Things to do & places to visit in Liaoning, China

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Liaoning #16 destination in China 2023. The average rating score is 4.19 based on 10.9k traveler reviews, of 702 attractions. Timezone: Asia/Shanghai, current date and time: Friday, April 19, 2024, 14:40.

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  1. 4.5 Xinghai Square (839 reviews)
    - The trip in Dalian during the winter vacation.
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    We went to the square during the Spring Festival.By my father's invitations and luckily, I had a amazing expereience in the Dalian city. The view was definitely awesome.There was a lot of things to do. We really did enjoyed the afternoon.To my surprise, we saw the seagulls beyond the beach,which was a very beatiful scene.We join in the crowds of people and we took a lots of photos. The place is absolutely a must-going on your travel list. As for supper,we had excellent Dalian seafood. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the food was georgeous.The seafood dumplings were really delicious which is beyond my expectation. But I think it might be a little expensive for 48 dollars (each prson)for a meal even though the dishes were served in high quality. But all in all, we had a great day though.I'd like to give a positive rating to the one of the greatest square in China. See more..
  2. 4.5 Dalian Forest Zoo (414 reviews)
    - Wear some good walking shoes - this is a BIG zoo!
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Zoos
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    There are so many different animals and their enclosures are awesome! Of course the Panda exhibit is always very crowded. Bring good walking shoes. This day I walked over 10 miles just in the zoo alone and I'm not sure I saw everything. Plan for a full day. This is not a quick excursion. You want to see it all because it's awesome. See more..
  3. 4.5 Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium. (311 reviews)
    - Good Dolphin Show
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    The aquarium offers many attractions including a dolphin show, polar bears, seals, penguins, etc. I though the price was a bit high for what the park offers. It is worth a visit. See more..
  4. 4.5 Beiling Park (281 reviews)
    - Spectacular park & historic area
    Friday: 4:00 AM - 6:00 PM Parks
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    Sal Hu, located in Fushun, Liaoning. The famous Nurhachi campaign against the Ming Dynasty in 1619, the Battle of the Sarhu, took place here. Nurhachi commanded 60,000 troops to defeat the Ming Dynasty 470,000 troops of the 4th Route. This battle was a decisive strategic battle in the rise and fall of Ming and Qing dynasties. See more..
  5. 4.5 Yalu River Broken Bridge (268 reviews)
    - Cool
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Bridges
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    Great backstory on this bridge, and definitely worth a visit. You can get closer to DPRK on the bridge than with the boat tours! See more..
  6. 4.5 Binhai Road (229 reviews)
    - Scenic drive
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Scenic Drives
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    We enjoyed our sightseeing along this winding road. It is nice to see how the people live in the area, the crops they grow, and the peaceful lives they live. See more..
  7. 4.5 Benxi Water Cave (152 reviews)
    - Spectacular & magnificent, dry & water caves
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Caverns & Caves
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    Benxi Water Cave is a huge cave system located at the Taizi River. It is part of the Benxi Water Cave National Park. See more..
  8. 4.5 Mount Qian Shan (141 reviews)
    - Little known beauty spot.
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Mountains
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    Not the most famous mountian range. This are is often overlooked. But the Chinese flock here in the thousands. Qainshan (translated as Thousand Mountians) is a beautiful location. It includes three types of temples: Buddist, Taoist and also Nuns. It is almost unique in having all three in the same place. There are well trodden paths up the more popular peeks. But you must be fit to do this. For the less able, there are two sets of Cable Cars that will hoist you to the top. Though there is actually plenty to be seen at the bottom with many lakes and monostries or temples found round almost every corner. In addition to the mountains and temples, there is a huge bird zoo that I am told is spectacular (though I haven't been inside myself yet). The local people think this park is best visited at night. Many of the temples and moutain peaks are floodlit in the evening. So don't leave too early. See more..
  9. 4.5 "9.18"Historical Museum (124 reviews)
    - First rate museum that provides great insight
    Speciality Museums
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    This museum commemorates September 18, 1935, the day Japanese forces invaded China and subsequently occupied Shenyang and the surrounding peninsula. It displays disturbing photos depicting the carnage of war. See more..
  10. 4.5 Dalian Laohutan Square (123 reviews)
    - Sculptures are worth the visit
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Neighborhoods
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    Binhai Road is very long and a little complicated to find the attractions but well worth the visit. The Tiger sculpture is impressive, when you read about the quantity of materails used to construct it. Opposite is the Bird Park which meanders up the mountain along the waterfall and it also worth visiting. There are many free ranging birds and you can feed them. Because of this, they make for good photo opportunities.The area is tree covered so can be chilly if the weather is cool or raining, so take a jacket along. Wear walking shoes. There is a curio shop which seems expensive but did have some interesting items. Just outside the Bird Park is a quaint coffee shop with a bird theme. See more..
  11. 4.5 Bangchuidao Island (114 reviews)
    - Bangchuidao Island & Dalian seaside view
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Historic Walking Areas • Islands • Beach & Pool Clubs
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    Good seaside views. Water was on the chilly side for me, and the beach rocky. Very good for a day-trip outing. See more..
  12. 4.5 Grand Black Mountain of Dalian (112 reviews)
    - Great Destination
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Mountains
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    It is my favourite place to go in Dalian area. There are two most common ways to get to the top. One is to take stairs to the temple, second is to take a road from the village few hundred metres further up the road Both cost 10yuan for car park and both cost 20yuan at the gate. However, the stairs close after 6pm while the road becomes free of charge in the night. You cannot drive to the top without permission. The views from top are amazing and you can see both Bohai Sea and Yellow sea. It takes about 1h45min to get to the top. The views especially during night are amazing. See more..
  13. 4.5 Dalian Bingyu Valley (107 reviews)
    - Go To "Bingyu Gou"!
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Historic Walking Areas • Beach & Pool Clubs
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    This national park in Dongbei or north-east China, halfway between Dalian and Dandong, has an AAAA rating and it's well-deserved. I took 450 photos and 400 were fantastic. The scenery is breath-taking. The cable car to a mountain peak was thrilling. A beautiful, clean, clear, green river winds through a gorgeous gorge surrounded by mountain peaks. See more..
  14. 4.5 Fengcheng Fenghuang Mountain Scenic Resort (96 reviews)
    - Nice place
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mountains
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    Amazing place full of positive energy... unfortunately we didn't have much time so we didn't see the dangerous part The weather was also super clean... public toilets are also clean! See more..
  15. 4.5 Hushan Great Wall (83 reviews)
    - Great wall of China
    Friday: 7:55 AM - 6:00 PM Ancient Ruins
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    just a short bus trip from Beijing CBD is the great wall of China. A wonder by all meanings of the word. Weather you appreciate History, Architecture or culture the great wall will simply wow and overwhelm you. Its larger that it looks on photos, higher and physically more challenging to climb that videos or photos can ever show. the market place at the bottom with food, artifacts and memorabilia's is a wonder o its own. You can never claim to have seen China if you never visited the great wall. See more..
  16. 4.5 Haizhiyun Park (75 reviews)
    - This place is so cool!
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Parks
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    I wish there were translations of what the saying were on all the various monuments - but it was a very cool place to see. See more..
  17. 4.5 Qianshan Mountain Buddha (53 reviews)
    - Breathtaking excursion!
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Visiting the Mountains of Anshan was a really breathtaking trip. The whole area is very well maintained and everything is good organized. Climbing up the Mountains and hiking along the Mountain trail is memorable experience. See more..
  18. 4.5 Wuai Market (52 reviews)
    - Shopping Scene Par Excellence
    Friday: 5:00 AM - 3:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Shopping Malls
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    Great Chinese shopping experience, block after block, stall after stall, building after building. Every kind of good you can imagine. Whole buildings of shoes, clothes, office equipment and more. If you like to shop, do not miss this. Unlike some markets ion other cities, people here are very friendly and there is really no hassling of the customers by shop owners. BARGAIN ON EVERYTHING...Foreigners should feign total indifference, be willing to walk away, and pay no more than 30% of the initial asking price. See more..
  19. 4.0 Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) (916 reviews)
    - Place for fun as well
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM History Museums
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    This historic place got more interesting with the possibility of getting involved, dressing up and experience the old. See more..
  20. 4.0 Laohutan Scenic Park (535 reviews)
    - Great place to take young kids
    Friday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Parks
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    This 295 acre park is actually a collection of four attractions: Tiger Park, Singing Birds Woods, Tiger Square and an Aquarium. See more..
  21. 4.0 Dalian Zhongshan Square (371 reviews)
    - Cool Architecture
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    The Zhongshan Square is surrounded by some architecturally interesting buildings. Some of the tallest and most brightly lit towers are around this square as well. There are quite a few restaurants nearby and it is conveniently located. The square is not too large so plan to spend less than an hour here and maybe a little longer walking around. Zhongshan Square metro station is here and exit B will get you right into the square but be careful if you want to cross the road as traffic is quite chaotic here. Exit B1 will get you on the outer sidewalk of the square. See more..
  22. 4.0 Jinshitan Scenic Area (248 reviews)
    - Jishitan Beach: Renewed And Developed
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Beaches
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    Jinshitan Beach has changed enormously and grown in popularity. For the past seven years, I had the pool on the beach to myself, pretty much. Now there are thousands of visitors on the beach. It's still not crowded. And it's still incredibly clean. Lots of attractions have been added: jetskis, paddleboards, swimming areas, boating areas, speed boats, cruise boats, etc. There are restaurants and snack bars right on the beach and across the road in a new mall, too. Millions have been invested in this seaside location and the money was not wasted. The development is creative and the result is dynamic. There are secluded beaches nearby, if that's what you're looking for. If you want to hit a big beach that has become trendy and popular, head for Dalian and then go to Jinshitan Beach. You're gonna love it! See more..
  23. 4.0 Sun Asia Ocean World And Polar World (226 reviews)
    - Curiosity is good!
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Amusement & Theme Parks • Aquariums
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    It is interesting to see the variety of aquatic life including plants and animals they have on display. See more..
  24. 4.0 Xinghai Park (206 reviews)
    - Cool
    Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Parks
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    Nice place but overrated. It is a central square in Dalian with a lot going on around the place. Good to see once. See more..
  25. 4.0 Labor Park (205 reviews)
    - Chilling out in the fragrant air
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Parks
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    We came to the the large city-center park for relaxing, unhurried photo taking against the parks varied natural backdrops. It is a clean well-maintained park. See more..
  26. 4.0 Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang (204 reviews)
    - General Zhang's Mansion
    Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • History Museums
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    Very beautiful, stately, somewhat Romanesque architecture of the former grand mansion/residence of the King of Northeast China. See more..
  27. 4.0 Shenyang Botanical Garden (194 reviews)
    - Fantastic day out
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gardens
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    This was quite an experience and not what I was expecting. As this was late October the garden was closing down as the season was finishing and they were planting the bulbs for next year. However, we decided to continue the visit as we wanted to see the famous 125 metre high Lily Tower. It is quite a large garden – actually a park - full of surprises. As the board near the entrance states “The park is a collection of gardens and architectural products of five continents and key cities in the world.” All of which are worth exploring. We spent most of the day there and still wanted to see more. We shall return when the flowers are in bloom, because it will an absolute joy. Definitely recommended if you are in the area and have a spare day. See more..
  28. 4.0 Dalian People Square (193 reviews)
    - 30 Apr 2018 & 3 Dec 2018 visits
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Walking Areas
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    Very nice square overall! The municipal government building is here located behind the central garden! In spring flowers blossom and it’s beautiful to see bees and dragonflies there flying. Winter though it’s barren but ok. It rained a lot in December. Since it’s a square, you can expect to find old aunties dancing there in the evening mostly. Moreover, children also fly kites there with their parents! Great place to hang out See more..
  29. 4.0 Victory Square (153 reviews)
    - Renovated, Clean, Good Lighting
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Victory Square is now a clean, wee-lighted, place. The underground shopping mall is famous for its maze of small shops in Dalian. It has been renovated over the past few years so now it looks like a new mall, in mant places, with new shops and a fresh look. See more..
  30. 4.0 Japan-Russia Prison Site of Port Arthur (112 reviews)
    - You really needs to visit here.
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Historic Sites
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    I didn't mean to but got happened to visit this place on 15th, August, which was the day Japanese surrendered. It made my visit more meaningful and unforgettable. When i looked around the prison inside out, I couldn't help feeling anger and sadness. Many of my ancestors not only got a deathh penalty here, but also got literally killed at this place, on the day before 15th, August. This was such a tragedy that happened in human history, and more tragic thing is that there has not been an apology about it and less and less people remember it over time. For me it was really worth a visit. I was proud that many of my ancestors did not give up our independence in spite of 35 years under Japanese. Thankfully I realized that I am living in the period what they dreamed of, which i did not realize before. I wrote my review in English because i want to share my feelings and thoughts for this place with more people around the world. and hope you can visit here somday in your life. See more..
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