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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 17, 2014
Aquarium shops in Dalian, China  (11 Answers)

My question if somebody of locals or tourists visited Chinese Dalian know something about good aquarium places there to see or even to buy something progressive?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2014
Succulents and cacti in Dalian City and suburbs

Hi to all Virtual Tourists again!)
I am going to visit Dalian first decade of this October and looking for some special succulent plants like Haworthia, Aloe and Gasteria. If somebody know some good shops or nurseries with such exotic plants or cacti in such a beautiful City?
They looks like ...
Any addresses or recommendations are welcome!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2013
Looking for a friend: "Jiao zhong street" (Gan Jing Zi District)?  (2 Answers)

I have decided I am going to fly to China from Ireland to look for a very good Chinese friend whom I haven't heard from in almost 2 years. I realise this is a massive undertaking given that I have no Chinese and little understanding of the culture or its norms.

Nevertheless, I have booked my flight from Dublin to Beijing, arriving on 22 July 2013. I am now trying to work out the most cost effective way to get from Beijing to Dalian. I am also trying to find out what sort of area my friend lives in, whether I will need to hire an interpreter when I arrive in Dalian, and what sort of cost would it be to hire an English-Chinese interpreter for an hour or two? If so, I would probably only need the interpreter in the event that something bad has happened to my friend and I'll consequently have to speak with his family (my friend is obviously fluent in English).

Would anybody be able to give me advice on any of the above?

The snailmail address which I have is for "Jiao zhong street, Gan Jing Zi District". I cannot find that address through a Google search. There's obviously no point in my going if the address is incorrect. Could anybody confirm if such a place exists? Thank you very much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2011
Dalian Info Help

Has anyone found an app for iPhone about Dalian lately? Any recommendations?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2011
city-one hotel - Digital Square - can't find it  (2 Answers)

A company has made a booking for me at city-one hotel (Digital Square, Shuma Road) but I failed to get full address. I am in transit and wonder if some one has a website or full address and what bus I can take from the main train station?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2011
Dalian to Harbin  (2 Answers)

Hi we are a couple from singapore,planing to visit in late April to Qingdao and Harbin.So i think from singapore to Dalian by Hainan air is cheaper.May i know from Dalian to harbin by night train,we should buy hard or soft sleeper ticket? Where are the train station to take? Is it near Dalian Zhongshan Square? Because we are playing to stay around Zhongshan District.Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2010
Student guide in Dalian?  (2 Answers)

I am going to Dalian (China) next may and am looking for a student guide thruogh this city, maybe also a little bit the surroundings. I would like to know the student(s) in advance to tell her/him exactly what I am interested in. Who knows where I can get to know them?
Many thanks and have a nice day

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2010
Transportation From Guang Zhou Air Port to Dalian  (7 Answers)

1. May i know how much i may spend to travel from Guang Zhou Air Port to Dalian??
and with what kind of transport??thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2010
Information regarding Chinese language and activities  (2 Answers)

Hello folks.
I will travel to Dalian this year. I am wondering if there will any places where I can learn Mandrin (I do not need a university as I will be working, unless very flexible hours. I have some of the basics but would love to continue in spare time. I would also like to find out if there are any clubs open to europeans of the martial art variety, Surfing or sea sports. If any one has any info I would be grateful.

Good bye

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2009
What is life like in Dalian  (5 Answers)

Hi everyone, Ni hoa!
I am going to Dalian in January for approx 1 year. I have many questions, but will stick to the basics, any help is appreciated. I need to know the general day to day stuff at the very least. For example!
1. How much is rent per month of a place in Dalian city of say 4 star?
2. What would it cost for cleaning service? or is this usually included?
3. How much would it be to get a taxi everyday for a journey of 20 minutes?
4. How much would it cost to survive one day i.e perhaps eating lunch and evening meal, not in a top restaurant... just average.
5. Is it a safe place to walk around by yourself .
6. Is there places where you can meet expats or even Chinese ppl as I have no idea what the culture will be like.
7. Importantly how much is it for leisure like a gym for a year?
8. Last but not least...what is the price of a pint of beer in a pub, average?

Thank you in advance!

Xie xie

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2009
Places to visit in Dalian within 1.5 days  (4 Answers)

I will be visiting Dalian in September 2009 for a work meeting, and will have about 1.5 days of free time for sightseeing.

Can anyone recommend the major attractions in Dalian to visit within 1.5 days?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2009
Current Cost of Living  (2 Answers)

Can somebody provide me information regarding the subject i mentioned above.
I want information about the cost of

1. house rent (house w/ 2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom)
2. food
3. public transportation
4. what is the net income after tax for 13,000 RMD

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2009
Travelling to China for the first time 7 days in Dalian  (2 Answers)

I will be traveling with a friend to Dalian, China in the beginning of July. We will be staying at the Technical University's hotel there. My friend will be attending a conference for the majority of the daytime hours that we will be there. I would like to know some of your suggestions for fun places, historic sights, that you would suggest for a first time traveler to Dalian. I would appreciate day time suggestions for me, and things that both of us could do at night.(Please rate your suggestions) As well we will be spending 2 days in Bejing, any suggestions on making the most of those days. I do not speak mandarin, but I am a very outgoing adventurer and love trying new things.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2008
Cost of Living in Dalian

Hi, appreciated if you can share some information of living cost in Dalian as I am going to attach here for a period of 18 months. thx in advace.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2008
how to travel from Dalian to Qingdao  (5 Answers)

help me i can't speak Chinese and tried few days on internet searching...but still not get info.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2008
Premiership football  (1 Answer)

Hi. Just in Dalian for a few weeks. Where can you watch live prem football in Dalian?. There's Newcastle V Man utd on Sunday Morning . KO 23rd Feb at 17:15 GMT. Local time 01:15. Near to Kempinski Hotel would be good.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2007
Which among the hotels is recommended?  (4 Answers)

Ni Hao from Tokyo.

I am attending a conference in China and the following are recommended by the organizers?

1. Sea Horizon Hotel
2. Xianghai Golf Hotel
3. Bohai Pearl Hotel
4. Liangyun Hotel

I wonder which one is recommended by the people who lives there of have been there. If by guts feeling, Xianghai Golf Hotel looks fine.

Thanks for any information.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2007
korean supermarket

i am going to visit dalian next week and i am looking for
korean supermarket and japanese supermarket.
address please.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2006
who had bad experience at the university of foreign languages  (1 Answer)

I would like to share my experience with those who have studied chinese in Dalian before.
I know there are many possiblities to learn chinese in Dalian, but i would like to know if i am the only person who have had really bad experiences with the attitude of the employees at Chinese Departement of the Dalian university of foreign languages.
I am extremely disappointed about the way they treated some students. I am not sure if it is a general attitude of dalian people or if the number of responsibles at the chinese department were less than needed, but i never felt compfortable when i asked them questions. For a foreign student it is a new world, but when i needed help, they sent me away or answered them totally impatient and unfriendly.
I have heard from a friend who contacted this university before, that they were incompetent and he complained about this university. I did not believe him until i made my own experience.
The teaching is acutally not that bad, but if the whole department is unpleasant, studying there will be unpleasant, too.
I would just like to let some of you know that you should better choose another institute to study chinese.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2006
Bus/Train to Dalian via Zhuhai, Zhongshan or Guangzhou  (6 Answers)

Hi, I would appreciate it very much if any of the VTers can help me with the following :-
1) Is there a bus i can take from either Zhuhai, Zhongshan or Guangzhou to Dalian ?
2) If so, what's the timing and how long is the journey.
3) Any indicative fares so that i can work on my budget.

Time is not a constraint, money is.. so i would prefer to travel either by the bus or the train unless there's no alternative but to fly. Thanking you in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2006
help me get to know dalian a bit.

Hello, i am in dalian now. I will be here a few days. Can anyone help me to see the city. contact me at [email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2006
passenger boat

Where can I find out more about the passenger boat from Shanghai to Dalian?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2006
Finding a local student guide  (2 Answers)

I will be visiting DaLian later in late August for 10 days, and have been recommended by a business associate to do what he did in Beijing, which was to employ a guide full time during his stay. That way you can see more and avoid the worry of getting lost or stranded without being able to read any signs. By UK standards it cost next to nothing apparently, (and the modest tip she got at the end was worth several months salary)
However I have read elsewhere that if you are not careful you can end up with a guide who is in league with restaurants and souvenir shops, and takes backhanders while you get ripped off. So, any advice please about the best way to find an honest student guide?
Thanks very much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2006
Nightlife in Dalian  (1 Answer)

At present i am in Zhaoqing, China and thinking of moving to Dalian as a matter of a change. Is there any pure rock bars in Dalian that play live bands, i am not talking about places where they only play commerical stuff like Queen = We will rock you, Bon Jovi = It's my life, stuff. But a place that goes a little bit harder like Metallica's music wise or a jukebox that has got a wide selection.

Would appreciate if anyone can get back to me ^_^

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 06, 2006
Dalian to Yantai Ferry Trip  (3 Answers)

Has anyone ever rode a ferry from Dalian to Yantai? How can you buy the ticket, how long is the journey, how much does it cost, and overall is it better to fly directly to qingdao instead of making a transit point in Yantai?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2005
nightlife in dalian

posted an ad sometime ago,,regarding nighlife in dalian,,no response?does no one go out anymore??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2005
a week in Liaoning  (1 Answer)

Hi, all-

I'm planning to take the ferry from Seoul to Dalian in a week's time, and stay in the area about a week, traveling around the area, before I go back to Korea to travel around there. I have spent some time in different parts of China and one of my main motivations for coming to this area is to see the North Korea-China border at Dandong, so I'm definitely planning to do that. What else is a must-see in the area? Also, if anyone else (currently in the area or planning to go) wants to travel with me, let me know!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2005
Single Father moving into Dalian - Info Needed !  (2 Answers)

Hello freinds - Please Help.

I am a single father moving into Dalian with a four year old Daughter. I very badly needed some information and hence am trying to solicit information here..

Few questions on Dalian
- Do I have lot of options for English speaking day care centre and how much do they cost,

what is their timing ? (I am non native speaker but for her age, my daughter speaks better

english than a native child)
- How expensive would be English speaking (or not) governess for my daughter who can stay with us (or work from 8 in the morning till 8 in the night with weekend off)
- What is the range of price for a Motor Bike or a entry level car
- How is the range of price for the rental for a 2 bed room appartment (modest/good)
- Any special precautions warnings that would be applicable to my special situation

Any responses would be warmely appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2005
Dalian University of Foreign Languages  (4 Answers)

Hello, I will be a new student at Dalian University this March and was wondering if you could give me your opinion of the school. I will be taking basic chinese and this will be my first time in China. Also, any suggestions for an American coming here from Los Angeles? Thank you for your response.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2004
any VT memeber in Dalian?  (4 Answers)

Wish to meet VT member in Dalian.Anyone there? Any Indian restuarannts in Dalian?

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