Sandy Beaches and Seaside Cliffs
Families can relax in this flourishing seaside city known as the Hong Kong of Northern China. The city was designed by Russian architects fascinated with French culture – as can be seen in the large squares, gardens, fountains and parks throughout the city. After being subjected to Japanese and Russian rule, Dalian was handed back to the Chinese government in 1945. The city’s historical legacy is a good match for its natural beauty, and a drive along the coastal road, Binhai Lu, reveals stunning views of the cliffs and sea. Families can visit sandy beaches (Tiger Beach Park and Golden Stone Beach are convenient when traveling with children), and if you get bored with the ocean, a museum of Mao badges and hunting grounds at Golden Stone Beach offer a bit more than just the typical seaside holiday.