Dalian’s age sets it apart from other Chinese destinations.
Along with top tourist destinations like Nanjing, Xi'an, Beijing and Luoyang, Dalian has expanded into an important global city. The only thing that takes it out of this illustrious list is its 100-year-history that makes it the youngest, but still incredibly significant city in China.
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The influence Dalian earned in China owes to the city's location in the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, at the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea. This setting led a foundation to Dalian as the second largest city in the province thriving on trade as the largest port in northern China. From this trade Dalian easily moved toward a center of tourism, information and finance.
Dalian is attractive not only for businessman, but tourists too. The city is famous for its sandy beaches and scenic mountainous background that makes Dalian a world famous destination. It was even voted as one of the three Best Tourism Cities in 2006 by the National Tourism Administration.
- Forest Zoo offers a full range of wild life variety
- Cherry blossoms, suburbia is covered with cherry blossoms in April
- Labor Park where you can go up the Reach Sightseeing Tower to take a panoramic view
- Zhongshan Square has fine old Japanese buildings
- Xinghai Square, the largest square in Asia
In the 1880’s, Qing government initiated construction of bridges in the Dalian gulf to breathe life into what was then a small town. After Dalian was threatened by Russian occupation and suffered from the first and second opium wars. Consequently, it served as a Japanese colony until the Communist Party took over the area. In 1966 Dalian underwent change that reshaped it toward a socialist-oriented city. In 1984, Dalian became open to the world as a coastal destination.
Today Dalian is so popular among tourists that it is even called ''Hong Kong of Northern China''. It is no surprise that Dalian is attractive to visitors especially from Japan, South Korea and Russia for its mild climate, sandy beaches and comfortable hotels. Check out all hotels in Dalian at Booked.net.