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DALIAN

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Dalian is the provincial capital of Liaoyang. Its ice-free port of is strategically located for access between the north of China, Russian Ferderation, and the nations of northern Asia, hence it's named "Great Link". And for this reason, it had undergone serveral changes of reign, this made Dalian does not look like other China cities. Old Tsarist buildings rub shoulders with those in classical Japanese style, the whole leavened with Chinese tradition and a scattering of modern hotels and office buildings. Local seafood features heavily on restaurant menus. It is a well known summer holiday resort with excellent beaches lying below the green hills which flank the city. Dalian is also one or the four "priority open cities" out of China's Open Coastal Cities.

Airport Information

Name of airport: Zhou Shui Zi International Airport
Distance to city: 15 km
Airport Transport:
  • Taxi fare: CNY 30-35
Airport tax: CNY 90 (international flights)

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

Flight Schedules from/to Hong Kong
3 hours 20 min

Visa

Home entry permit required for HK Chinese.
Visa is required for foreigners.
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Embassies and Consulates

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Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 400 cigarettes
  • Liquor: two 75cl bottles of alcoholic beverages
Customs rules require an accounting of all valuables including watches, jewellery, cameras and currency that you are taking in. A copy of this is surrendered on departure and anything missing may well be treated as imported and duty required accordingly. Therefore make sure you obtain a police report for any goods stolen during your stay.
Recorded video-tapes must be declared and may be viewed by the Authorities on arrival.
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Currency

Renminbi (RMB)
Approximately RMB1 = HK$0.9297 = US$0.1197 (updated 25 Mar 1996)
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Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Accommodation

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Transportation

Bus
Taxi
  • fare: CNY 1.5 per km
Train

Tourist Attraction

Dalian Botanical Gardens
Economic and Technical Development Zone
Foreign Trade Negotiation Building
Laodong Park
National History Museum and Zoo
Renmin Stadium
Trade Fair Building

Tours and Activities

Tours from Hong Kong

Shopping guide

Zhong Shan Square
Shashi Bazaar
Friendship Store
Seamen's Club

Weather

Min. -5 C (in Jan)
Max. 27 C (in Jul)
Annual Rainfall: 1828mm
Rainy Season: Jun - Aug
Best Season to visit: Summer
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast
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Language

Official Languages: Mandarin
Language of Business and Administration: Mandarin and English
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Electricity

220 volts, 50 cycles

Emergency Number

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Tourist Hotline: 5261179
Ambulance: 120 , 7213460
Emergencies: 110 (foreigner's section 552729)
Fire: 119
Tel No. Enquiry: 114
Police: 110
Foreign Affairs Office of Police: 7216795

Public Holidays

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