Women's Canadian Mounted Police base in Dalian

The last thing you'd expect to find in Dalian is a detachment of Canadian Mounted Police but there they are. The site is open to the public…
Russian Street

Russian Street

Russian Street is a 400 metre street in the north of the old part of Dalian. Here there are several old buildings that date back to the start of…
Zhongshan Square

Zhongshan Square

A large city square that formed the centre of the original Russian Dalian. Now a place for people to gather in the evenings to dance, practice…
Donghai Beach and Haizhiyun Square

Donghai Beach and Haizhiyun Square

A large area of parkland along the coast on the east side of the city.
Xinghai Square

Xinghai Square

A large square or park by the sea on the south side of the city.
Xinghai Park

Xinghai Park

A large amusement park on the south side of the city set by the sea.

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Dalian is a prefecture level city within Liaoning province in China.

Intro to Dalian

Dalian ( 大连) is a coastal city on the very tip of the Liaodong peninsula, surrounded by the Yellow Sea. The city was founded by the Russian, just over 110 years ago, then called Darian. Shortly after, it was ceded to the Japanese. With the end of the second world war, it returned to Chinese control. Dalian is now a major port city for the north of China and the second largest city in Liaoning Province.

The cities coastal location, clean environment, and mild climate, have made it popular with Chinese tourists. Several large theme parks and other entertainment centres surround the city. Dalian has also proven popular with ex-pats living in China and offers one of the most comfortable ex-pat lifestyles in China.

For those who want to get away from the crowds, there are several islands located off of the Dalian shoreline. These can be reached by regular boat services form the mainland. Here you can relax in a peaceful rural community, away form the biz, traffic and hassles of modern life.