Dalian Travel Tips
Area: 12,374 square kilometers (4,777 square miles), urban area of 2415 square kilometers (932 square miles)
Population: 5,627,521 (by the second quarter of 2005)
Dialing Code: 0411
Postal Code: 116011
Government Location: Xigang District
Administrative Area: six districts of Xigang District, Zhongshan District, Shahekou District, Ganjingzi District, Lushunkou District, Jinzhou District and 3 municipal cities of Wafangdian, Pulandian and Zhuanghe and Changhai County
Situated on Liaodong Peninsular, Dalian borders the Yellow Sea to the north. The bustling downtown area and most sights are located in the eastern part of the city. The governmental and commercial centers are around Zhongshan Square and Renmin Square. The southwestern part of the city is the university district. The northern part of the city is the newly developing zone where Dailian's Economic and Technology Zone located. The southern coastal area has many beach attractions.
The railway station is centrally located and the ferry terminal is in the eastern end of the city. Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport is ten kilometers (6.2 miles) southwest to the city center.
The city area is not very large and sights, hotels and shopping places are not very far from each other. A walking trip throughout the downtown is quite easy. A taxi, ride around the most popular sites in the downtown area would cost about 20 yuan.
English city maps are well organized with detailed information of locations and sights, travel arrangement information and useful telephone numbers.
The downtown Bank of China has two branches close to Zhongshan Square, where you can exchange money. One branch is on the north side of the Square, the other is two blocks to the south. Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport and most hotels in the city have money exchange services as well. Rates at hotels might not be as good as those in the Bank of China. Some hotels only exchange currency for their own guests. For more info on money please visit our Money page.
Post & Telecom
The post office is located in the northwestern part of Zhongshan Square.
Dalian Municipal Center Hospital
Address: No. 826, Xinan Lu, Shahekou District
Bus 25 from the western gate of Xinghai Park [Western Area], get off at Municipal Center Hospital stop
Bus 405 from Zhongshan Square [Downtown], get off at Chunliu stop
Bus 411 from Qingniwajie [Railway Station Area], get off at Chunliu stop
Bus 611 from Renmin Square [Downtown], get off at Chunliu stop
Emergency Center: 0411-84438358
Dalian Friendship Hospital
This hospital is one of the three accident and emergency centers in the city.
Address: Sanba Square
Telephone: 0411-82713281 (daytime), 0411-82714346 (night period)
Dalian Herbal Medical Hospital
Address: No. 321, Jiefang Lu, Zhongshan District
Telephone: 0411 - 82681738 ext. 2041, 2033
Address: No. 154, Zhongshan Lu, Xigang District
Dalian University of Technology (DUT)
It is one of the key universities under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education in China. Authorized by the State Ministry of Education in China, the School of International Cultural Exchanges in this university enrolls overseas students.
Contact Address: School of International Cultural Exchanges Dalian University of Technology
Person to Contact: Ms. Zhang Xian Mr. Zhang Lei
Dalian Maritime University
Address: No.1 Linghai Lu, in the western end of the city
Dalian Medical University
Address: No.465, Zhongshan Lu, Shahekou Dirstrict
Dalian University of Foreign Languages
Address: 94 Yan'an Lu, Zhongshan District
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
Address: No. 217, Jianshan Jie, Shahekou District