大连金石滩（dà lián jīn shí tān ）
Located in the Liaodong Peninsula and facing the Huanghai River, Golden Pebble Beach (Jinshitan) is about 50 kilometers away from the northeast of Dalian City. It comprises two peninsulas with a spacious beach inbetween, which splits the site into a land area of 62 square km and a water surface area of 58 sq km. Encircled by sea all around, the beach enjoys a coastline of 30 km.
The region has an oceanic monsoon climate, with mild temperatures and four distinct seasons. The environment is among the best in the country. Fresh air, clean sea water and spacious beaches that extended four km along the coastline attract tourists, especially swimmers, from home and abroad every year. It is also the location of a marine sports center where various training can be carried out.
Some of the other attractions include the kung fu museum, and Kingdom of Discovery, Dalian's small theme park. There are a lot of beach-side shops and stalls near the area, however they have been known to shut down during bad weather. The best way to get to there from downtown is to take the light rail. A single-journey trip takes about one hour. A tourist shuttle or taxi may be available from the Jinshitan light rail station to the beach.
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Opening Hours: 8:30 to 16:30
Ideal Season to Visit: May to October
Combo ticket for natural scenery: 180 yuan ($27.13)
Combo ticket for cultural museums: 240 yuan
Address: Jinshi Road, Jinzhou district, Dalian, Liaoning province
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