Unlock the Charms of Qingdao, The "Little Manhattan"' Coastal City of China
Qingdao, in China’s eastern Shandong province, is a port city of skyscrapers, parks and beaches bordering the Yellow Sea. It's known for its beer, a legacy of the German occupation (1898-1914). The Tsingtao Beer Museum celebrates the namesake brewery, founded here by Germans in 1903, and the Qingdao International Beer Festival is major event. There's also German-style architecture in the old city center. Why is Qingdao famous? The city is the terminus of an east-west railway line and is linked by rail with the ports of Yantai and Weihai.
It is also a large fishing port and is renowned for its parks and beaches. In 1984 Qingdao was designated one of China's “open” cities as part of a new policy inviting foreign investment. As Qingdao continues to attract tourists and international businesses from around the world, the abundance of natural beauty, talented human resources, three central business districts, and the new Blue Silicon Valley continue to lure foreign investment. Qingdao, known as China’s Sailing City, is a popular tourist destination during the spring, summer, and fall. The city has decent air quality that is most always better than that of Beijing or Shanghai. Qingdao annually hosts the International Sailing Week, SINO CES, and International Beer Festival.
The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race is hosted bi-annually. Qingdao, located in the southeast part of Shandong Province, is a beautiful seaside city. It is near to the Yellow Sea to the east and south, Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west and Rizhao to the southwest. Qingdao is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in China.
Qingdao Port has been open to 177 ports around the world, bringing Qingdao to the most prosperous city in Shandong. Tourists who visit Qingdao can explore cultural relics like churches, historic German architecture and former residence of celebrities in the Qingdao Old Town while viewing beautiful natural landscapes including parks, bathing beaches in coastal areas. Be sure to go to Beer Street to taste the local Tsingtao beer whose best partner is always barbecue. In addition, Pichai Food Street, Yunxiao Road Food Street, and Mai Island seafood Street offer the freshest seafood, and authentic Qingdao snacks. Qingdao International Beer Festival, the biggest beer festival in Asia, is held on the second weekend of August every year and lasts for 16 days. The whole city will be decorated and people can taste beer from the world.
The first impression visitors get of Qingdao is one of a beautiful city with red tiles, green trees, blue oceans, bluer sky and the Taoist holy site of Laoshan. European countries have all left their own mark here, including an annual International Beer Fest, so there are many well-preserved old buildings combining German and Asian features. This is one of northern China's rare seaside resort towns that is also replete with a romantic artistic flavor.
Qingdao's seafood and beer are enchanting to visitors. The Tsingdao Beer Museum and brewery is a huge attraction. Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center Qingdao Olympic Sailing Marine Cultural Tourism Area is located in Shinan District, Qingdao City, Shandong Province, with a scenic area of 5.25Km²,
consisting of two major areas: the Underwater World and the Olympic Sailing Center. As the sailing competition venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Olympic Sailing Center has the Olympic cultural heritage of sailing. The Olympic Games, the Shanghai Cooperation Summit, the Navy Festival and other major festivals have also left many valuable cultural resources for the Olympic Sailing Center. Relying on high-quality tourism resources, the tourist area launches a full range of themed products such as marine sports, marine science research, and coastal leisure and entertainment, and makes the scenic spot an international ocean integrating sailing, seaside leisure, cultural experience, marine research, and exhibition tourism. cultural tourism destination. Qingdao’s blue economy is rapidly modernizing creating new market-entry opportunities in its mature manufacturing and services industries. The city is known for its international seaport that supports shipping bulk resources like oil, iron ore, and coal; it is now turning its attention to the fast-growing consumer goods trade for future growth.