Located on the western shore of Yellow Sea coast, Qingdao 青岛, the name means ‘Green Island’, is a rare modern city that has managed to preserve some of its traditional features, especially in the western part of Shinan District, in combination with a modern face. The mix of German and Chinese architecture in the city centre, gives Qingdao a distinct atmosphere. Meanwhile, the seaside aspect keeps the town cooler than the inland swelter zones during summer, and slightly warmer in winter. This is also the hometown of the world’s most popular Chinese beer: Tsingtao Beer. 

When business is over, Qingdao has plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy:

Tsingtao Beer Museum

For a self-serving introduction to China’s iconic beer, head to the original and still-operating brewery. Don’t miss this museum if you are in Qingdao. Get to try this nice beer at the end of the factory tour.

Zhongshan Park

Take a walk in Zhongshan Park: 69 hectares of lakes, gardens and walking paths, and an active Buddhist sanctuary; in northeast of the park rises Taiping Hill where you can take a cable car to the Tower at the top.

Golden Sand beach

After the show you can relax your feet on the soft, golden sand of this beautiful beach located in the southeast of Phoenix Island (Xuejia Dao) in Qingdao.

Shandong Province

The Shandong province offers tons of interesting attractions. This peninsula is full of legends. Its captivating landscape can’t help but inspire wonder.

Shandong Cuisine

Shandong Cuisine is considered the No. 1 of 8 great cuisines of China. Must try: sweet and sour carp, braised sea cucumber with scallion and braised pawns in oil. Enjoy!