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Things to do in Dalian
If you’re looking for a destination that has beaches, large green spaces, incredible buildings, and other tourist spots, then Dalian should be your next destination. It’s a large city in China’s Liaoning province, where you can see influences from Russia, Korea, and Japan. Dalian continues to stay modern, but you can still see the city’s beautiful heritage and natural sights.
A great way to start your trip in Dalian is to visit the iconic Zhongshan Square. You’ll see the best examples of colonial architecture at the heart of city, where most of the locals also gather in the evening to hang out.
Find more architecture at Russian Street and get a glimpse of the city’s history. One of the most spectacular Russian buildings is even the home of the Dalian Art Gallery, where you can observe various masterpieces and modern art. Don’t forget to visit the Dalian Modern Museum, Xinghai Seashell Museum, and Dalian Natural History Museum.
The People’s Square is also a great place for design lovers, especially when you see the majestic fountain. You’ll be dazzled even more as the fountain lights up at night.
Check out Labour Park’s aviary, manmade lakes, and amusement park. Bring your family to the museums, aquarium, bungee tower, and more at Xinghai Square. Impress your kids with a visit to Tiger Beach Ocean Park and Dalian Forest Zoo too.
If you want more of nature in your travel photos, you can’t miss the gorgeous Hai Zhiyun Square that’s surrounded by the sea and mountains. There are even fascinating sculptures all over the area for the edgiest travel photos. And for a perfect beach day, take your pick from Golden Pebble Beach, Xinghai Beach Park, Fu Jia Zhuang Beach, and Bangchui Island Beach.
Do you feel like shopping? Spend your time and Chinese Yuan at Xi’an Lu and Tianjin Street, where you can find almost anything. And for the best bargains on clothes, bags, food, and more, Dalian Central Market is the best place to go.
End your trip on a high note and climb up the city’s TV Tower, so you can have the most spectacular view of Dalian.
What you should know
The best time to visit Dalian is during autumn (September-November), when you can enjoy cooler days, vibrant surroundings, and fewer tourists as you explore the city. Spring (March-May) is also a great time to visit Dalian because the city is blooming with cherry blossoms and other flora, but don’t forget to bring your umbrella because you might experience rain.
English isn’t widely spoken in Dalian yet, so you should pack a good Mandarin Chinese phrasebook to help you on your trip.
Go and start packing now because Singapore citizens can fly to China and visit Dalian visa-free for up to 15 days. If you want to extend your trip, visit the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in The Republic of Singapore for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Dalian
You will be landing at Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, where you can ride a taxi or the Dalian metro to reach the city. Travel around Dalian by taxi, bus, metro, and tram.
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