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DALIAN
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D alian, the second largest city in Liaoning Province, is located at the south of Liaodong Peninsula, adjacent to the Yellow Sea in the east and Bohai Sea in the west. As one of the five specially designated cities in the state plan, one of the fifteen sub-provincial cities and one of the fourteen opened coastal cities, Dalian is served as the window for the opening up of China’s northeast to the world, the international Shipping and Logistic Centre in northeast Asia and the regional financial centre. Read More Below.


OVERVIEW

D alian, the second largest city in Liaoning Province, is located at the south of Liaodong Peninsula, adjacent to the Yellow Sea in the east and Bohai Sea in the west. As one of the five specially designated cities in the state plan, one of the fifteen sub-provincial cities and one of the fourteen opened coastal cities, Dalian is served as the window for the opening up of China’s northeast to the world, the international Shipping and Logistic Centre in northeast Asia and the regional financial centre. Lying on the hinterland of the northeast China, Dalian is also named as “the window of the northeast”, “the northern peal” and “the romantic city”, with a pleasant weather both in winter and in summer. Dalian is the first city in China conferred as one of the Global 500 Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement by the United Nations Environment Program in 2001. In 2006, together with Hangzhou and Chengdu, Dalian was rewarded as the best tourist city in China. Dalian also won the global whole city award in 2009.

GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

D alian is located at the south of Liaodong Peninsula, adjacent to the Yellow Sea in the east and Bohai Sea in the west. Lying on the hinterland of the northeast China, Dalian is also named as “the window of the northeast”, “the northern peal” and “the romantic city”, with a pleasant weather both in winter and in summer. Dalian is a landscape city full of gorgeous scenic spots. It is the window of the Chinese northeast and also the greatest port city of the region.

D alian is renowned as the international shipping center of northeast Asia, the international logistics center, the regional financial hub, and the international garden city. It plays a leading role in transforming the old industrial cities of the northeast region, and is also the major player during the process of strategic reform and opening up on the Liaoning coastal economic belt.

OVERVIEWCLIMATE

CLIMATE

T he climate of Dalian is characterized by tepid summers, abundant rainfalls, and short sunshine duration. The land is marked by shallow maximum depth of frozen ground annually and enjoys mild wind and rainfalls throughout the year. The annual average temperature of Dalian is 11.8℃, with 2013 being the fourth warmest year after 1951. The annual highest extreme temperature is 32℃, while the lowest one is -13.6 ℃.The temperature in the winter months of January and February is four to five degrees higher than the past years. The temperature in January remained normal but rose by four degrees compared with the annual average level in February. The average temperature in the spring months from March to May is 10.8 degrees, which is 1.5 degrees higher than the same period of the past years, with the data rising by 2.9, 0.9 and 0.5 degrees respectively in March, April and May. The average temperature of the summer months from June to August is 22℃, which dropped by 0.4 degrees compared with the same period of the past years. The average temperature in June dropped by 1 degree, while July is slightly cooler and August remained normal. The average temperature of the autumn months from September to November is 14.9℃, which is 1.6 degrees higher than the same period of the past years. Temperature in September and October is two to three degrees higher than the past data while November remained normal. Temperatures in middle December, February, March and October all reached the highest value on the record since 1951. The annual precipitation in Dalian is 818.8 mm, rising by 2.5% compared with the past years.

GEOGRAPHYCULTURE

CULTURE

T he Garment City is another honorable title for Dalian and the carnival like International Fashion Festival has been held in Dalian for 20 times. As the saying goes, “Enjoy the best food in Guangzhou, have a good time in Shanghai and find the most beautiful clothes in Dalian”, the girls in Dalian are known nationwide for their fond of fashionable clothes. The Soccer City Like Brazil, Dalian is also a fanatical football city.

S ince the professionalization of Chinese football team in 1994, Dalian has won 8 champions. Known as the Soccer City, the city of track and field and the swim village, Dalian is famous for sports in China. Called the “Soccer City”, Dalian is more famous for the ball while the ball is also popular in China because of Dalian. Dalian is proud of and excited for its football and the football has deeply rooted in Dalian with a crazy growth and become Dalian’s unique culture.

CLIMATETOURIST SEASON

TOURIST SEASON

T he tourist peak season in Dalian usually starts in late May, when the Dalian Affair of the Chinese Scholar Tree and the Export Commodities Fair are held, and ends in early September, when the International Fashion Festival closes. The streets of Dalian are always crowded during this time. Tourists gradually fade away during the six months after September. However, the scenery in Dalian remains charming as always. Fish usually come back during September and October, which is the best time for fishing. There is also an ice lantern show at Bingyugou valley during the cold days. The game land at Jinshitan beach also opens for business in winter when the mainstream touring activities in summer become less popular.

CULTURE