Dalian Off The Beaten Path

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    Be brave, try local restaurants

    by ctietbohl Updated Jan 1, 2007

    Please go out of the hotel to try local restaurants. We found only one restaurant "The Big Apple", that had anyone who could speak English. But we found all restaurants had 10 to 20 meals on individual plates. uncooked. You could point to which plate you wanted, my wife always chose shrimp, and they would prepare it for you. I never knew how it was going to be prepared, whether broiled or fried or baked, but it was almost always delicious. I didn't like sea cucumber salad. If your shrimp comes out with the shell still on and then breaded, we saw people either eating the shrimp, shell and all, or, seperating the shell from the shrimp in their mouth and spitting out the shell. My wife pealed hers, and I ate the whole thing. Pull the tail off first, though. The Chinese people laughed at my wife peeling her shrimp. You can eat for one fourth the cost or less than if you ate all your meals in your hotel.

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    Beida Suspension Bridge

    by meteorologist1 Written Jul 29, 2006

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    You will see a nice suspension bridge if you are travelling on the road that is adjacent to the coast (Binhai Road). At the Yanwoling scenic area (near Laohutan), you will find the Beida Bridge. There are some nice photo opportunities here with the surrounding mountains. Worth a quick stop.

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    Bangchuidao Scenic Area

    by meteorologist1 Updated Jul 27, 2006

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    The Bangchuidao (Bangchui Island) Scenic Area is located southeast of Dalian's city center. In a park-like setting, you will find beach and hills, and one can do biking and boating here as well as various beach recreations. This is a nice place to relax. From here you will see a small island off the coast called Bangchuidao, but I don't know if one can get on the island; only look at it and go around it by boat probably.

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    Dalian Modern Museum

    by meteorologist1 Updated Jul 23, 2006

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    The Dalian Modern Museum is located adjacent to the Xinghai Convention & Exhibition Center near Xinghai Square (northwest of it). It proudly showcases the history of Dalian. The building itself is obviously very modern looking. Can be reached via street car route 202. Admission tickets are 30 yuan.

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    It's a zoo out there

    by Jorgito_lindo Written Jun 21, 2006

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    Dalian Forest Zoo is a very good place to see not only your regular stock of zoo animals but also the ones that are found only in China and Asia. And yes, they have pandas!

    Different from other Chinese zoos, animals seem to be healthy here and the cages are not so small.

    The cable car ride itself is worth the trip as you get an amazin view of the coast by Xinhai square

    View of one part of the zoo from a cable car
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    Xinghai Square

    by ahoerner Written Aug 29, 2005

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    This huge square can be observed from the plane when aproaching Dalian.

    It has an oval form with a star in the centre.

    Interesting place for a walk, although when we visited the city, there was a beer festival taking place there and the square was close for normal visitors...

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    Fujiazhuang Beach

    by ahoerner Written Aug 29, 2005

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    If you are curious about how Chinese beaches look like, this is one of the best sites in Dalian for you to visit and have some tan...

    But remember that you are in China and invariably it will be crowded.

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    Russian Custom street.

    by ahoerner Written Aug 29, 2005

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    Near the Train Station, this street has lots of shops with signs in Russian, including some restaurants as well.

    There you find every kind of cheap gadget you may imagine...

    Quite interesting, since Dalian was a Russian protectorate until the mid 1900's.

    Russian Custom Street.
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    Pretty Policewomen ride on horses !!!!

    by ryuuji Written Aug 25, 2004

    If you travel here, please also don't miss seeing the pretty policewomen. Local people say, they are one of the most beautiful view in Dalian. You can see this special scenery in People Square.

    this picture is send by my friend!
    i m sad,because i missed it!

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    Lu Shun (Port Arthur)

    by A2002 Written Jun 17, 2003

    Lu Shun, a coastal city rich in history, is about 47 kilometers Southwest from the center of Dalian.

    "Baiyushan Hill (White Jade Hill), towering 130 (426 feet) meters high beside the bay, is the symbol of Lushun. During the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, Chinese soldiers had once fought Japanese invaders on this Hill. Canons built during the War are still found there. Later in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905, the Japanese and the Russians were found battling each other on Chinese territory. The Hill was then the artillery position of the Russians. Later the Japanese forced Chinese laborers to build a tower to hold ashes of those who perished in the war. The ugly structure is still kept there as an evidence of Japanese invasion into China.

    On November 21, 1894, the Japanese soldiers trespassed into Lushun and committed their three-day bloody massacre. 20,000 civilians without any weapon died under the hands of these cruelty acts of these solders. Years later Chinese government built a cemetery in memory of these Chinese who died in the massacre. The cemetery lies on the north side of Jiusan Road.

    Remain of Japanese Prison is another important site in Lushun as well as another evidence of Japanese crime in China. Visitors are allowed to inspect the cells including workshops and execution chambers. Hundreds of Chinese people were cruelly killed here. Tour around the prison reminds people of the cruelty of war and inhumanity of Japanese invaders.

    The Lushun Museum has a long history among Chinese museums. It was built by the Japanese in 1917. The museum displays massive artifacts, including 6 mummies (which still have hairs attached to it) was stolen from Xinjiang by the Japanese. "

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    DALIAN'S HISTORY

    by Andrew_Liu Written Jun 13, 2003

    1. In Dalian’s history, at the end of the 19th century, Japan and Tsarist Russia once came here. Since 1898,Tsar Russia occupied Dalian for several years. They appointed a Governor for controlling Dalian.
    The building of faraway place is former Tsar Russian governor office.

    Former governor office
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    Pretty Policewomen ride horses

    by elva199 Written Jun 12, 2003

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    Dalian is famous for pretty girls in China. If you travel here, please also don't miss seeing the pretty policewomen. Local people say, they are one of the most beautiful view in Dalian. You can see this special scenery in People Square.

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    Bingyu Gou (Bing yu valley)

    by A2002 Written Apr 15, 2003

    I have not got the chance to visit the "little Guilin". There will be tours from Dalian in the summer. It is too cold in the winter, hence there will be no organised tour to visit the beautiful valley.

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    Fruits Galore

    by muileng Written Mar 9, 2003

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    Roadside fruit stalls as such are very common in Dalian. There is a wide variety of fruits available in Dalian, and they are fresh, sweet and cheap. You can get 1kg of huge, red, sweet strawberries for RMB$13 in Winter/Spring (Dec-Mar). Peaches in Summer (Jun-Aug) are great too!

    Typical road side fruit stall
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    If you come to Dalian, pls...

    by tierneyli Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you come to Dalian, pls DONT miss a western road of
    this city, Ying Bin Rd., which means 'Welcome' in English. Rent a Taxi, go along this road will be the most romantic thing you can do in a seaside city.

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