Dalian, the second-largest city in China's northeastern Liaoning province, draws countless visitors to its appealing combination of mild climate, seaside vistas and natural attractions. The city's wealth of green space and beautiful landscapes will be the perfect backdrop for your next Dalian holiday.
Once you've booked your Dalian packages, you'll need to narrow down the sights you plan to see. The city has everything from football stadiums and cultural festivals to the Dalian Discovery Kingdom, one of China's biggest theme parks.
Dalian is a relatively young city—little more than a century old—but has a rich history stemming from British, Russian and Japanese influences. Start your day at the massive Zhongshan Square, designed by Russia in the 19th century with several fine examples of classical Japanese architecture. Then you can head to the Dalian Forest Zoo, where you can get up close and personal with pandas, rhinos, lions and polar bears (oh my!), among other species.
After you've had enough of the urban bustle, escape to one of the many beaches on the southern and eastern coasts of the peninsula—Tiger Beach really roars, and there is an aquarium and ocean park nearby. Check out Wotif’s Dalian car hire options so you can take a scenic drive along Binhai Road, a route that twists between the mountains and the sea.
Dalian is also a haven for shoppers from around the globe. Walk along the European-style Tianjin Street, Dalian's largest commercial centre, and browse the many department stores, stalls, markets and bookstores that line both sides of the road. If your tastes tend toward the more opulent, the six-storey Friendship Shopping Centre on Renmin Road is your new best friend: it offers luxury brands and haute couture to suit your every desire.
The city’s proximity to the ocean means it’s renowned for its seafood dishes, and well as buns, pancakes and dumplings you’re sure to find “dim sum”-thing special during Dalian holidays. You'll be spoiled for choice in the city's Xigang District, which offers everything from cheap street food to Korean, Japanese, Russian and Western-style restaurants.
After polishing off your dinner, head to one of the bars or pubs along Wuwu Road near Sanba Square for a taste of Chinese nightlife. For a more unconventional nighttime experience, get your blood pumping at a go-kart race. Finish your evening at one of the city's many KTV clubs, karaoke establishments where you can really work those pipes.
Dalian makes a great destination on its own, or it can be visited in combination with your next holiday in Shenyang. Wotif makes it a snap to find the best Dalian holiday deals, and you can bundle airfare and accommodation for even more savings. Just point and click to search the best Dalian holiday packages on the web. We have options to suit any budget, personality and travel style. The "Pearl of Northern China" is waiting for you.
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