Xinghai Square [Photo/VCG]
The huge coastal Xinghai Square is located in the southern beach scenic area of Dalian, Liaoning province.
Completed on June 20, 1997, the square was built to celebrate the return of Hong Kong. Now, it is a landmark in Dalian city.
With a central avenue running through it, the oval square is at least twice as large as Tiananmen Square.
The center part of Xinghai Square is decorated by 999 red marbles, carved with pictures to tell the stories of Chinese tradition, such as 24 solar terms and Chinese zodiac. Surrounding the square are musical fountains, which play at night from time to time, delighting residents on their evening walks.
Visitors may enjoy the beautiful seaside scenery and night views at the square.
Every summer, the annual China International Beer Festival and other series of activities including running marathons and fashion festivals will be held at the square.
Scenic Spot level: AAAAA
Open hours: the whole day
Ideal sightseeing season: May to October
Ticket price: free
Address: No 572, Zhongshan Road, Shahekou district
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