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Dalian 大连 Travel Guide

Dalian Overview

Dalian is consistently voted China’s most liveable city and is also one of its most prosperous. Set on the Yellow Sea it escapes some of the summer heat that much of the rest of Northern China experiences and in July and August attracts throngs of beach lovers. Famous for it’s sea food and green spaces a few days relaxing here will show you a different side of China from the more traditional stops.

Best Months to Visit Dalian

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Best Reason to Visit Dalian

To experience a prosperous, clean but little visited Chinese city – to get a feel for the real China more off the beaten track.

Top Attractions in Dalian

Beaches if you are there at the right time of year. Fujiazhuang Beach in deep bay with pebbly sand, Bangchuidao Jingqu beach is a secluded sandy beach by the villas used by party officials. Golden Stone Beach is good with nice little coves and rock formations. For museum lovers the Dalian Modern Museum can make for an enlightening visit. Zhongshan Square is vast and surrounded by buildings from the 1900’s and is a popular meeting point in the city – a good place to people watch.

Weather Averages for Dalian

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Our Top Dalian Travel Tip

Great seafood (!) and a laid back atmosphere make for more genuine China experience than the normal 2 week China tour offers.

Dalian Hotels

Dalian is home to all the major hotel chains and any of these are fine. The biggest decision you have is whether to be in the city of close to a beach.

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By Phil Stanley & Headseast – TCTC Destination Expert.

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