First stop on my Liaoning province tour was Dalian. The first thing that had attracted me to visit here was that it was a coastal city, reminding me of home.
I was reading up on the history of Dalian and I’ve learnt that it was once under the Russian and one under Japanese rule. You can actually see this influence through their architecture around the city. To be honest, it had felt like a breath of fresh air due to not seeing the same old city buildings constantly in addition to being able to see and feel its history around me.
One thing that I had stumbled upon whilst walking along Binhai Road was a castle, which turns out to be a hotel (fourth picture below). After a quick Google, it’s called “The Castle Hotel”, so imaginative. I’ve heard that when it lights up at night, it’s absolutely stunning but I didn’t get the chance to see it for myself. Such a shame. Google images will have to do. The interior is utterly stunning too.
Places featured in this post
Xinghai Square (星海广场)
Binhai Road (滨海路)
Labor Park (劳动公园)
Friendship Square (友好广场)
Dalian Shell Museum (大连贝壳博物馆)
Donggang Music Fountain Square (东港音乐喷泉广场)
Other places I’ve visited
Zhongshan Square (中山广场)
Renmin Square (人民广场)
Xinghai Park (星海公园)
Places I didn’t get the chance to visit
Lvshun District (旅顺口区)
Bingyu Valley Scenic Area (冰峪沟风景区)
Jinshitan Scenic Area (金石滩风景区)
Bangchuidao Scenic Area (棒槌岛风景区)
and many more…