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Some of the Parks in Dalian to Relax and Refresh – Green haven in the City

With a 100 year history, the city of Dalian is known to be a comparatively young city as opposed to Beijing and Nanjing. Explore through Dalian's parks for your little haven in the city.

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Labour Park

Dalian Labour Park is located in the center of the city spans over an area of 560, 000 square meters and is known to be the biggest park in Dalian. The park's massive lawn is home to over 300,000 flowering plants and stands as the centrepiece. Perched against the backdrop of the Lushan Mountain, this park is a great place to spend the day, whether you're travelling alone or with friends and family, and it offers a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. This park was also believed to play an important part in China's history following its liberation over 100 years ago. A monument has been erected here with the words 'Work Create World'. The park also features a large amusement zone and a farm with peacocks, cranes and deer, and the monumental giant sculpture of a red and white soccer ball. Visitors to the park can take in the green surroundings as they stroll through the manicured lawns or paddle boat through a small lake or even climb up the hill to enjoy the breathtaking view of the city.

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Fujiazhuang Park

The Fujiazhuang Park is located in the mountainous area of Dalian and measures to about 550 meters in length. The park is about 5 kilometres from the main city and offers the ideal respite for those looking for a safe haven away from the bustling noise of the city of Dalian. Accommodation options are quite abundant in the city with properties such as Somerset Grand Central Dalian becoming quite popular with tourists, if you were looking for a place to stay. The warm azure waters that kiss the edges of this park are usually teeming with fonder swimmers during the hot summer months as it's the perfect place to cool down! This park even has a colourful reef that is ideal for snorkelling.

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Jinshi Yuan Park

Jinshi Yuan Park is also known as the Forest of Rocks, as it home to towering 20 meter high rocks have also been renamed as a Natural Geological Museum. These rocks were believed to have been formed by erosion over 600 million years ago, around the time that dinosaurs once roamed the earth. Thus, this city park has a rather unusual landscape and is a popular attraction because of it, as most of the rocks have formed in to different shapes that make for quite a good photography session. Located near to the park is the Stone Collection Hall which is a museum that holds some fascinating rocks, which includes the Muyu stone, the five colour stone and the Ling Bi stone.

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Donghai Park

The Donghai Park is a wonderfully green park located on the south of the downtown district of Dalian, with a scenic beach front. The park is best known for its scenic views, quirky sculptures located on the road side which gives its visitors a glimpse in to models of warships and a walking trail that is ideal for taking in the sights and sounds of this park.