Things to do in Dalian

The Best Things To Do in Dalian

Dalian is one of the largest port cities in northern China. Compared to the historic cities of China such as Beijing, Xian, Nanjing or Luoyang, Dalian is a young city with only a 100-year history. It is the trading and financial hub of the north-eastern China, rightly being given the title of 'Hong Kong of Northern China' and The Pearl of Northern China. The city is one of the most vibrant and romantic cities in the world, boasting numerous gardens, festivals and fairs, amusement parks, museums, biological reserves, mountains, beaches, islands, coastal reefs and scenic spots.

The city is alive and thriving, and the energy is contagious. One of the best ways to make the most of the fast-paced metropolis is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Dalian which include a plethora of natural sights and parks that take you a bit closer to nature and are sure to encapsulate with their beauty and charm, like Xinghai Square, Laohutan Scenic Park, Tiger Beach, Binhai Road Scenic Drive, Labor Park, Bangchuidao Island, Jinshitan Scenic Area, Dalian Coast National Geological Park, Jinlong Temple Forest Park, Xiangshui Temple and the Grand Black Mountain. The city has numerous entertainment and amusement opportunities to spend some quality leisure time like the Dalian Discovery Kingdom, Ocean Park, Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium, Sun Asia Ocean World and Polar World, Dalian Marine Science Museum and the Dalian Forest Zoo. The city offers several markets and shopping districts like Qingniwaqiao, Tianjinjie Pedestrian Street, Renmin Road and Xian Road, that cater to the shopaholics. The city is host to many annual festivals including Dalian Cherry Blossom Festival, Dalian Software Trade Fair, China International Beer Festival, Dalian Sand Beach Culture Festival and Dalian International Fashion Festival. Other top attractions in Dalian include Zhongshan Square, Dalian Natural History Museum, Haizhiyun Park Dalian, Jinlong Temple Forest Park and Lvshun Museum. The laid-back atmosphere and the scenic beauty makes a perfect setting explore the infinite sights, activities, and attractions of Dalian.

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    29 Tourist Attractions in Dalian

    Must see places in Dalian ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Dalian and point of interests to visit.

  • Dalian Discovery Kingdom

    #1 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Dalian Discovery Kingdom

    Tags: Outdoors, Amusement Park, Entertainment

    Address: Dalian Discovery Kingdom, Jinshitan National Resort Community, Economic and Technological Development.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Dalian Discovery Kingdom, also known as the Kingdom of discovery or Dalian Discovery land, is the newest amusement park located in Jinzhou District, Dalian. Spread over 4,70,000 square metres, the sit...Read more

  • Xinghai Square

    #2 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Xinghai Square

    Tags: Outdoors, Amusement Park, Restaurant, Square

    Address: Southside Beach Scenic Area, Shahekou District, Dalian, 116023, China.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Xinhai square is a city square at the southern beach area of the Dalian in Liaoning province of China. Spread over an area of 1.1 million square meters, it is the largest city square in the world. The...Read more

  • Laohutan Scenic Park

    #3 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Laohutan Scenic Park

    Tags: Park, Water Park, Aquarium, Square

    Address: No.9 Binhai Middle Road, Zhongshan, Dalian 116013, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Laohutan Scenic park, also known as the Tiger Beach Ocean Park,is located in central part of the southern seashore of Dalian City. Covering an area of 1,180,000 square meters and a coastline of more t...Read more

  • Dalian Forest Zoo

    #4 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Dalian Forest Zoo

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Zoo

    Address: No.60 Yingchun Road, Nanshidao Street, Xigang Dalian 116031, China

    Timings: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Dalian forest zoo, built in 1997, is an extensive animal kingdom located in the Xigang District. Covering an area of 7.2 square km, the zoo is famous for maintaining a balance between its themes o...Read more

  • Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium

    #5 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium

    Tags: Aquarium, Entertainment

    Address: No.9 Binhai Middle Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian 116013, China


    The Ji Di Guan pole aquarium is a big aquarium ocean park with collections of polar bears, dolphins, sharks, penguins and many other types of animals, birds and fishes. All the ocean animals and plant...Read more

  • Tiger Beach

    #6 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Tiger Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Tourist Center

    Address: Zhongshan, Dalian, Liaoning, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Tiger beach, located in the south coast region of Dalian, is one of the most popular scenic areas in the city. Spread over an area of 1.88 million square meters along a 4,000 meters coastline, it ...Read more

  • Sun Asia Ocean World And Polar World

    #7 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Sun Asia Ocean World And Polar World

    Tags: Outdoors, Amusement Park, Observatory, Aquarium

    Address: No.608-6-8 Zhongshan Road, Shahekou District, Dalian 116021, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The Sun Asia ocean world is an underwater amusement park, located in new Dalian. It is considered to be China’s first and World’s largest polar aquarium. The place has a wide range of both...Read more

  • Dalian Zhongshan Square

    #8 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Dalian Zhongshan Square

    Tags: Outdoors, Square, Architecture

    Address: Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan, Dalian, Liaoning, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Zhongshan square in Dalian, also known as the ‘Nicholas square’, was originally built in the Russian colonial period. Around the square there are several classical buildings that were buil...Read more

  • Xinghai Park

    #9 of 29 Things To Do in Dalian
    Xinghai Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Cave, Park, Tower

    Address: Xinghai Bay District, Dalian, China

    Timings: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Xinghai Park is a seashore park located on the south-western side of Dalian city. It consists of a 1,50,000 square km garden and an arch-shaped bathing beach spread over 800 meters. The tranquil atmos...Read more

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