Qingdao Travel Guide

Qingdao Travel Guide

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Chinese Name: 青岛市 (qīng dǎo shì)
Location: Qingdao, located in the southeast part of Shandong Province, is a beautiful seaside city with clear air and enchanting sea view. This city, bordered by the Yellow Sea on two sides, has the largest bathing beach in Asia and produces the mellow Tsingtao Beer.

Population: 9,204,000
Area: 11,282 square kilometers ( 4,356 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
Administrative Division: 7 Districts (Shinan, Shibei, Huangdao, Laoshan, Licang, Chengyang, Jimo); 3 County-level Cities (Jiaozhou, Pingdu, Laixi)

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May Fourth Square
May 4th Square

The red roofs, green trees, blue sea, and azure sky form a bright and colorful picture here. The city is sometimes known as the Switzerland of the Orient. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the city attracts many visitors with its charming seascape. Sights like the Eight Passes Villas, May 4th Square, the Zhan Bridge, Mt. Laoshan, No.1 Bathing Beach, Badaguan Scenic Area will help you remember the city.

Other major attractions like Xinhao (Signal) Hill Park, Catholic Church (St. Emil Church), Golden Sand Beach,  Small Qingdao IslandLu Xun Park, and Underwater World are also worth a visit. Just walking on the sand and listening to the surf breaking on the beach becomes enjoyable.

3-Day City Tour: visit Mt. Laoshan, Taiqing Palace, Xiaoyushan Hill Park, Small Qingdao Island, Zhan Bridge and No. 1 Bathing Beach
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Zhan Bridge
Zhan Bridge
The seaside city
The seaside city
To the east of the city, a short distance across the Yellow Sea, lie Korea and Japan, making Qingdao an important port for international trade. A wide range of vehicles can facilitate trips to and from the city, including direct flights, bullet trains, long-distance buses and ships. The urban transportation is good due to the developed public buses, taxis, ferryboats, sightseeing boats and metros.
 Qingdao has implemented the 144-hour visa-free transit policy to facilitate citizens of some countries and regions to enjoy a visa-free stay up to 144 hours when taking an international transfer via Liuting Airport and its cruise port. 
Read details about 144-hour Visa-free Transit in Qingdao

 History: For thirty three years, up to 1949, the city was a colony of Germany and Japan. Thus, it has a great deal of European architecture. This foreign architecture -a remnant of the colonial past- now beautifies this seaside city.

 Foods: The food here is with distinctive flavors--especially seafood. So take this chance to enjoy the delicious seafood. Also, the city is the home of the famous Tsingtao Beer. Do not forget to try it when visiting the city.

 Local Highlights: The local government recognizes the importance of the tourism industry and has further plans to develop the local tourism. To enhance the tourism industry, the city now sponsors the International Beer Festival, the International Sea Festival, Beach Culture Festival, the Sea Affection Festival, and the Summer of Qingdao Festival. In cooperation with the Beijing Olympic Games 2008, the city held 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.

 Relationship with Korea
Since the first Korean companies began doing business in this city in 1988, Korean people have lived here. Thousands of Korean people now live and work here, which makes the city with the most Korea investment enterprises in China. And the city also has the largest Korean population in China. With years of cultural exchange, they have established deep, close friendships and mutual trust with the native Chinese people.

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- Last modified on Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao Travel
Asked by H. Chen from CANADA | Sep. 18, 2019 20:22Reply
Are there long distance buses operating from Shiyan to Yichang ?
If there are, then what are the schedules and how long does it take ?
Asked by Abdullah from INDIA | Sep. 06, 2019 02:10Reply
north railway station to Qingdao university ninxia lu
How can I go to the below mentioned place thru bus please advise
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Answered by Kevin from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 08, 2019 20:03
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Take metro line 3 to Jiangxi Road station (Exit A), then transfer to bus 125 from Erzhong school station to Qingdao University station. It takes around 1 hour with CNY5.
Asked by Cesar from BRAZIL | Aug. 24, 2019 20:16Reply
I'll have 3 days layover in Qingdao. Is there travel agency to help me to go to the fc and great Wal
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Answered by Astrid from USA | Aug. 27, 2019 23:57
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Well, I think this website might provide this kind of tour. Maybe you can send e-mail to traveltravelchinaguide.com to consult it.
Asked by Wan Koo Lee from KOREA | Aug. 15, 2019 04:01Reply
I want to get there to Jiaozhou Shaohai National Wetland Park by bus.
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Answered by Valery from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 17:57
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You can take bus No.18 to the park directly.
Asked by laura ahmadi from CANADA | Jul. 31, 2019 08:20Reply
I would like to go from Qingdao airport to city centre by train , is there anyway to do so?
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Answered by Greer from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 00:09
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Yes, of course, you can take shuttle bus or subway. Could you be more specific about "city centre"?
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