Visiting Dalian

View, Baiyunshan, Dalian, Liaoning, China

 

Dalian is known for it’s cherries and I was lucky enough to stay at friend’s place whose parents are cherry farmers, while it was cherry season. Well, the first cherry season. They have one greenhouse and one open farm, so they can harvest two times a year. The cherries are really good in Dalian and if you’re there during spring or summer you should definitely get some.

Cherry farm, greenhouse, Dalian, Liaoning, China

My friend’s family cherry farm.

 

During my stay there I’ve seen many interesting things, such as an old Japanese courthouse, built during the time they had invaded and took control over Dalian, as well as a tower atop baiyushan they had built to keep a look out.

Lushun Japan Guandong Courthouse, Dalian, Liaoning, China.

Lushun Japan Guandong Courthouse

Tower, Baiyunshan, Dalian, Liaoning, China

Japanese tower atop Baiyunshan in the distance.

Qing Dynasty cannon, Baiyunshan, Dalian, Liaoning, China

A cannon we saw on our way to the top of Baiyunshan. My friend told me it’s most likely Qing Dynasty.

View, Baiyunshan, Dalian, Liaoning, China

View from Baiyunshan

 

My favourite place though was Yinggeshi Botanical Garden,  we went there on the last day of my stay in Dalian. We spent half the day there and I took many more pictures than you’ll see below. It was with great difficulty that I picked out the best ones, instead of just posting them all here.

Purple hills, Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Dalian, Liaoning, China

Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Flowers turning the hills purple.

Blossoming trees, Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Dalian, Liaoning, China

Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Blossoming trees.

Peony, Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Dalian, Liaoning, China.

Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Peony

Hanging flowers, Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Dalian, Liaoning, China.

Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Hanging flowers.

Pond, Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Dalian, Liaoning, China

Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Pond surrounded by flowers

Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, Dalian, Liaoning, China

Yinggeshi Botanical Garden, pink and yellow flowers.