Dalian is not only hailed as “pearl of north China”, but also a shopping paradise. The shopping centers of Dalian are mainly consisted of Tianjin Street and Qing Niwaqiao, these two famous business circles located in front of the railway station, connected by Victory Square Department store. In recently years, along with increasing foreign commercial buildings, there are two business circles rising up in the middle west of the city, represented by Olympic Mall, Wal-Mart in the middle and Parkson, Carrefour in the west.
Shopping in Dalian, you should first focus your attention on Dalian-flavored seafood, fruits, crafts as well as dress and ornaments.
Famous local products: sea products like sea cucumber, kelp, abalone, prawn, scallop and neptunea. Fruits like Jonathan apple, peach, and Dalian cherries; Crafts like glassworks, embroideries, sea-shell carving, etc.
Dalian four commercial and shopping centers: Qingniwaqiao, Tianjin Street, Renmin Road and Xi’an Road. Qingniwaqiao is the most prosperous one.
Famous shopping malls: Dashang Group, Dalian Park Land, MYKAL, Victory Square, Lianyang Department Store, Zhongxing Mansion, Korea Fashion Wholesale City, etc.
Tianjin Street- Dalian commercial pedestrian street enjoys the reputation of Najing Road of Dalian. There are some old and famous shops like Tianbai Building, Tianlun Department Store, Guotai Mansion and Tianjin Street Fashion Center along the Street. Friendship Shopping Mall on the Renmin Road is the most luxury shopping mall in Dalian, Parkson Shopping Center, Tianxing Roosevelt, as well as MYKAL on Xi’an Road have become new bright spots in Dalian Commercial.
Featured Tourist Commodities
Shopping: featured tourist commodities- Shellfish
Xian zi: It is also called clam. There are dozens of calms in Dalian, such as Hua Xianzi, Sha Xianzi, Clams, Cardium and Cyclina, etc.
Haihong: it is also called mussel, and famous as tasty and nutritious food.
Boold clam: it is also called Mao Xianzi, and live mainly in soft mud in the offshore area. It is popular for fresh and good taste.
Oyster is also called Hailizi and can be cooked or ate directly. It is the famous fried oyster after fry. It can also be stewed together with sauerkraut as Oyster Hotpot.
Scallop: it got the name for its fan appearance; it can be eaten directly after cooked in water. Dried scallop is very famous in Dalian,
Shopping: featured tourist commodities-eight treasures in the sea
Sea cucumber is a kind of valued sea food, especially stichopus japonicus in the northern part. Wuxingci in Dalian Changhai Country is called “King of Sea Cucumbers” and is listed as the head of eight treasures in the sea.
Shopping: featured tourist commodities-Apples
It’s been more than 90 years since Dalian began to plant apples in 1902. Dalian is titled “Home of Apple” as the biggest production area which accounts for one third of Liaoning Province. There are more than 120 series of apples, such as Ralls, Zhu Guang, red delicious, golden delicious, Fuji apple and so on.
Shopping- Dalian Tourist Commodities-Cherry
There are 5 kinds of cherries in Dalian, they are Chinese Cherry, Manchu Cherry, Pin Cherry, Gean, Hybrid Dalian Sweet Cherry series like Yuanhong, Richu, Zaofeng, Naweng, Hongdeng as well as Hongmi, etc.