LOCAL INFORMATION

 

About Qingdao

Qingdao, a beautiful seaside city, is located in the southeast part of Shandong Province. To the east, a short distance across the Yellow Sea, lie Korea and Japan, making Qingdao an important city for international trade.

The red roofs, green trees, blue sea, and azure sky form a bright and colorful picture of Qingdao. The city is sometimes known as the Switzerland of the Orient.

Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Qingdao attracts many tourists with its charming seascape. Sights like the Eight Passes Villas, the Zhan Bridge, Wusi Square, Mt. Laoshan, will help you remember Qingdao. Just walking on the sand and listening to the surf breaking on the beach becomes enjoyable.

Qingdao offers food with distinctive flavors--especially seafood. So take this chance to enjoy the delicious seafood of Qingdao. Also, Qingdao is the home of the famous Qingdao (Tsingtao) Beer. Have a bottle of pure Qingdao Beer right here in Qingdao!

The Qingdao Municipal Government recognizes the importance of the tourism industry and has further plans to develop tourism in Qingdao. To enhance the tourism industry, Qingdao now sponsors the Qingdao International Beer Festival, the Qingdao International Sea Festival, Beach Culture Festival, the Sea Affection Festival, and the Summer of Qingdao Festival.

In cooperation with the Beijing Olympic Games 2008, Qingdao will hold the Sailing Competition in the Olympic Games in 2008. This great event brings a great opportunity for this charming city to build its bright future.

 

 

About Tourism

The Mt. Laoshan(崂山) is the Shandong Peninsula main sierra, the high point lao goes against the elevation 1133 meters, is our country coastline first peak, has name of the marine first famous mountains. It towers shore in the Yellow Sea, big grand. The locality had an archaism saying: “although the Taishan cloud is high, is inferior to East China Sea lao.” Mountain scenery sea color, Taoism famous mountains. The mountain marine facies company, the mountain scenery sea color, is precisely the Mt. Laoshan scenery characteristic. In the national famous mountains, only has the Mt. Laoshan is pulls out in the seashore rises. Circles Mt. Laoshan's coastline is 87 kilometers, coastal size islands 18, constituted Mt. Laoshan's marine marvelous sight. When you stroll on Mt. Laoshan's blue flagstone alley, at the same time is the blue sea day after day, startled Tao strikes the shore; In addition is the pine strange stone at the same time, green and luxuriant, you will feel broad-minded, the comfortable god are crisp. Therefore, ancient times some people call Mt. Laoshan “dwelling of the deity, strange government office.”Fable Chin Shihhuang, Martial emperor of Han dynasty once came this to ask the immortal, these activities, spread a mystical color to the Mt. Laoshan. The Mt. Laoshan is our country famous Taoism famous mountains, in the past when was most abundant, had “nine palace eight view 70 huts”, the entire mountain had over a thousand taoist priests. Famous Taoism character earthen mound Changchun, Zhang Sanfeng once cultivated oneself according to religious doctrine in this. The original Daoist temple mostly destroys. Preserves take the Tai Qing palace scale as in a big way, the history most is also glorious.

Zhanqiao Pier(栈桥) built in 1891, is the symbol of Qingdao. After several restorations, from being a simple military harbor, it is now open to tourists. The pier is 440 meters long. There is an octagonal pagoda of distinctive Chinese style, “huilan pagoda” at the end of the pier. From the top, tourists can fully view the magnificent sea. Along the shore is the beautiful pier park, which is a pleasant and quiet place for tourists to rest or enjoy the scenery of little Qingdao isle and its white tower.

Qingdao International Beer Festival (青岛国际啤酒节) is the largest beer festival in Asia. The festival is jointly sponsored by the relevant national ministries and commissions and the Qingdao Municipal People's Government. It is a national-level large-scale festive event integrating tourism, culture, sports, and economy and trade. It is a beer event in Asia. Nowadays, the Oktoberfest has become a grand festival highlighting the individuality and charm of the city of Qingdao. With beer as a medium, it shows the Tsingtao Brewery Company and the city. 2018 Qingdao International Beer Festival New Concept: 1, No wine sales machine to join. A brand new way to drink, 100 kinds of craft beer taste. An interesting beer festival, a field experience with technology and beer. You can use coin, Wechat, Alipay when using alcohol, and you can use smart bracelet to scan and play. Through the Internet-based wine management system and APP client to achieve seamless online and offline docking. 2, the increase of venue plates. The beer festival is divided into five sections: Tsingtao Beer Passion Square, World Beer Brand Plaza, Beer Leisure Plaza, Carnival Playground, and Okinawan Beer Festival. 3, competitive stack cup competition. In 2018, the WSSA CHINA Athletics Cup National Open is a national competitive stacked cup event that aims to involve all citizens. 4, Hive maze project. The difficulty of this maze lowering has increased interest and put countless “treasures” into it, so that all participants will not be left empty-handed. 5, beer goddess selection, beer baby pre-promotion, beer baby line under the road show, beer baby business activities. 6, The participation of craft beer from all over the world will allow you to experience the world beer culture and style without leaving the house.

Badaguan(八大关) lying between huiquan cape and taiping cape, badaguan faces the rippling taiping bay. In badaguan area, more than 200 villas of exotic style are scattered among the flora and fauna. There are so many villas that the scenic spot is called a world architecture museum. Crossing the scenic area are ten roads built in 1931 and lined with many varieties of trees such as peaches, crabapples, pine trees and ginkgoes. Eight of the roads are named after the eight great passes of the great wall, and thus the area was named “badaguan”.