Plan a Dalian Day Tour? Dalian is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning province. It faces Shandong to the south, the Yellow Sea to the east and the Bohai Sea to the west and south. The city itself is clean, well-organized and compact.
•Bangchuidao Scenic Area
•Laohutan Ocean Park
•Jinshitan Scenic Area
•Bingyu Valley Scenic Area
•Dalian Forest Zoo
•Sun Asia Ocean World
East of Binhai Road, Bangchuidao Scenic Area is 9 km away from downtown Dalian. Its name was derived from a nearby islet that looks like a rod (‘Bangchui’). The scenic spot is encompasses an islet, sea, mountain, and beach, with the famous Bangchuidao State Guesthouse in the vicinity.
Bangchuidao in Dalian is surrounded by lush pine and cypress-topped mountains in the north and vast and flat sandy beaches in the south. It enjoys a temperate climate, thus is a perfect summer resort.
Ticket Price: 20 Yuan
Opening Time: the Whole Day
How to get there: Bus No. 404, 703
Situated in the central part of the southern seashore of Dalian City, Laohutan Ocean Park is the biggest modern lido in China with a total area of 1,180,000 square meters (about 291 acres) and a coastline of more than 4,000 meters (about 13,123 feet).
Danlian Laohutan Ocean Park also boats of a Coralarium, the largest sea creatures park with coral reefs existing in their natural habitat; Polar Region Marine Animals World, the only exhibition of its type in China; World of Birds, the largest manmade birdcage in China as well as the Tigers Sculpture Square which is the symbol of Laohutan Ocean Park.
Ticket Price: 15 Yuan
Opening Time: 08:30-22;00
How to get there: Bus No. 2,4, 30, 403, 402, 404, 712, 801
Lushun, popularly known as “Port Arthur” is located in the west end of Dalian City near the south edge of the Liaodong Peninsula. The fact that Lushun is surrounded by sea on three sides further enhances the natural beauty of the place.
Because of its rich historical legacy, the entire place has been transformed into an open air museum that bears testimony to the historical and cultural legacy of the region. Today it has become a National Key Scenic Spot boasting of a National Nature Protection Area, and a National Forest Park. Lushun is one of the top tourist destinations of Dalian and people from all over the world visit the place to have an idea about the culture and history of the place.
Lushun Regional Museum: 35 Yuan
Baiyushan Hill (White Jade Hill) Scenic Spot: 25Yuan (excluding CNY 5 for climbing the tower)
Wanzhong Grave Memorial Hall: 10 Yuan
Soviet Martyr’s Cemetery: 10Yuan
Sites of Japanese and Russian Prison: 20Yuan
Jungang Park: 5Yuan
Fisherman’s Tribe: 120Yuan
How to get there: Bus No. 2, 3, 5
Jinshitan Scenic Area is located at the shore of Huanghai Sea, 58 km away from downtown Dalian. Occupying a land area of 62 square km with a coastline of 29.8 km, Jinshatan is the largest state-level holiday resort in China, and also the only one in the northeast.
Notable for its geologic features, Jinshitan Scenic Area in Dalian has the prestige of being a “paradise for gentlemen”. Encircled by the sea, Jinshitan Scenic Area has not only fresh air, clean sea water, sunshine and a spacious beach, but also has a top golf course, international yacht club as well as swaths of gameland.
Ticket Price: 66 Yuan
Opening Time: 24 hours
How to get there: all tourist bus in the city can get there
Xinghai Park, situated in the southwest of Dalian, is one of the popular parks in the city. The park boasts of a 0.15 million-square-meter garden and a man-made beach. Dalian Xinghai Park is also home to the Sun Asia Ocean World and ocean Amusement Park where you can observe many of the often bizarre creatures that live in the sea.
The 800 meter long and 30 meter man made beach of Xinghai Park in Dalian is the primary highlight of the park. The bow shaped bathing beach is an ideal summer playground and allows you to enjoy a wide array of water related sports and activities.
Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: 05:00-23:00
How to get there: Bus No. 22, 23, 28, 202, 406, 801 and 901
Covering an area of 110 square kilometers, the Bingyu Valley Scenic Area is located in northern Zhuanghe City, 240 kilometers distant from Dalian City. It is an AAAA national tourist resort, renowned as ‘Oriental Miniature Switzerland’. Unique lava landforms, natural pinewood and deep valleys are rare sights that can be found in this region.
In addition, Bingyu Valley Scenic Area is home to over 200 varieties of flora and fauna. The Blue Mountains hide pools of green water, forming a natural scenic view, giving it the reputation of “Little Guilin”. Most tourists wander leisurely in Binyu Valley and enjoy themselves so much that they forget about going home.
Ticket Price: 100 Yuan
Opening Time: the whole day
Dalian Forest Zoo, an amazingly extensive animal kingdom, is built in 1997, covering an area of 7.2 square kilometers. It is well-known for its high quality selection of species and wild raising. Dalian Forest Zoo takes special consideration to maintain the balance between its theme of naturalness and wildness and the human and cultural factors.
The Dalian Forest Zoo is a nice park and a good choice to spend a day with kids. The Zoo is divided in two parts, a northern and southern part connected by a cable car. The ride with the cable car is free if you hold a zoo ticket. Alternaively you can do a 30-50 minute hike around the hill.
Ticket Price: 60Yuan (off -time); 80Yuan (on-time)
Opening Time: 07:30-17:00 (summer); 08:30-16:30 (winter)
How to get there: Bus No. 407, 4, 404, 702, 706
Dalian Bin Hai Road stretches along Dalian’s famous coastline and is a sightseeing must for visitors to the area. The 35-kilometer-long road borders Xing Hai Square in the west and Dong Hai Park in the east. One side of the road features mountainous areas covered with forests while the opposite side reveals the panoramic coastline and sea.
Due to the clear, fresh air and the sea, locals have nicknamed the road the “natural oxygen bar.” Tourist facilities dot the road, such as Bang Zhui Island, Hu Tan Paradise, Xiu Yue Hotel, Fu Jia Zhuang Outdoor Bathing Place and Hai Tian Bai Yun Hotel.
Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: the whole day
How to get there: There are four entrances for Binhai Road: Xinghai Square entrance, Fujiazhuang entrance, Laohu Beach entrance and Bangchuidao entrance, you can take a taxi to any entrance you like.
Sun Asia Ocean World, the longest underwater tunnel in Asia is a transparent oceanarium situated in the beautiful city of Dalian. Stretching over 118 meters in length, Dalian Sun Asia Ocean World will be a mind blowing experience amidst the marine creatures.
Once you step on the automatic footpath you can have the scintillating sight of over 7000 rare aquatic animals of over 200 species playing around you. The mysterious and the very interesting aquatic world will gradually unveil in front of your eyes.
Entrance Fee: 190Yuan
Opening Hours: 9:00-16:30 (Monday – Friday); 9:00-17:00 (Saturday and Sunday)
How to get there: Bus No. 22, 23, 28, 406, 711 or 801