People from all over China flock to Dalian on the tip of the Laiodong Peninsula, drawn by its deep-blue bay and dazzling beaches. The city boasts wide, tree-lined avenues, pleasant hotels, legendary seafood restaurants, water sports, and a mild climate year-round. But for foreign visitors Dalian's great attraction is the opportunity to experience Chinese life. Visit a local home for tea and conversation. Explore a bustling farmer's market. Or visit the cultural and scenic attractions that make Dalian a popular vacation destination with the Chinese people.
Dalian may be a major vacation destination, but the city is also an industrial center producing ships, motors, textiles and chemicals. The surrounding countryside is dotted with grain fields and apple orchards.