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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Jun 18, 2014
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Top Attractions To See During A Short Layover In Dailan, China

A somewhat modern city in China, Dailan has history of around a hundred years. You get the feeling that you are in a European country when you visit the city of Dailan. There are scenic spots scattered across the area and tourists will find plenty of Dailan accommodation available.

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1. Xinghai Square

1. Xinghai Square

Located in the northern bay of Xinghai the square is a public area that was opened in 1997 as a commemoration of the independence of Hong Kong. The total area covered at the square is forty five thousand square meters. The center of it is shaped like a star incorporating nine giant dings and two white marble cloud pillars. There are lamps set every twenty meters and they form a navigation light. For over a week in late July and early August the Square is the venue for the International Beer Festival. You can stay over at Somerset Harbor Court Dailan when you want to continue to explore the square and the rest of the city.

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2. Laohutan Ocean Park

2. Laohutan Ocean Park

Also known as the Tiger Beach Park, Laohutan is located in the middle section of the southern seashore in the city of Dailan. It is an ocean topic park that is popular among tourists because of the scenery, the entertainment events and the shopping culture. There are around two hundred million people who visit the park each year. The park is open from 6.00am to 10.00pm.

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3. Bangchuidao Scenic Area

3. Bangchuidao Scenic Area

It is situated in the eastern side of the Binhai Road around 10km away from the city of Dailan. The design of the area resembles an ancient washing tool that looks like a club. Bangchui is the name of the tool. The climate in the scenic area can be matched with any of the summer resorts; here you can observe the natural cliffs, hills and scenic cliffs.

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4. Dalian Discovery Kingdom

4. Dalian Discovery Kingdom

An amusement park in the Jinzhou district, Dailan Discovery kingdom is one of the biggest theme parks in China. An area of a whopping 470,000 square meters belongs to the park. It is demarcated by six categories of which the most popular are Magic Forest, The Mysterious Desert and Discovery Square. Watch out for other activities including Chinese celebrity performances.
5. Xinghai Park-Found on Beach road near the Malan River, the Xinghai Park is a massive garden that has rows of flower beds, fountains and lawn trees. The characteristic feature of the park is the man made beach where people come to bathe, dive, row boats and fish.

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6. Sunasia Ocean World

6. Sunasia Ocean World

Sunasia is one of its kind in China because it is the first ever modern amusement park in the country. In operation since 1994 Sunasia provides a spectacular experience surrounded by sea creatures. The tunnel observation decks makes you feel like you are part of the ocean viewing marine life. Sea turtles, Sharks and a variety of fish can be found at this location.

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7. Dalian Natural History Museum-

7. Dalian Natural History Museum-

The Natural History Museum of Dailan holds some of the priceless fossils, preserved animals and plant samples from the Liaoning district and other parts of the globe.

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8. Zhongshan Square

8. Zhongshan Square

A square that was designed by the Russians in the nineteenth century, the Zhongshan Square is a famous site in the city of Dailan. Some of the buildings on the square were built by Japanese in the twentieth century. An interesting number of activities take place at the square like the summer dance evenings in the green zone and the foreign language corner.