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Escorted Tour - Dalian Overview

There are 75 sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. The highlights of the rock are on Mt. Baoding and the Northern Hill. The carvings were listed as a World Heritage Site in 1999, citing 'their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. They provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism'.

Renowned Dalian Tourist Attractions
Tiger Beach Ocean Park

Situated in the central part of the southern seashore of Dalian City, the Tiger Beach Ocean Park (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). In the Park, many attractive natural sceneries and magnificent man-made sights can be seen, especially the Tigers Sculpture Square and Tiger Beach Polar Region Marine Animals World. As a modern ocean park, Tiger Beach Ocean Park is one specializing in tourism, recreation, shopping and so on and is regarded as the Dalian people's favorite park.

Bangchuidao Scenic Area

9 kilometers (some 5 miles) away from the center of Dalian City, Bangchuidao Scenic Area is located in the east of the Binhai Road. It consists of Bangchuidao Islet, the natural lido and Bangchuidao Hotel. It is a famous seashore resort combining marvelous scenery of hills, sea, islet and beach.

Surrounded by hills, the northern part of the scenic spot appears beautiful and verdant. The hills are densely planted with flourishing pine trees and cypresses. The southern part is an open maritime area featuring a smooth sand beach. The adjacent lido is regarded as one of the best in Dalian City. 600 meters (some 1968 feet) away from the seashore is the Bangchuidao Islet whose name derives from its shape. This islet is shaped like a Bangchui (wooden club) used by some Chinese people as a washing tool, thus it was named. It is relatively small, covering an area of only 0.3 square kilometers (about 74 acres), while it boasts steep cliffs, peculiar rocks and beautiful wild flowers and grasses everywhere.

Golden Pebble Beach National Resort

Jinshitan Scenic Area, also known as the Golden Pebble Beach National Resort, is situated in the Liaodong Peninsula and facing the Huanghai River. It comprises two peninsulas with a spacious beach in-between, with a land area of 62 square kilometers (15,321 acres) and a water surface of 58 square kilometers (14,322 acres). Encircled by sea all around, the beach enjoys a coastline of 30 kilometers (19 miles).The region has an oceanic monsoon climate, with mild temperature and a distinct four seasons. Environment here is among the best throughout the country. Fresh air, clean sea water and spacious beach that extended four kilometers (2.5 miles) along the coast line attract tourists, especially swimmers, from home and abroad every year. It is also the location of the marine sports center where various trainings are carried out.

The most splendid view is focused on the eastern peninsula, where geological wonders that formed 600,000 to 300,000 years ago extended along the 8-kilometers-long coast line. The vast structure came into shape as early as the Sinian and Cambrian Periods. One can see hundreds of grotesque rocks in various shapes and postures. Some resemble rocks spreading their wings or monkeys watching the sea. Others resemble camels, turtles, dinosaurs, tigers, etc. No wonder it is called the solidified animal world. The Longevous Rock found in it is the biggest sediment rock with the clearest structure in the world, formed 600,000 years ago. One just cannot help marveling the power of nature.

Jinshitan Scenic Area also provides top-ranking recreational infrastructures. The golf course covers large greens of 17,500 square kilometers (4,324,344 acres) with 36 fairways, taking good advantage of the seashore. A hunting ground in the western peninsula, equipped with modern facilities, covers an area of 2,000,000 square kilometers (494,210,763 acres). A flower exhibition hall can be found in it where flowers from worldwide are in blossom all year round.You would never be bored in Jinshitan Scenic Area because there are so many scenic spots to explore. You should not miss other attractions such as wax museum, Chairman Mao exhibition hall, China Martial Arts Museum and Movie and TV Art Center.

Xinghai Park

Xinghai Park is situated on the southwestern side of Dalian City and borders Xinghai Bay from which it takes its name. The park has luxuriant trees and flowers on the landward side while the coastal side comprises a beach of golden sands.The park also attracts many visitors as it is a haven of tranquility as well as offering excellent facilities for bathing from its safe beach where the water is neither too deep nor subject to other than moderate waves. As well as the natural beauty of the park the visitors will be drawn to the architectural delights of the Qile Pavilion, Wanghai Pavilion and Yingchao Pavilion that are connected by cobblestone footpaths.

Another feature in the park is the Sun Asia Ocean World where you can observe many of the often bizarre creatures that live in the sea. This aquarium is the first in China to have an underwater tunnel from which you can see the marine life at close quarters. In addition you will see the world's first underwater pyramid, city and flying saucer in this remarkable marine world! This is the only museum in China dedicates to a fine collection of fossils from all over the world, each one being several hundred million years old.

Recommended Tours:

XinghaiBay Square, XinghaiPark, the Coastal Road, North Bridge, Tigers Carved Square, OceanPark, BaiyuMountain, Lushun Museum and North Fortress on the East Cockscomb Mountain. (TBD)

Dive into the largest polar aquarium in the world at Tiger Beach Ocean Park the coastal city of Dalian. For the less easily impressed, the aquarium also houses a whale shark, the largest fish in the sea.If you're looking for leisure but want to take in a little culture as well, this is the tour for you.

The one day tour includes admission, English speaking tour guide, shuttle bus and lunch.

Address: East Wing, F11, Block 1, Dalian Ascendas IT Park, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, LN 116025, P.R. China
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