Qingdao Travel Tips
When traveling in Qingdao, take the following:
1. A portable cup, skin care products, a multiple-use knife and common medicines such as medicines for colds, diarrhea, wounds, carsickness, and mosquito bites, etc.
2. Clothes: even during summer, take long-sleeved clothes for the cool climate here and also a swimsuit and shorts for swimming in the sea.
3. Shoes: Boots are convenient for mountain climbing or hiking a long distance. Slipper sandals are also necessary.
4. Suntan items: suntan oil and sunglasses
144-hour Visa-free Transit in Qingdao enables passport holders of 53 qualifying countries to enjoy a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours when making an international transfer there. Not only the city of Qingdao, but also the whole Shandong Province are allowed areas to remain within the 6 days.
Qingdao International Beer Festival
Established in 1991, the Festival has been held 15 times, beginning the second weekend of August and lasting 16 days. During the festival, the whole city is in great revelry. Beer drinking competitions, parties, entertainment and trade exhibitions stimulate interest. Dozens of beer companies from all over the world join the festival. Beer products and cultures from Germany and Korea are introduced into China, and interaction which enriches the Chinese beer market and enhances the cooperation of Chinese and foreign beer companies.
The International Beer Festival drives the local tourism industry and promotes communication between the local and people all over the world.
Area Code: 0532
Bank: Bank of China Shandong Branch is located at No. 51, Zhanliu Ganlu, Shinan District
Streets and lanes are named with the names of Chinese cities or provinces -- Beijing Road, Shanghai Road, Hunan Road, Guangxi Road, and so on.
If you ask the way in there, the answer goes like this: 'Go forward, via the slope, turn right and it is at the left of the road.' People here do not describe directions as east, west, south or north but as front, behind, left and right.
Qingdao is an island city with special street layouts; many roads are one-way to reduce transportation pressures.
Important inquiry numbers:
Mayor's public telephone number: 12345
Tourists' complaint: 0532-85912000
Taxi complaint: 0532-82817777
Qingdao University is a key university in Shandong Province.
Address: No. 308, Ningxia Road
Ocean University of China: This is another key university in this city, respected throughout the country.
Address: No. 5, Yushan Road
Seafood should not be missed in Qingdao. The local seafood has unique flavors, fresh and light, popular with visitors. The top-end hotels such as Shangri-La Hotel and Qingdao Hotel, and the Yiqinglou Restaurant serve dainty seafood.
Every tourist city has its gourmet street; Qingdao is no exception. This kind of streets includes the Yunxiao Road Gourmet Street, Minjiang Road Gourmet Street and Maidao Seafood Street.
Besides the above-mentioned restaurants, there are other typical restaurants that should be considered.
Famous Barbecue Restaurants
Meida'er Barbecue: a famous restaurant in the city. The chain has many outlets, one of which is at No. 125, Zhongshan Road
Wangjie Barbecue: The chain has two outlets on Zhongshan Road. One is at No. 30, Dexian Road; the other is next to Chunhe Lou. These restaurants provide the measure by which to test the price and quality of other restaurants' barbecue food.
Qingdao is the home of Tsingtao beer. Visitors can enjoy its unique taste at its place of origin.
Beer: Yingde Beer House, near Yunxiao Road and behind the Shangri-La Hotel, serves the specialty beer preferred by many.
Stone House:No. 6, Taiwan Road, Shinan District
The restaurant serves flavorful Korean food; the service is good.Western Fast Food Chains
KFC (Zhongshan Road Branch)
Address: No. 53, Zhongshan Road
Address: Wanda Shopping Center, Taidong Yi Lu
McDonald's (Jusco in Shinan District)
Address: Floor 1, Jusco, Hong Kong Middle Road
Address: No. 9, Nanhai Road, inside the Huiquan Dynasty Hotel
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