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China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.

Dalian is the governing sub-provincial city in the eastern Liaoning Province of Northeast China. Dalian is also China's northernmost ice-free seaport. It has got an area of 13,237 square kilometers and a population of 6,200,000 as of 2005. Dalian is located west of the Yellow Sea and east of Bohai Sea roughly in the middle of the Liaodong peninsula at its narrowest neck or isthmus. With a coastline of 1,906 kilometers, it governs the entire Liaodong Peninsula and about 260 surrounding islands and reefs. It is south-south-west of the Yalu River, and its harbor entrance forms a sub-Bay known as Dalian Bay.

In the Qin and Han periods, the Dalian region was under the jurisdiction of Liaodong county. In the early Tang Dynasty, the Dalian region was under the jurisdiction of Andong prefecture in Jili state, and in the Liao Dynasty, it was under the jurisdiction of Dong Jing Tong Liaoyang county.
Dalian was named Sanshan in the period of Weijin, San Shanpu in the Tang Dynasty, Sanshan Seaport in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Niwakou in the Qing Dynasty. In the 1880s, the Qing government constructed loading bridges and fortifications with built-in cannons, and set up mining camps on the northern coast of Dalian gulf, making it become a small town.

There are many famous beaches in Dalian, for example, Tiger beach, Xinghai beach, Jinshitan beach and Fujiazhuang beach. Dalian is the one of the few cities in China where there are not many bicycles and the number of cars on Dalian streets has increased dramatically in recent years.

Dalian, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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