Dalian — the "Northern Pearl" and the summer resort of China, compared to ancient capital cities such as Beijing, Nanjing or Xi'an, is a young city with only 100 years history. Dalian is the most relaxed and livable city in Northeast part of China. In many parts of China, economic prosperity takes place at the price of clean air and charm. Not so in Dalian, whose natural blessings are its biggest asset. Tree-lined, hilly streets, dotted colonial architectures, an impressive coastline with beaches, as well as its prosperous town, have made it being dubbed as the "Hong Kong of the North China". It is one of the three Best Tourism Cities (2006), along with Hangzhou and Chengdu, recognized by the National Tourism Administration.
Dalian is under a mild climate, cool in summer and warm in winter. You could experience four well-marked seasons here.
Dalian is located in the warm temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere with the oceanic climate; it's neither cold in winter nor hot in summer. The mean annual temperature is 10.5 and the annual precipitation is 550—950mm. The whole year sunshine duration is 2500—2800 hours. Welcome to Dalian!
Dalian, which is a port city, located in the southernmost tip of Liaodong peninsular. To the east lies the Yellow Sea and west the Bohai Sea. Dalian is a natural non-freezing deep-water harbor serves as a sea and land transport hub of North and South as well as one of the most important international trading ports. As a gateway of three provinces in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia, Dalian not only has an important strategic position, but also processes the gorgeous scenery.