Dalian Introduction

dalian Facing Shandong to the south and the Yellow Sea to the east and the Bohai Sea to the west and south, Dalian is located in the southern tip of Liaodong Peninsular. Originally established by Russia in later 19th century as an ice-free port, then later occupied by Japanese until the end of the World WarⅡ, Dalian is a young city by Chinese standard.

Its main industries include ship-building, machinery, chemicals, oil refinery, textiles, and food processing. Dalian boasts a deepwater port, which has become one of the important foreign trade ports in China. The city is blessed with a beautiful environment, favorable location and strong industrial base. Its advantage as a seaport city has been the most attractive feature for overseas investors.

Dalian is the most relaxed and livable city in Northeast China. In many parts of China, economic prosperity comes at the price of clean air and charm. Not so in Dalian, whose natural blessings are its biggest asset. Tree-lined, hilly streets, dotted colonial architectures, an impressive coastline with beaches, as well as its prosperous town, have made it being dubbed as the "Hong Kong of the North China".

Dalian is a very popular destination among Chinese tourists and foreign visitors, especially from Japan, South Korea and Russia. Its mild climate and multiple beaches as well as its importance in the modern history of China make it an especially nice place to visit. It is one of the three Best Tourism Cities (2006), along with Hangzhou and Chengdu, recognized by the National Tourism Administration.

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