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China: Dalian International Cherry Blossom Festival

Festivals and Holidays

Located in Northeastern China, Dalian is home to thousands of cherry trees planted during the Japanese occupation in the 1920s. The city's Cherry Blossom Festival runs from 26 April to 12 May 2015.

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Longwangtang Cherry Blossom Park in Dalian, China. Photo Credit: Yoshi Canopus.
 

A series of activities will take place during the Dalian (Lvshun) International Cherry Blossom Festival, which will run from 26 April to 12 May 2015.

Dalian was formerly known in English as Port Arthur. It was occupied in succession by Britain, Russia, and Japan. Japanese colonists planted cherry trees in the city during the Japanese Occupation in the 1920s.

Because of its Northerly location, cherry trees in the Dalian start to blossom relatively late in the year - at about the same time as Aomori, Hakodate, and Sapporo in Northern Japan.

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Top 8 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites in Dalian

Cherry trees can be viewed in several spots within the city and in the city's suburbs. Key sites for viewing cherry blossoms include ...

  • Lvshan Cherry Blossom Park;
  • Longwangtang Cherry Blossom Park;
  • Hengshan Temple;
  • Xinghai Square;
  • Laodong Park;
  • Zhongshan Park;
  • Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.

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Cherry Blossom Hotel Package

To celebrate the 2015 Dalian International Cherry Blossom Festival, New World Dalian Hotel is offering a Romantic Sakura Surprise package from 26 April to 12 May 2015. Here is what's included ...

  • One night's accommodation;
  • Free round-trip car service to Cherry Blossom Avenue in Lvshan;
  • A picnic lunch hamper with delicious snacks and a bottle of champagne;
  • A photograph taken by a professonal photographer;
  • Dinner vouchers for 2 at the hotel's Xiang Cafe;
  • Two glasses of Sakura wine at the hotel's Libai Bar;
  • One box of Sakura chocolates.

The hotel has 420 rooms and suites, 5 food and beverage outlets, meeting rooms, a heated indoor swimming pool, a health club, and a spa.

Where

New World Dalian Hotel, 41 Renmin Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian, Liaoning, China. Telephone: +86 411 8807 8888.

The hotel is located in the heart of the city near to Zhongshan Square, Dalian Harbour, and the financial district.

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Zhou Shui Zi International Airport, 3 kilometres from the train station, and a short walk from the main offices of many overseas corporations.

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