The Square covers a total area of 270 acres. Its name literally means “The Sea of Stars”. Xinghai Square was built at the centennial of the City of Dalian in 1998. The sculptures of 1000 footprints and an opened book facing the sea commemorates the vicissitudes of the city’s history.
Around the square are high-end apartments, restaurants, banks, luxury sports car dealers and an amusement park. The Xinghai Bay beach, the Castle Hotel, Dalian Modern History Museum and Dalian Shell Museum are also nearby. The musical fountain at the center of the square, it known as the largest musical fountain in Northeast of China is the third musical fountain in Dalian.