Qingdao Tourism

  • Province:
    Shandong (Chinese: 山东, Pinyin:Shāndōng)
  • Population :
  • Area :
    156,700 square km (60,500 sq mile)
  • Overview:
    Shandong Province is located in the lower reaches of the Huang He (Yellow River) and extends out to sea in the form of the Shandong Peninsula.




Located in the southeast of Shandong Peninsula and by the Yellow Sea and Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao boasts undulating hills, picturesque scenery and a pleasant climate. Besides, architectures here are amazing, both Chinese and European, though tremendous changes have taken place in Qingdao, you will fell a strong exotic flavor when walking along the streets in the old city area, Qingdao, is really a seaside city in Both European and Asian Styles.



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Festivals and Celebrations


International Beer Festival


It is the grandest beer assembly in Asia featuring the Oriental characteristics and integrating tourism, economy, trade, science, technology and sports. The festival is mainly held at the Beer City in the Stone Old Man National Tourism and Holiday Resort. During the festival, various kinds of activities are sopnsored, such as theatrical performances in the spuare, the ber drinking competition,


International Marine Festival


Qingdao is an important marine scientific research base of China. The International Marine Festival is held in mid July every year, with the construction of the seaside tourism city as the objective, and "Welcoming the marine century and creating the blue splendor together" as the slogan, so as to display the marine culture and stress on internationalization, publicity and recreation. During the festival, many large activities will be held, such as the opening ceremony, joint performances, marine culture recreational activities, marine scientific and technological activities, marine sports activities and so on .


Halyun Nunnery Sugar Ball Fair


During the development of Qingdao, many temple fairs were formed. Of them, Haiyun Nunnery Sugar Ball Fair is one of the most famous. This fair is held between the 16th day to 18th day of the first lunar festival every year, lasting three days. During the fair, tourists can see various kinds of folk art performances, and buy local handicrafts and products, of which sugar balls are best received by customers.



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Mount Laoshan


Mount Laoshan

Laoshan has been an important center of Taoism in China for many centuries. Also known as Mount Lao, is a famous mountain in Qingdao,Shandong province, China. It lies about 30km east of the city of Qingdao, The major peak soaring over 1133 meters hig, it is the highest peak in Shandong Peninsula . Laoshan is known as "The first mountain close to the sea." The mountain is very rich in mineral water springs, displays bizarre rock formations, waterfalls and caves.Many years ago ,it was revered as the ''Home of Eternal Life'', where grew magic herbs which could cure all known diseases and make man immortal...more


Ba Da Guan


Ba Da Guan

Ba Da Guan ,also called the eight passes .It is an important tourist-attraction close to the coast of Qingdao. It's made up of eight streets named after the eight great military forts of the ancient times. Along the streets are many classic European houses built when Qingdao was a German protectorate (1897-1914). Its atmosphere is unlike any other place in China, with large, grassy lawns, wide streets, and minimal traffic...more


Zhanqiao Pier


Zhanqiao Pier

The Pier, or Zhan Qiao, which appears on Tsingtao beer bottles, has been a landmark icon for more than a century. It is one of the most popular places in Qingdao to go for a stroll. Built in 1891 as a 440 meter long military pier jutting out into Qingdao Bay, that stretches into the sea and was the first wharf in Qingdao. It features a pavilion above the water, named "Huilan Pavilion", at the end of the pier.


The pier itself was built in 1891 during the time when Qingdao was a German colony. The pavilion at the end was built in 1930. Zhanqiao pier is viewed in the eyes of many as the official symbol of Qingdao as it was made famous by being placed on the front of the Tsingtao Brewery beer can...more




Tai Mountain
It is not merely the mountain home of the Gods such as Mt. Olympus or Mt. Sinai;
Baotu Spring Park
The spring keeps its temperature at about 18 degree Celsius all year round. In the cold winter, mist rises from and hangs over the spring pond, and the clear, deep spring water reflects...
Qufu Confucian Temple
Confucian Temple, the former residence of Confucius, is the place for ancient emperors to offer sacrificial services to Confucius. Located in the center of Qufu City, the temple was originally built as early as in 478BC, one year after Confucius death.
Taian Dai Temple
At the foot of Mt. Tai Shan is Dai Temple, where emperors would perform their sacrificial ceremonies in honor of the mountain.
Confucius Mansion Cuisine
As one of the three major branches of Shandong cuisine, Confucius Mansion Cuisine is a typical official style of China, integrating all the characteristics of the cuisines of south and north China. In ancient times, the Mansion of Confucius had two kitchens