Sitting on the shores of Korea Bay, north of the Yellow Sea, Dalian is one of northeast China's most modern cities and an important port and international trade hub. You may not think of many places in China as having sun-drenched beaches and stunning seaside views, yet Dalian has both in abundance. Life in Dalian is defined by the city's predominantly pleasant year-round climate, with locals spending plenty of time outdoors. People from around China and the region come to Dalian for the summer to relax and unwind. Whether travelling for business or leisure, experience the best of Dalian for yourself in Frasers Hospitality's luxury serviced apartments.
Overlooking Dalian Bay, Fraser Suites Dalian is a hotel in Dalian's new Donggang CBD offering luxury serviced apartment-style living for discerning guests and their families. Fraser Suites Dalian's 259-unit property is part of the new Europark Tower, which also features designer offices and a shopping mall. Each suite features well-appointed kitchens and luxury, tasteful interiors. Guests will enjoy the property's stylish indoor pool, 24/7 gym, function rooms, Executive Lounge and onsite restaurant, Sushi Luck.
Dalian is a thoroughly modern metropolis that revels in its dual roles as a resort town and a thriving trade and financial hub. Dalian manages to retain its Chinese sensibilities while letting the world in - a surprising number of the locals speak English and you'll find plenty of Western-style supermarkets as well as traditional wet markets to purchase your everyday needs. While the winters in Dalian are typically cold, they're much more mild compared to cities further inland and the spring and summer months are idyllically warm and pleasant. Step outside your serviced apartment to experience beachside fun and some breathtaking coastal walks.
Speaking of outdoors pursuits, Dalian's locals are football mad and with good reason. The city's previous home team, Dalian Shide, won the Chinese national competition no less than eight times. During your stay in our Dalian hotel, don't miss out on the opportunity to catch Dalian's current pro football team, Dalian Professional F.C. in action at the club's home ground, Jinzhou Stadium. For those travelling on business to Dalian, the city's modern infrastructure including the Dalian metro makes getting around between meetings easy.
Don't miss out on the top things to do in Dalian during your stay in our luxury serviced apartments, from delicious dining to fun in the sun.
Being a port city, Dalian has always had a close association with the sea and seafood features heavily in Dalian's dining scene. One local favourite is Sea Urechis Dumplings; made from a sea worm and mixed with fresh vegetables, the dumplings delight with a wonderful umami flavour. One of the best places to try Dalian's unique take on fresh seafood is WanBao Seafood Fang seafood restaurant, across the road from Laodong Park and only a short drive away from our serviced apartments near Dalian Bay. It's best to book ahead especially on weekends as the venue fills up quickly. Upon arrival, you'll be guided to specially made aquariums at the rear of the restaurant to choose your fresh seafood. The range is excellent and the service impeccable. Most of the staff speak English as well as Japanese and Korean - it's a pleasant experience all round.
Located a short drive south of your hotel in Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park is the largest 'lido' (beach theme park) in China. The park covers an impressive 4,000 metres of beachfront, with a wealth of fun activities and venues the whole family will enjoy. Some of the highlights of the park include the Tiger Sculpture Garden, the Polar Region Marine Animals World zoo and a huge indoor coral aquarium with hundreds of species of coral and fish. Outside, over 2000 birds also call the park home. The park is open between 08:00 and 17:00 every day and a ticket costs CNY220 during the peak season.
Another must-experience attraction in Dalian is the city's other major theme park, the phenomenal Dalian Discovery Kingdom. Located in the Jinzhou District around an hour's drive from your serviced apartment in Dalian, the theme park is the largest in the Liaoning region and indeed China. Visitors will love the park's six themed areas, three roller coasters, and over twenty other rides. There are rides and activities for people of all ages, from young children to those who are young at heart.
Escape the city and head out for a scenic drive along Binhai Road, a winding road that hugs the southern coast. On one side, lush green mountains roll down to the glittering sea on the other. It's truly one of China's great coastal drives and well worth an afternoon out. Along the way, stop by some of the major attractions along the road including Hudiao Square, Brd Swinging Woods and North Bridge. Along Binhai Road's western route, the Dalian Forest Zoo is a great place to see China's national icon, giant pandas. Ask the concierge at your hotel in Dalian to help organise a hire car for you.
Dalian is China's premier summer resort town precisely because of its stunning summer weather and swimmable beaches. You'll find most of the beaches located either to the north or the south of the city centre. For a fun day in the sun, head to Jinshitan (Golden Pebble) Beach and the Jinshitan Scenic Area. Not only can you hang out on the beach and soak up some rays, but you can also enjoy some spectacular coastal walks, especially in the Dalian Coastal National Geopark. The area features unique and ruggedly majestic outcrops that jut out into the ocean.
Arriving at your hotel from Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport couldn't be easier. From the airport, a taxi will take around twenty-four minutes to reach the city centre. Conversely, Dalian's metro line 2 runs directly from the airport to the Dalian International Convention Centre, located only a short walk away from Fraser Suites Dalian.
What is the best way to get around in Dalian?
Dalian has an extensive and inexpensive bus network and taxis are widely available. There is also a tram that runs across two lines and stops at the Changjiang Lu train station, the beach and Xinghai Square.
What is Dalian known for?
Dalian is known as a major commercial port and as China’s summer playground. Being close to the sea, Dalian is known as one of the best places to get fresh seafood.
What are the top 5 things to do in Dalian?
The top 5 things to do in Dalian, China include 1. Golden Pebble Beach 2. Fresh seafood restaurants 3. Sun Asia Ocean Word 4. Dalian Coastal National Geopark 5. Dalian Modern Museum.
When is the best time to go to Dalian?
The best time to visit Dalian is April to October, when temperatures are warmer and especially during the spring from April to June.
Where is the best area to stay in Dalian?
The best area to stay in Dalian is the new Donggang CBD followed by the Xigang and Zhongshan districts.