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One of China’s prosperous and modern cities, Dalian strikes a balance between bustle and breezy.


All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days from majority of the Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain.

For further details, consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.21 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.19 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
0.14 Euro (EUR)
0.12 British Pound (GBP)
1.17 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
11.56 Indian Rupee (INR)
18.93 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.2 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.15 US Dollar (USD)


All hotel services (such as accommodation, food and beverage, spa etc.) and their related service charge will be subject to tax at the prevailing rates.


Many mid-range and high-end restaurants generally include their own service charge which varies between establishments.

Tipping is officially considered inappropriate and is discouraged.

Business Hours

Bank Hours
8.30am - 5pm, Monday through Sunday

Office Hours
8.30am - 12pm, 2pm - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Shopping Hours
9am - 9pm, Monday through Sunday.

Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form.

Check with your local doctor or health care professional about vaccination requirements before you plan your trip.


Dress is generally informal in Dalian except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when a suit and tie is appropriate.

Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats, and gloves as temperatures can drop to well below freezing with strong winds. Light clothing is appropriate for the spring and summer months.


Dalian has a climate ranging from very warm during summer months (10°C – 30°C / 50°F – 86°F) to extremely cold during winter -2°C - 2°C.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 0ºC -7ºC
Feb 1ºC -5ºC
Mar 7ºC 0ºC
Apr 15ºC 7ºC
May 20ºC 12ºC
Jun 24ºC 17ºC
Jul 27ºC 21ºC
Aug 27ºC 22ºC
Sep 24ºC 17ºC
Oct 18ºC 11ºC
Nov 10ºC 3ºC
Dec 3ºC -4ºC

6.9 million


Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Metric System

220 volts

Plug Type

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800