Eight Passes Villas (also called Badaguan Scenic Area) is a famous picturesque sanitarium area located in the east of Qingdao City, Shandong Province. “Eight passes” indicates eight avenues that were named after eight famous strategic passes in China.
Why the Eight Passes Villas is special
Western style buildings
Eight Passes Villas is admired as “China’s World Architecture Museum”. In the history, Qingdao was once been conquered by more than twenty foreign countries including Russia, Britain, France, Germany, the United States of America, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Japan and etc during war times, and Eight Passes Villas was just where people from these countries lived, they constructed buildings in each of their unique national styles in 1900s. Nowadays these stylish buildings are well preserved and appreciated by tourists from all over the world.
Charming natural scenery
Scattered among the coastal flora and fauna, the Eight Passes Villas scenic area is called "Little Switzerland" due to the tranquility and comfortable atmosphere. Walking inside the scenic area, luxuriant trees growing along each avenue provide a pleasant shade for tourists. As each avenue has various flowers and trees planted, there are always flowers blooming all year round in Eight Passes Villas, gives this area another beautiful name, Hua Jie (literally means flowery street).
The best season for holidaymakers to enjoy a pleasant vacation in Eight Passes Villas Scenic Area comes from May to September when the weather is warm and mild. Tourists could lie on the beach and appreciate beautiful architecture at the same time. Walking alone the beach, you could feel the gentle breeze flowing on the faces and silvery sand touching your feet.