Changhai County is located in the northern Yellow Sea to the east of the Liaodong Peninsula. The area, quite close to Japan and South Korea, is the only island county in China's northeast and is the only island border county in China. The area produces many high quality local specialties, including sea urchins, black skirt tetra, conch, greenling fish, and clams. Famous attractions include the Dachangshan Island Scenic Area, Sanyuan Palace, Mazu (sea goddess) Temple, Tieshan Xiannü (“Iron Mountain Female Celestial”) Lake (铁山仙女湖), and Moon Bay (月亮湾).
Dachangshan Island is located in the middle of the Changshan Islands and is the seat of the Changhai County Government. Dachangshan Island is named after the island's long and mountainous landscape. The island has a winding coast and many natural and cultural landscapes. On the island of Dachangshan, there is a sea garden, which combines European and Northeast Asian styles. It is a charming small town on the sea. The air is fresh and the environment is elegant, which is a good place for a relaxing holiday.
Haxian Island is located six miles southwest of Dachangshan Island, Changhai County, Dalian City. It is an administrative village under Dachangshan Island Town, located in the northern Yellow Sea, opposite Seri Island in the East and Guanglu Island in the southwest. Elephant Trunk Hill and Dawang Mountain lie to the east and west of Haxian island, respectively. The island is home to abundant vegetation, like pine, oak, locust, wild Chinese chestnut, mastic-leaf prickly ash and other shrubs, wild vines and climbing plants. Wild flowers bloom all year round, such as winter jasmine (local people call it "monk head flower") and long yellow day lily and wild chrysanthemums, lingonberry and red wild vines can be seen on the craggy cliff in autumn.
Guanglu island is located in the western park of Outer Changshan Archipelago in Changhai, in the northern part of the Yellow Sea. It is comprised of multiple islands, rocks and reefs. It is one of the larger islands in the Changshan Archipelago. To the west, Guanglu is adjacent to Dalian's Jinshitan Tourism Area, to the north it is across the sea from some important towns in southern Liaoning such as Pikou and Dengshahe. It is the closest island to Dalian among all islands in Changshan. It is known as the "Gateway to Dalian."
The Changhai Sea is also called the Changshan Islands. It is located in the eastern part of the Liaodong Peninsula and is an island tourist attraction in the Northeast. Changhai is a famous island fishery. Many tourists come here to eat seafood. You can taste a variety of fresh fish, shrimp, shellfish and algae. If you stay at a local fisherman's home, you can follow the owner's experience of fishing. Changhai is an island county under the jurisdiction of Dalian. It consists of more than 200 islands and reefs. It is located at the northern end of the Yellow Sea and east of the Korean peninsula. The sea is quite clear. There are beach baths on several major islands, and most of them are free to open. The beach sand is much softer than the beaches in Dalian.