A recent survey named Dàlián China’s ‘most liveable city’, and if you linger on its beaches, explore its modern museums or stroll through its shopper-thronged pedestrian areas, you’ll see why. Perched on the Liaodong Peninsula bordering the Yellow Sea, Dàlián is one of China’s most prosperous cities. And even as many flashy towers are being built, this lively, relaxed city retains some early-20th-century architecture and refreshing acres of grass.
Several beaches surround the city, and relaxing by the sea is one of the main reasons travellers visit Dàlián. Dàlián’s extremely successful football (soccer) team also lures many fans.