The city’s main hub, Zhongshan Square is a panorama of buildings encircling a huge roundabout.
The square comes alive at night with crowds of the younger generation socializing and gathering to watch the local football team on a giant TV screen overlooking the square.
Polar Aquarium & Tiger Beach Park
Tiger Beach Ocean Park at south eastern Dalian holds the record for housing the largest Polar Aquarium in the world. There are 11 species of more than 150 polar animals in addition to 3,000 fish. Dolphin and sea lion shows draw massive crowds to the amusement centre sited at the heart of the Park.
The Park holds another record for housing the coral exhibition hall. Water sports enthusiasts will find a home at Star-Sea Park where diving, boat riding and water skiing are popular.
Kingdom of Discovery Theme Park
Kingdom of Discovery Theme Park is Dalian’s answer to Disneyland, and one of the largest theme parks in China. 6 themed blocks known as Castle Zone, Toon Town, Forest Zone, Discovery Plaza, Dessert Zone and Factory Zone comprise the attractions of this attraction.
Look out for roller-coaster rides and stunt shows performed with fire, motorcycles and cars. Dances performed at night, especially, are a spectacular showcase of colour and verve.