Things to Do in Dalian

Dalian, the largest port in northern China, is a young city with only a hundred year's history. Without too many historical sites, Dalian showcases a vibrant and leisurely atmosphare to all the visitors. Also many exhibitions are held here every year, like the famous Dalian Fashion Festival, offering you the chances to get in touch with the world, and exploring the charm of Dalian at the same time.

Map of Dalian City

Xinghai Square

No.1: Xinghai Square

Type: andmarks, Square

Recommended Lenth of visiting: 1 - 2 hours

Located by the sea, the Xinghai Square offers an awesome view of the city as well as the sea. Also recommended to go there at night, you will enjoy a wonderful view of all the nightlife in Dalian.

There are many places to buy snacks, drink, and food. There is a Fun Fair nearby for Children. In the north of the center is Xinghai Exhibition Center, where Dalian international Fashion Show, Fireworks Festival and trade fair are held. And the Dalian Shell Museum located in the south east of the Square, owns the most exhibits in Asia.

Golden Pebble Beach (Jinshitan)

No.2: Golden Pebble Beach (Jinshitan)

Type: Beach

Recommended Lenth of visiting: 2 hours

Situated in the Liaodong Peninsula, the Golden Pebble beach resort is about 50 kilometers away from Dalian City. It is an ideal tourist place for all ages. There are beaches for swimmers, exhibition halls for culture lovers, marvelous landscapes for photographers and parks for children. The best time to enjoy the marine sports is summer.

Tiger Beach (Laohutan) Scenic Park

No.3: Tiger Beach (Laohutan) Scenic Park

Type: Theme Park

Recommended length of visit: 2 hours

Located in the central part of the southern seashore of Dalian, Laohutan Scenic Park is the biggest modern lido in China, which consists of four attractions: the Tiger Park, Singing Birds Woods, Tiger Square and an Aquarium. With a coastline of more than 4,000 meters, it offers a great view of the coast. There are marine animal performances every day, which is interesting for children. You can also see rare polar animals like beluga whales, sea otters, sea elephant and duckers that come to China for the first time.

Bangchuidao Island

No.4: Bangchuidao Island

Type: Scenic Area, Island, Resort

Recommended Length of Visit: 2 hours

Bangchuidao Island, named for its featured shape, is located in the east of Binhai Road, 9 kilometers away from the city center. Not as crowded as other public beaches in Dalian, the beaches in Bangchuidao Island are clean and nice, which are a good place for kids playing sand. The scenic area also provides a gorgeous landscape of hills, cliffs, beaches with the ocean.

Recommended Dalian Tours

Top 3 Dalian tours chosen by most customers to explore Dalian in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Bangchui Island
2 Days Essence of Dalian Tour

Dalian: Xinghai Park, Sea World, and Bangchuidao Island

Dalian Night
3 Days Dalian City Break

Dalian: Xinghai Park, Tiger Beach Scenic Park, and Dalian Harbor

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival
8 Days Northeast China Tour with Harbin Ice & Snow Festival

Harbin / Jilin / Changchun / Shenyang / Dalian

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