What to buy:
Eight Treasures of the Sea
“Eight Treasures of the Sea” refer to eight luxury seafood products such as shark fin, sea cucumber, swim bladder, and abalone. They are thought to be of high medicinal value. Sea cucumbers are very low in calories and fat and high in protein. They also contain many powerful substances, including antioxidants, which are good for your health. Shark fin soup is associated with many benefits in China, such as preventing heart disease and improving skin quality
In Dandong, you can buy apples from Dalian, the capital city of Liaoning province. In Dalian, over 100 varieties of apples are developed, winning the city the name of the “Hometown of Apple in China.” Dalian apples are quite popular among Dandong people and tourists because they are crisp and juicy with an excellent flavor.
Dandong is the top chestnut producer in Liaoning province. Chestnut trees here are quite common. The texture of the chestnuts is firm, yet spongy and the taste is sweet and earthy.
Where to buy
Sidaoqiao Seafood Market
At Sidaoqiao Seafood Market, you’ll find a great variety of fresh and flavorful seafood, including scallop, crabs, shrimps, lobsters, lobster tails, mussels, and oysters.
Location: No. 40, Chongjian Middle Street, Yuanbao District, Dandong, China
Transport: It takes 8 minutes to drive from the Dandong Railway Station to this market. Or you can take bus line 121 and get off at the Wudaoqiao Station.
There are 168 shopfronts on the two sides of the street. The pathway has also multiple street vendors selling not only food items but great souvenirs at decent prices. When visiting and strolling along the street, you can grab snacks, gifts, and accessories.
Open hours: 09:00-22:00 (Annual)
Transport: The market is a 12-minute walk away from the Dandong Railway Station.