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 600,000 to 300,000 years ago extended along the 8-kilometers-long 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.

Admission Fee: 1. free for the entrance ticket. 
2. Fees are charged for the scenic spots inside:
Combo ticket A: CNY 160 for Jinshi Waxworks, Museum of the Secrets of Life, Jinsha Stone Hall and Exhibition Hall of Badges of Mao Zedong
Combo ticket B: CNY 100 for Jinsha Stone Hall, Jinshi Garden, Dinosaur Park, Nanxiu Garden, Aotan Garden and Rose Garde
Opening Hours: Whole day
Recommended Time for a Visit: Four hours
Transportation: Take metro line 3 from the railway station to the scenic area directly.