Qingdao is located in eastern shandong province, which is one of China’s most beautiful coast city.
Qingdao is a city of picturesque red-tiled roofs nestled between green hills and blue sea. The mild climate, the bathing beach, and Mount Laoshan make Qingdao a popular health and holiday resort, particularly in summer when visitors come here in droves for sightseeing and escaping the heat.
The Mount.Lao range in Qingdao was known by ancient Chinese as “the Premier Famous Mountain on the Sea”. The main peak is 1132.7 meters above sea level and has a 18,000km coastline. Mount.Lao Scenic Area is a national-level park featuring mountains, sea, forest, springs and waterfalls. Mount.Lao is also one of the main cradles of Taoism.
Starting from Cape of Peach (Taipingqiao), the most beautiful section of the beach at Qingdao includes Fushan, Zhanshan, Taipingshan, and Huiquanjiao. The limpid water, wide beach, and soft sand make it ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and other marine sports.
The concrete pier is the symbol of the city. It was originally a wooden structure built in 1890 during the reign of the Emperor Guang Xu of the Qing Dynasty. Ten meters wide and stretching four hundred meters into the sea, the pier ends in a colorful two-story octagonal building, the Wave Stopping Pavilion (Huilange). With its carved beams and painted eaves, this romantic pavilion is an enchanting sight by moonlight.
Specialty and food
As a worldwide regional trade center,Qingdao is also an industrial city and a major foreign trade port. Its mineral water, wine, and excellent Tsingtao Beer are world-famous. Among the local arts and crafts, shell carvings are especially popular with tourists.Meanwhile,Qingdao is famous in China for its delicious freshi seafood.