Qingdao, a stunning seaside city with the enchanting view of the Yellow Sea and clean air, is the ideal city to explore for those who want to spend a relaxed holiday. Located in China’s Shangdong Province, Qingdao is an industrial center, naval base, and a major seaport. You will be overwhelmed by the beautiful beaches, the picturesque mountain views, and the mild weather in Qingdao.
Badaguan, a street district in southeast Qingdao, is well-known for its combination of different architectural styles of various countries. You will find exotic villas with architectural styles of countries like Japan, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Russia, U.S., and U.K. Hike the peak of Mount Laoshan that overlooks the Yellow Sea. This famous Taoist mountain boasts numerous places of interests along with some major scenic resorts.
Walk along the historic Zhanqiao Pier, the 440m long strip with the Huilange Pavilion located at the tail-end. This Pavilion hosts exhibitions and sells different kinds of ornaments and sea products. Enjoy the blue skies, soft waves, crystal waters, fine sands, and the gentle slopes at No. 1 Bathing Beach in Huiquan Bay.
You can visit the Ocean Technology Museum and learn about marine life or head to the Polar Ocean Animals Museum to see some spectacular animal species. Both the museums are located at Polar Ocean World where you will find performances from walruses, sea lions, dolphins, and whales.
If you want to taste Chinese and Cantonese food, then head to restaurants like China Gong She, Shang Palace Restaurant, BiFeng Tang Restaurant, and Dongfang Hotel. Restaurants like Central Grill, Western Wind Restaurant, Sunshine Grill, Spring Restaurant, and La Villa, which specialize in international cuisines, are frequented by visitors. The quality of food along with the hospitality offered will make you feel at home.
With broad entertainment and shopping areas as well as outdoor mural paintings, Taidong Pedestrian Street is worthy of your visit. You can purchase souvenirs for your relatives or friends from the Jimo Road Wholesale Market. You will find international brands like Gucci, Prada, and LV at a sophisticated shopping center, called Hisense Plaza, which is located behind Jusco.
In all, Qingdao with its attractions and splendid natural beauty is the perfect place to take your next holiday trip.