Imagine this, after a happy swim, you are lying down on the soft beach with a cup of cold beer, enjoying the most pleased summer vacation in your life. Well, all these can be realized in Qingdao!
Lying on the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula, Qingdao is a city of picturesque red-tiled roofs nestled between green hills and blue sea. The mild climate, the bathing beach, and Mount Laoshan make Qingdao a popular health and holiday resort, particularly in summer when visitors come here for sightseeing and escaping the heat. Qingdao is also an industrial city and a major foreign trade port. Its mineral water, wine, and excellent Tsingtao Beer are world-famous. The concrete pier is the symbol of the city. It was originally a wooden structure built in 1890 during the reign of the Emperor Guang Xu of the Qing Dynasty. Ten meters wide and stretching four hundred meters into the sea, the pier ends in a colorful two-story octagonal building, the Wave Stopping Pavilion (Huilange). With its carved beams and painted eaves, this romantic pavilion is an enchanting sight by moonlight.
Qingdao is rich in seafood, including fish, prawns,shell fish and sea weed as well as local foods from other areas. Yunxiaolu is a major restaurant area. Qingdao explodes with regional and international deliciousness. By virtue of its seafront location, seafood rightfully dominates the menus. Well-known dishes include “sea cucumbers stewed with shallots”, “stewed salted fish” and “celery with creamy soup”. However, the most famous thing is the Tsingtao Beer. Tsingtao Beer has a pleasant aroma and a well-balanced taste. It has high-malty flavor and well-hopped character. Tsingtao is produced with spring water from Laoshan, a mountain area famous throughout China for the purity of its water.
Come to Qingdao with your family or friends. Hanging, shopping, eating, drinking or swimming, either can entertain you and give you an unforgettable experience!