Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport is a public airport operated by Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Co., Ltd. Serving the city of Dalian in Liaoning Province in China, the airport is situated in Ganjingzi District, approximately 10 kilometres or six miles northwest of the city centre. In 2014, it was the busiest airport in Northeast China, with 17,203,640 passengers handled. Dalian Zhoushuizin International Airport operates with a concrete runway designated 10/28, measuring 3,300 feet metres or 10,827 feet long.
What to see & do
Dalian, a major city and seaport in the southern part of Liaoning Province in the People’s Republic of China, is the country’s northernmost warm water port, as well as the southernmost city of Northeast China. The city also serves as an important financial, shipping, and logistics hub for Northeast Asia. For both domestic and international tourists, Dalian is a popular destination, mainly for its mild climate and beautiful beaches. Some of the most visited beaches in the city are Jinshitan Golden Coast beach, Fujiazhuang beach, Bangchuidao beach, Xinghai Park beach, Xinghai Bay beach, and Xiajiahezi beach. Other than the beaches, Dalian is home to many other popular and important sites, including Zhongshan Square, which is noted for the classical buildings surrounding it; Laohutan Ocean Park, featuring exhibitions namely the Coral Aquarium, the Polar Region Marine Animals World, and the World of Birds; Xinghai Square, the largest city square in the world; Heishijiao Geological Park and Dalian Natural History Museum; Sun Asia Ocean World; Dalian Forest Zoo; Bangchuidao Scenic Area; Dalian Sightseeing Tower; Donggang East Harbor Music Fountain; Dahei Mountain; Jinshitan National Holiday Resort; the Discoveryland theme park; different kinds of museums; and the islands in Changhai Country. There are also a number of hot spring hotels in Dalian, as well as ski resorts.
How to get around within Dalian
There is no problem looking for a taxi in Dalian, as there are many of these travelling within the city. The taxis are metered, although some drivers may decide to go off the meter during bad weather. There are also a large number of illegal taxis in Dalian; to avoid these, look for the taxis with blue or white light on top of the vehicle. The main form of public transit in the city is the buses, with most services running regularly. The roadside signs at the queues are in Chinese and English. Regular public buses have routes to some of the city’s attractions: route #2 from Qiniwa station to Tiger Beach, #4 from Olympic Square to Tiger Beach, #5 from Zhongshan Lu to Jingsha beach via Fujiazhuang, #13 from the west side of Victory Square to the ferry terminal, #16 from Zhongshan Lu to Xinghai conference centre, and #22 from the railway station to Xinghai Square. Additionally, the city is also served by air-conditioned tourist buses, which ply route #801, a circular route from the railway station, passing by People’s Square, Xinghai Square, Fujiazhuang Beach, Tiger Beach, Labour Park, and Zhongshan Square. The city is also served by trams and trolleybuses that run along route numbers 201, 202, and 203. There is also the light rail, which provides service from Ganjing District to Jinzhou District, plus two downtown stations. Motor bike drivers in Dalian also take passengers, with the fare negotiated based on distance and the traveller’s bartering skills. Helmets are not provided, though.
How to get there
Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, serving Dalian, China, receives flights from Japan, Russia, and Korea, among other international destinations. Most of the international flights going to Dalian are operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Transasia Airways, Uni Air, and SAT Airlines.
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