Jinshitan Scenic Area (Golden Pebble Beach National Resort)
Jinshitan Scenic Area, also known as the Golden Pebble Beach National Resort, is situated in the Liaodong Peninsula and facing the Huanghai River. It is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from the northeast of Dalian City. It comprises two peninsulas with a spacious beach in-between, with a land area of 62 square kilometers (15,321 acres) and a water surface of 58 square kilometers (14,322 acres). Encircled by sea all around, the beach enjoys a coastline of 30 kilometers (19 miles).
The region has an oceanic monsoon climate, with mild temperature and a distinct four seasons. Environment here is among the best throughout the country. Fresh air, clean sea water and spacious beach that extended four kilometers (2.5 miles) along the coast line attract tourists, especially swimmers, from home and abroad every year. It is also the location of the marine sports centre where various trainings are carried out.
The most splendid view is focused on the eastern peninsula, where geological wonders that formed 300,000 to 600,000 years ago extended along the 8-kilometer-long (5 miles) coast line. The vast structure came into shape as early as the Sinian and Cambrian Periods. One can see hundreds of grotesque rocks in various shapes and postures. Some resemble rocks spreading their wings or monkeys watching the sea. Others resemble camels, turtles, dinosaurs, tigers, etc. No wonder it is called the solidified animal world. The Longevous Rock found in it is the biggest sediment rock with the clearest structure in the world, formed 600,000 years ago. One just cannot help marveling the power of nature.
Jinshitan Scenic Area also provides top-ranking recreational infrastructures. The golf course covers large greens of 17,500 square kilometers (4,324,344 acres) with 36 fairways, taking good advantage of the seashore. A hunting ground in the western peninsula, equipped with modern facilities, covers an area of 2,000,000 square kilometers (494,210,763 acres). A flower exhibition hall can be found in it where flowers from worldwide are in blossom all year round.
You would never be bored in Jinshitan Scenic Area for there are so many scenic sports to explore. You should not miss other attractions such as the house of wax that exhibits lifelike celebrities, the exhibition hall displaying badges with Chairman Mao on them, China Martial Arts Museum, Movie and TV Art Center and so on.
Jinshitan Scenic Area aims to become an all-round resort that integrates tourism with entertainment. Many projects are still under constructions, such as Theme Parks, Hi-tech Agriculture Sightseeing and Demonstration Park and Golden Pebble Valley Country, etc.
Jinshitan Scenic Area was recognized as the National Resort by the State Council in 1992 and graded as a 4As Tourist Attraction in 2000. It was awarded the International Quality System Certification ISO9001 and ISO14001 International Environmental System Certification in 2002.
How to get to Jinshitan Scenic Area
1. Take Metro Line 3 to Jinshitan directly.
2. Take bus Changhe 803, Jinshi 2B, Jinshi 3, Jinshitan 1, Jinshitan 2A, Jinshitan 4 or Jinshitan 5 to Jinshitan Qinggui Zhan (Jinshitan Metro Station).
|Entrance Fee||Jinshi Waxworks: CNY 80 |
Museum of the Secrets of Life: CNY 100
Jinsha Stone Hall: CNY 10
3D Fantasy Art Museum: CNY 60 (Apr. 25 - Oct. 26); CNY 50 (Oct. 27 - Apr. 24)
Dome Cinema: CNY 50
Exhibition Hall of Badges of Mao Zedong: CNY 20
Chinese Culture Museum: CNY 100
Coastal National Geopark: CNY 60 (Apr. 25 - Oct. 26); CNY 40 (Oct. 27 - Apr. 24)
Golden Rock Park: CNY 20
Wanfuding Garden: CNY 10
Yachting: CNY 260
China Martial Arts Museum: CNY 20 for entrance fee; CNY 100 for performance.
Sightseeing Bus: CNY 20
Free for children under 1.3m (4.3 feet).
|Opening Hours||Apr. 25 - Oct. 26: 8:30 - 17:00; Oct. 27 - Apr. 24: 8:30 - 16:30|
|Recommended Time for a Visit||4h|
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Many hotels are on your choices inside the park, like Jinshi Yuren Hotel in the crossing of Middle Haibin Rd and Fengyang Street, Huangjia Haijing Holiday Hotel in 9 Fengyang Street and Jiehua Holiday Hotel in 3 Fengyang Street.
Saw your post here when searchng for information about the Jinshintan area. I am a school teacher at an international school in THailand at the moment. However, I will start a new job at the Dalian American International School in August of this year. This school, as well as the Maple Leaf International School (which I know by name and from the internet only) is in the Jinshintan area. So there are teachers in the area. I understand from my director there there are a few universities in the area as well, including a music school. I myself have two degrees in music (classical guitar performance) from arts schools in the USA. I taught music at college and university level for 8 years until I went into elementary school education. I cannot be sure until I see how busy my work schedule will be, but I have taught guitar many years, and may well be interested. Anyway, it is a good hour outside of Dalian city, but there should definitely be teachers in the area you could seek out. WIll your kids be attending school there?