Hailed as the “pearl of north China” Dalian is also a shoppers’ paradise. The shopping centers of Dalian are mainly consists of Tianjin Street and Qing Niwaqiao, located in front of the railway station and connected by the Victory Square Department store.
What to buy
Dalian is known as Fashion City where the annual Dalian International Fashion festival is held. Visitors inclined to travel to the city around September, will find this festival venue a paradise to buy the most fashionable clothes from all over the world.
Bordering the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea which foster the growth of an array of sea life, Dalian exports much of its seafood to different countries and regions in the world. Locals consider their seafood treasures to be: sea cucumber, abalone, scallop, prawn, mussel, oyster, and more.
Dalian is renowned in China for its apple harvest and produces more than 100 varieties. The cherries, peaches and grapes grown here are also popular in the northern part of China.
Shell carving artworks
There is a variety of artworks sculpted out of shells – the products include hanging paintings, screens, lamps and ornaments. Embroidery and glasses ornament product are also popular choices.
Where to buy
Like Beijing’s Wangfujing and Shanghai’s Nanjing Road, Qingniwan area close to Dalian Railway Station is a commercial landmark of the city and a popular tourist destination. With a great location in front the railway station, a group of large department stores and malls make this area the busiest shopping center in the city. Qiulin Women Shop and Dalian Shopping Center are two main choices in this area.
Tianjin Walking Street
A century-old shopping street with many stores and stalls. In recent years, the government turned it into an extravagant European style shopping area with all sorts of well-known brands housed in skyscrapers. The top-end shopping building, Friendship Shopping City, is also on this street.