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Attraction & Sightseeing In Dalian

Renmin Square -- Sunasia Ocean World -- Xinghai Park -- Zhongshan Square


Renmin Square

Renmin Square -- Attraction & Sightseeing In DalianDalian city is decorated with a series of pretty squares, many of which have an interesting tale to tell. Friendship Square is a celebration of soccer (and more specifically the Dalian team, the "Shida's" ), probably Dalian residents' most popular past-times; the aptly named Charms of the Sea Square commands an excellent view of the sea and the mountains beyond; Olympic Square is dedicated to the first Chinese person ever to participate in the Olympic Games who was a Dalian native; and Zhongshan Square is famous in the region for its open air cultural performances. Finally, there is People's Square (Renmin guanchang), the biggest and most popular of all the city squares and the formerly known as Stalin Square.

As in the People's Square in many other Chinese cities, the national flag dominates here, flying solemnly over various imposing governmental buildings and the monument to the Communist Revolution (a huge statue of a Russian soldier), built to commemorate Soviet Union soldiers who helped re-take the city from Japanese invaders in WWII.

Despite this dominant political atmosphere, recent renovations here have helped to make this a pleasant spot. The usual Chinese "Dancing Water" display emanates from the fountain, much to the delight of locals who gather here in the evenings especially to watch the water "dance" in time with the music. The developments directly behind the square is a new residential zone, with houses and apartments designed in Russo-European style.

How to get there: From Zhongshan Square, take bus No.15,708, 709, 710, 15, 16, 19, 303, 405, 409, 611 and 801.

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Sunasia Ocean World

Sunasia Ocean World -- Attraction & Sightseeing In DalianIt was once the only underwater tunnel aquarium in China and boasts the longest acrylic tunnel (118 meters) throughout Asia.

A moving level passage guides tourists through the transparent tunnel to experiences the mysterious underwater life. Right beside you are over 200 kinds of rare fish from around the world. It also has a warship model exhibition, a touch zone with ocean beasties, and a doodle room for kids.

The most exciting experience involve watching divers feeding the sharks and seeing the sharks grabbing food in front of your eyes.

Recently penguins from the South Pole have hatched their young there.

Opening Hours: 8am-5pm in summer, 9am-4pm in winter
Ticket: RMB70
Transportation: No. 22/23/28/202/406/711/801/K901 Bus

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Xinghai Park

Xinghai Park -- Attraction & Sightseeing In DalianIt is located by the sea, Xinghai Park and beach comprises of an 800-meter-long beach and a huge park area, filled with a nice collection of flowers and plants, a small fair and a huge Ocean World. You can climb up to the top of the cliffs that tower above the western and eastern sides of the bay and there are fantastic views from up here of the bay and sea beyond.

The beach here has fine sand, moderate waves and a good water depth- making it ideal for swimming. Not far from the beach stands a huge rock in the sea  which, according to local legend, marks the spot where an army of cuttle fish triumphed against sharks in a major ancient combat.   Local people believe that the area will never again be troubled by sharks, and consider this spot very safe for swimming- believe the local legend if you dare!!

The park itself, is another ball-game altogether; with a Ferris wheel, rides and restaurants. Sun Asia Ocean World is also located here, a huge Chinese, New Zealand and Hong Kong run venture, featuring more than 200 different types of marine life, complete with viewing platforms and underground tunnels.

How to get there: Bus no.22, 23, 28 and No.406 and railroad train or LRT No.202 all stop at the beach and leave from the city center or the train station, then get off at Xinghai Park Station.
Cost: RMB10 during the tourism midseason. (From April to October), and RMB7 during other hours. (Free of charge before 7:00 in the morning everyday).

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Zhongshan Square

Zhongshan Square -- Attraction & Sightseeing In DalianZhongshan Square is situated in what would be the tiger's eye if we see the entire Liaodong peninsula as resembling a tiger's head. The major theme and activity here is music and this 22,000 sq meter square is fitted with world class audio systems and strong powered speakers. In the evenings, crowds gather here to dance. Opera performances, plays and concerts are common too.

The square is surrounded by European style architecture. Many of these buildings were built by the Russians before the the end of the Russo-Japanese war. The skyline behind the old buildings is dominated by modern skyscrapers, a symbol of the future of this vibrant city.

How to get there: Take bus No.15, 7, 16, 19, 23, 30, 405, 409, 701, 703, 706, 707, 708 to the closest spot to the Square.

Note: 2-men bicycle is rented in the square.

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