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Xinghai Square, Dalian

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Considered the world's largest city square, Xinghai Square covers a star-shaped area of 1.1 million m sq (684 mi sq), which attracts thousands of tourists on a daily basis. Reconstructed by the government in 1998, the square contains the country's largest tables made of white marble and decorated with illustrations of dragons, which commemorate Hong Kong's return to the motherland. As you stroll through the vast area, inspect many bronze sculptures, human footprints which represent the transition from childhood to adulthood. Besides enjoying the square's modern architecture and the sea air, also visit the surrounding sites such as the exhibition center, shell museum, and beach park. With our custom trip planner, Dalian attractions like Xinghai Square can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Where to stay in Dalian

Dalian's Zhongshan district contains the main bulk of its established accommodations, with a wealth of high-rise chain hotels, luxury local institutions, and simpler options offering a range of facilities, including rooftop pools, views of the nicer parts of the port, and onsite restaurants. Beachside hotels on the eastern and southern coasts of the peninsula offer good options if you want to focus on the more natural aspects that surround the modern city.
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  • Not bad place to visit, but nothing impressive. Typical coastal city atmosphere- a lot of attractions, far from clean beach. Nice view actually happens in the evening. Must visit as an important point...  more »
  • We didn't do any research on Dalian prior to coming here. Right from 2014, we knew we had wanted to come here because we wanted to stay in The Castle Hotel. We were captivated by the hotel's pre-openi...  more »
  • Great for a walk from the beach and fairground to the square, which is a large open garden. Still lots os access for car so you can drive and park in the square. Square can be misleading, it's more ro...  more »
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  • Good view of Hogwarts and an interesting place to wander round in the evening. Was more impressive before the knocked the monument in the middle down. Oh and its round.
  • The landmark, and once the pride of Dalian before the most renowned obelisk there was torn down for its blasphemous nature against the Party.
  • very nice place .
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  • Beautiful square, worth visiting.