Lushun Guide

-Travel to Lushun

Lushun District, also known as Port Arthur, is located at the southernmost tip of Liaotung Peninsula. It is mostly embraced by the sea and adjacent to Dalian downtown, facing the Shandong Peninsula. Port Arthur is regarded as a state-level key scenic spot, a national nature reserve, a national forest park as well as a famous historical cultural city. Rich in natural resources as well as its historical heritage, Lushun has become a National Key Scenic Spot, National Nature Protection Area, and National Forest Park by virtue of its now famous attractions.

Lushun District has a long history. It was firstly named “Jiangjun Mountain”, belonging to a part of Laotie Mountain. As early as 4000 to 5000 years ago, there was a native settlement. In 1880, the Qing government set up the north marine navy there and built a harbour, beam defense platform and dock, making Port Arthur a strategic citadel. Both the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 and Japan-Russia war of 1904 had left the port with many unpleasant memories of the atrocities of conflict. Thus, Port Arthur had invariably become a part of modern world history.
As an important military port in China, Lushun is not completely open to foreign tourists. Foreign tourists are required to obtain special permission from the local Lushun Police Bureau for entry to Lushun in advance of their visit, otherwise they will be refused.
Location: Northwest of Chengde; Opening Hours: 24 Hours; Contact number: + 86-10-58968802 Tickets: Free

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