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Top Things to Do in Qingdao

In China, there are many beautiful coastal cities from north to south, such as Dalian – "Pearl of the North", Xiamen – "Garden on the Sea", Sanya – "the Oriental Hawaii". Surrounded by sea on three sides, Qingdao is also among the list of the most attractive Chinese coastal cities. With delicate natural scenery and special landscape formed through its particular history, Qingdao has become a famous tourist resort in early twentieth century.
Qingdao is featured with its diversification. It gained a lot of remarkable reputations from different perspectives. "Oriental Swiss" is exactly one of those labels for the city, from which we could catch its charm more or less. Boundless sea nestling upon sublime Laoshan Mountain, romantic Zhanqiao Pier standing across the lovely Small Qingdao Island, each scene contributes to unique beauty of the city. Another label for Qingdao is "City of Sails". The advantaged aquatic resource lays a solid foundation for sailing sport in Qingdao. It is the cradle of China' sailing sport and holds a long history of sailing. During 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Qingdao was right the host city for sailing competitions. Various exciting aquatic activities are designed especially for the locals and tourists to have fun. "International Beer City" is also a label for Qingdao. The beer produced in Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd., the sixth largest brewery in the world, is extremely popular in the nation as well as in the world by its high quality and mellow taste. Now, Qingdao Beer has gone from Chinatown to downtown in foreign countries. The grand Qingdao International Beer Festival is held annually in Qingdao on the second weekend of August when the city will gather beers from all over the world. It's what you cannot miss in Qingdao.
Qingdao is a city full of exotic atmosphere. It's the result of the colonization history under Germany in 1890s. Early a century ago, total different cultures from two countries have begun to blend with each other on the land. The history is recorded by the European architectures that spread along the seven-hundred-meter coastline. It has become a harmonious and unique landscape in today's Qingdao. It's such an inclusive city that is worthy of your visit.
Must-see Attractions
  • Laoshan Mountain, radle of Taoism; it's a mountain of rich cultural marks and historical relics; for local people, Laoshan mountain enjoys equal importance with Mt. Tai, another sacred mountain in Shandong province; twelve classical scenes in Laoshan Mountain and the coastal landscape make the mountain extremely attractive;
  • Zhanqiao Pier, a symbol of Qingdao city; it's the oldest pier, the history of which could be dated back to Qing dynasty; the pier is fairly charming and gains reputation of "rainbow on the horizon"; the typical scene in Zhanqiao Pier is Huilan Pavilion where tourists could overlook the essence of the whole city;
  • The Olympic Sailing Center, a clear and clean land beside the sea; it's the center of sailing competitions in 2008 Olympic Games; national flags of all entrant countries on both sides of the avenue form a splendid scene; the night scene here is extremely enchanting, especially on the Lover Dam (Qingrenba) bar street;
  • Taiqing Palace, the largest Taoism architecture with the longest history and deepest influence in Laoshan Mountain; the Palace enjoys the most significant view of Laoshan Mountain; there are many ancient trees and flowers of rare species in the palace; its charming night scene is listed in Twelve Scenes in Laoshan.
Recommended Hotels in Qingdao
Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, Qingdao
Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, Qingdao
#20 of 1,381 Hotels in Qingdao
No.9 Nanhai Road, Qingdao
Surroundings: Qingdao Underwater World (810m), Naval Museum (1.4km), Xiaoqingdao Park (1.8km)
China Community Art and Culture Hotel
China Community Art and Culture Hotel
#24 of 1,381 Hotels in Qingdao
No.8 Minjiang 3rd Road, Shinan District, Qingdao
Surroundings: Baili Square (1.4km), Seabeach Scenic Spot (1.5km), The MIXC (Qingdao) (1.6km)
Recommended Restaurants in Qingdao
Kai Hai Hongdao Seafood & Shrimp Dumpling Restaurant
  • Receiving praises from the locals and the tourists
  • Specialized in various fresh seafood with different cooking methods and flavors
Location: No.2 Xinzhan Road, Qingdao
Special Dishes: Shrimp Dumplings, Stewed Fish Head, Stir-fried Clams with Hot Pepper, Roasted Fresh Tiger Prawns, Steamed Crabs, etc.
Average cost per person: CNY134/USD22
Yi Pin Tang Buffet Restaurant
  • Elegant ambiance with superb collections of delectable food
  • Specialized in seafood as well as dishes from all over the world
  • It is in buffet-style, you can enjoy the fancy food voluntarily
Location: 1F of Sheng Shi Ge in Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong Mid Road, Shinan District, Qingdao
Special Dishes: Salmon Sashimi, Steamed Crab, Shrimp Dumplings, Steak, Roasted Duck, Sushi, Ice Cream, Baked Lobster, etc.
Average cost per person: CNY196/USD32
Chun He Lou (Zhongshan Road)
  • A time-honored restaurant operated since Qing dynasty
  • Specialized in a wide range of Shandong cuisines as well as seafood
Location: No.146 Zhongshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao
Special Dishes: Crispy Chicken, Steamed Dumplings, etc.
Average cost per person: CNY84/USD14
Night Shows and Entertainment
Night Cruise on Qingdao Bay
Night Cruise on Qingdao Bay
Highlights: one of the most beautiful bays in the world; experience extraordinary night scene of Qingdao Bay; fully exposure to wind and wave, moon and lights on the cruise
Ticket Price: CNY120/USD20
Time: 20:00-21:00
Capacity: 298 seats
Get there from Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, Qingdao:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No. 231 at Haishuiyuchang Stop and get off at Aofanjidi Stop. (10 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY16/USD3
Get there from China Community Art and Culture Hotel:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No. 402 at Fuzhounanlu Stop and get off at Baililanting Stop. (4 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY9/USD2
Qingdao Beer Street
Qingdao Beer Street
Highlight: the location of well-known Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.; distinctive beer culture; numerous bars along the street with a variety kinds of beer from all over the world
Ticket price: free
Time: all day
Get there from Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, Qingdao:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No.302, 306 at Tiantaitiyuchang Stop and get off at Shiwuzhong Stop. (2 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY11/USD2
Get there from China Community Art and Culture Hotel:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No. 218 at Haiyangdizhisuo Stop and get off at Huayanglu Stop. (10 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY14/USD2
Local Market / Night Street
Hisense Plaza
Hisense Plaza
As one of the domestic upscale shopping malls, Hisense Plaza occupying 62800 square meters offers more than 800 high-end brands as well as friendly atmosphere for customers from home and abroad. Additionally, it houses a variety of authentic Chinese food as well as foreign cuisine, such as German style bread, desserts and pretzels.
Opening Hour: 10:00-22:00
Things you can buy: Brand watches, clothes, cosmetics, jewels and daily necessaries, etc.
Get there from Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, Qingdao:
  • By Bus: Take Traveling Line 1 at Nanhailu Stop and get off at Aofanjidi Stop. (4 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY13/USD2
Get there from China Community Art and Culture Hotel:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No. 216 (Loop Line) at Fuzhounanlu Stop and get off at Donghailu Stop. (2 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY9/USD2
Qingdao Zhongshan Road
Qingdao Zhongshan Road
Zhongshan Road is an iconic road in Qingdao with a history of more than hundreds of years. It connects the famous Zhanqiao Pier with 1,500-meter long historical commercial Dayaogou Street that consists of Chinese Section and European Section. Along the road, there are many time-honored shops peddling hats, shoes, and various marine products.
Opening Hour: All day
Things you can buy: Traditional Chinese paintings, cloth, white wine, marine products, etc.
Get there from Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, Qingdao:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No.312 at Haishuiyuchang Stop and get off at Zhanqiao Stop. (4 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY11/USD2
Get there from China Community Art and Culture Hotel:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No.312 (Section) at Haiyangdizhisuo Stop and get off at Zhanqiao Stop. (14 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY21/USD3
Jimo Road Small Commodities Market
Jimo Road Small Commodities Market
With various kinds of small commodities from all over the world, Jimo Road Small Commodities Market is known as "the Kingdom of Commodities in Shandong". The market is in strong atmosphere of shopping, attracting customers home and aboard. Each comer could find his or her favorites here. The market is near to railway station, which makes it a convenient shopping center.
Opening Hour: 8:00-18:00
Things you can buy: carved shells, Huangdao paper-cuts, and a variety of other small commodities
Get there from Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, Qingdao:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No.214 at Nanhailu Stop and get off at Jiuzhong Stop. (10 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY12/USD2
Get there from China Community Art and Culture Hotel:
  • By Bus: Take Bus No.228 at Fuzhounanlu Stop and get off at Zhongshanlu Stop. (13 stops)
  • By Taxi: CNY18/USD3

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