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Dalian is a leading Seaport city in the Liaoning Province of China. It is northern most warm water port located in the peninsula of Liaodong. Also referred to as Dalniy and Port Arthur, the city was mostly used by the foreign nations because of its ports. The city is now a major trade, finance, shipping and logistics hub in the Northeast China, and also a major centre of Tourism for the domestic and foreign travellers.

The earliest records of Dalian trace back to the time between 221 BC and 220 AD when the region was used by the Qin and Han dynasties while colonizing the Northern part of Korea. The economic activity and transportation with the other regions developed during the Qing dynasty. The town was later occupied by the British, Russians and Japanese who used the port for trade and allied activities. After 1990, the city acquired a Sub-prefectural status with no changes in administration from its previous Sub-provincial state.

The city of Dalian is mostly modern in sight, with its international style architecture. However, the city is also home to various other styles of architecture like baroque, Russian, European, Byzantine, Japanese and the traditional Chinese styles, owing to the invasions of different countries over the years. So, the itineraries of Dalian will offer you a variety of architectural brilliance that reflects in the places like Zhongshan Square, Lvshunkou area, Dongguan Old Street, Nanshan area and Russia Street.

The beaches in the city and the four inner districts, one of which holds the world’s largest city square, are a huge hit with the tourists in addition to the other important places to visit. Dalian has a peculiar culture which is an amalgam of both the traditional Chinese as well as the modern lifestyles. The city takes pride in its love for sports like football, and its extreme fashion sense in the whole Chinese territory.

Include Dalian in your vacation planner this holiday, and indulge yourself in a lot of activities to do. Acquire the needed tourist information from the tourist centres, take a stroll in one of its numerous Sandy beaches, visit their huge city squares, admire their architecture and last but not the least, treat yourself with their mouth-watering signature local dishes at a nice restaurant.

Dalian Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Dalian tips for your visit

  • It could get really cold at time, so be sure to bring along a jacket.
  • Get all the clothes needed if you are a plus size. Large sized clothes are hard to buy in the city.

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Facts and Stats for Dalian*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dalian

    Know the pollution level of Dalian before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 72.92 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 40.63 (Moderate)
  • Dalian: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dalian for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dalian.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.31 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 64.06 (High)
    • Car Stealing 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.88 (Low)
    • Drug offense 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76.56 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.44 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.44 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30 (Low)
  • Living in Dalian - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 74.52 (High)
    • Pollution Index 69.08 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.39 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.3 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dalian

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dalian

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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