Qingdao Overview

Chinese Name: 青岛 English IPA: /tʃɪŋ'daʊ/ Location: southeastern coast of Shandong Peninsula Population (city): About 9,290,500 Language: Mandarin, Qingdao dialect Zip code: 266000 Tel code: 0532 Time zone: UTC+8

Qingdao is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China as well as the largest city in Shandong province. Red-tile roofs shaded in trees and blue sea and clear sky are scenic features of Qingdao for many people. As a place where the Emperor of Qin ever stood here overlooking the sea, Xufu started here to Japan, the May 4th Movement broke out, European countries left their tracks, world-known Tsingdao Beer, golden beaches, fresh seafood, etc. All of these wonderful elements make Qingdao a wonderful tourist from home and abroad.


  • Fresh Seafood: Bordering the Yellow Sea in the east and south, Qingdao enjoys good location which brings it fresh and abundant seafood. You could eat all sorts of seafood here.
  • Tsingdao Beer: As a famous beer brand at home and abroad, Tsingdao Beer attracts lots of people here. Especially when it comes to Qingdao International Beer Festival, it services beer drinking as well as beer culture.
  • Multiculture: With unique history of being colonial land to different countries, Qingdao culture has been added varying elements. Taoism, existing architectures, local folk custom, etc. you would experience diverse cultures in Qingdao.
  • Wonderful Seascape: With a location which is blessed with wonderful seascape, you could enjoy pleasant sea scenery when you take sightseeing boats on the sea.

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Qingdao Attractions

There are numerous natural and cultural tourist destinations in Qingdao and attraction part here provides you some information about Qingdao attractions, where and what to visit in Qingdao. With so many scenic spots here, you could visit Zhan Qiao (Pier), Ba Da Guan (Eight Great Passes), Little Qingdao Isle, Laoshan Scenic Spot,May Fourth Square, Olympic Sailing Center, Qingdao Underwater World, Qingdao Bay, Taiqing Palace, Yangkou Tourism Spot, Qingdao Beer Museum, Longtan Waterfall, Huangdao Golden Beach, Catholic Church on Zhejiang [...]

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Qingdao Tours

Qingdao, located in the east coast of China, is a large seaside city as well as a major seaport. It is renowned for its rich history and culture, clear air, enchanting seascape, mellow Tsingtao Beer and fresh seafood. What's more, the Sailing Competition held in this city during the Beijing Olympics in 2008 makes it a major attraction. Our Ychinatour tour packages enable you to enjoy the charming sea view, go hiking at Mt. Laoshan and Little Fish Hill, learn [...]

Climate & When to Go

Due to its proximity to the coast and being on a peninsula, it experiences a one-month delayed spring compared to most inland areas of China. Summer is generally hot and humid, but very hot days are rare, with an August average of 25.3°C, and the annual diurnal temperature variation is only 6.3°C. Autumn is milder than inland areas in Shandong. The temperature peaks at about 25.3°C in late August, with swimming possible two months on either side. Winter is cold [...]

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By the end of 2017, Qingdao has 2,614,500 automobiles. Among them, there are 2,122,600 private cars. The city's total social logistics totaled 3 trillion yuan. Added value of Logistics industry amounted to 98.71 billion yuan. The following is some detailed information about Qingdao transportation. Information about how to get and leave Qingdao would be helpful in your visiting to Qingdao How to Get & Leave Qingdao Aviation There are two airports in Qingdao: Qingdao Liuting International Airport and Qingdao-Jiaodong International [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Qingdao festivals and activities part give your more information about the local festivals and activities that tourists could enjoy in their Qingdao visiting. Tianhou Temple Folk-custom Temple Fair Time: The first three days of the first lunar month There are diverse activities in this activity like bell striking ritual on Chinese New Year's Eve, giving red waistbands and gifts to friends who welcome their birth year, sending gifts, competition of folk customs photography, "welcome New Year" couplets collecting, lantern riddle contests, paper [...]

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Travel Tips

Visa-free Transit Since November 16, 2015, Qingdao Liuting International Airport started 72 hours of transit visa-free policy which allowed passengers from 51 countries to stay 72 hours without a visa if they transit through the airport and hold valid international travel document and confirmed interline tickets to a third county. The visa-free period range is limited to within the administrative area of Shandong province. Important Number China International country code number: 0086 Police: 110 Fire: 119 Ambulance: 120 Marine Call for Help: 12395 Area [...]

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Useful Maps

In order to give our tourists much more clearly of their location and where they are in or where they go, we offer some Qingdao maps here.These maps of Qingdao could cover Qingdao location map, Qingdao region map, Qingdao in China Map, Qingdao transportation map, Qingdao tours map, Qingdao tourist attractions map, etc. [...]

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