Located on the southern tip of the Eastern Liaoning Peninsula in northeast China, Dalian is a holiday makers dream. With its beautiful scenery and relaxing ambience, the fabulous summer resort destination has become a hot spot for tourists visiting China. The origin of Dalian dates back around 6,000 years when the Sushen people began to settle in the area. A major trading port, Dalian has been occupied over the years by the British, Japanese and Russians. In the 1960s and 1970s, Dalian was developed as a heavy industry centre and leading petroleum port. Today, Dalian is the centre of foreign trade in Liaoning Province and is the second largest international commercial harbour in China. A metropolitan hub with the mindset of an island resort, Dalian boasts mountainous features and many beaches, all located close to the city centre. Tiger's Beach, Golden Pebble Beach, Binhai Road, and An Bo Hot Springs are just a taste of the region’s must see attractions. Golf lovers will also adore a round at the prestigious Golden Pebble Beach Golf Course.