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Address: Ganjingzi District, Dalian 116001, China
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A crystal ball which lights up at night with various designs. They call it a square but it is actually a traffic circle with about 6 roads leading off. Zhongshan square is just a... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Beijing, China
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1,129 reviews
706 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

May 2015, so many square dancing DA MAs/aunties were there on the square apparently dancing to celebrate the INt'l labour day! I can imagine how much fun I'm having while recording all of the dances with the aunties)) Then there are kite fliers too! They use the westward wind to let it blow it up in the sky! Very fun... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A crystal ball which lights up at night with various designs. They call it a square but it is actually a traffic circle with about 6 roads leading off. Zhongshan square is just a few blocks up the road. It is worthwhile taking a few pics of the ball, both day and night. If you are living in the area... More 

Thank zab307
Changsha, China
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55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I liked the green crystal ball in the middle, which lights up at night (there seems to be a copy of it in Yantai). It's just a pity that the lovely old church opposite is now a KFC! With regard to size and architecture, this square is comparable with Zhongshan Square, which is a street up. Both are not as... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of Dalian's numerous squares, so it is worth visiting for couple of minutes- just to take few pictures. I recommend seeing it at night when the ball lights up. It is in a good location so you don't have to go out your way to visit.

Thank Mala-od-palube
Fukaya, Japan
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799 reviews
534 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

There's nothing worth seeing here. And be care. The square is always full of cars and cars and cars. It's best to walk the underpath which connected with the subway. You can enjoy a lot more if you go to the shopping erea near here.

Thank ワンケディ
Dalian, China
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40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Better visit in the evening when the huge ball lights up.Many shopping malls and restaurants nearby.One surprising restaurant is the KFC in a church-like building.

1 Thank Nekosama7
Jakarta, Indonesia
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211 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I think, China develop a lot of place to support city development, one of them near my stay at Intercontinental Hotel is Friendship Square, Not much to see but it's a nice place for Photos session (Vintage point).

1 Thank Aria L
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

As the title suggests, there is not much to see here. Hardly worth making a special trip, but may be worth do a quick walk through the area - there is some interesting architecture is several nearby squares.

Thank pweda_na
Dalian, China
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153 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Built to commemorate the friendship of China and the former Soviet Union. There is an illuminated crystal-ball architecture in the middle of the square, with five hands holding the ball resemble the solidarity of people from five continents of the world. The neighboring area is mainly shopping malls and hotels, there's a KFC in a church-like building. A mix of... More 

2 Thank maddalena d
Dalian, China
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2012

In Chinese it is said you hao guang chang. It is more beautiful when it is night time.

1 Thank BundaK

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