Dalian is a port city in the north-east of China which is directly bordering the Yellow Sea. Dalian is also calls the “Hong Kong of the North”. The population of the city amounts to round about 3,5 million people but includes nearly 6,17 million people in the extended urban area. The port of Dalian has a tradition for centuries and is the northernmost ice-free harbor of China. Because of its great use as a commercial port (mostly for oil) but also as a base of the Chinese naval fleet the harbor of Dalian has really great significance for the country.
Due to its long sandy beaches and impressive cliffs, Dalian with its temperate climate is a popular summer holiday destination for locals and tourists.