Qingdao is a beautiful coastal city surrounded by the sea on three sides in the southeastern Shandong Province, which owns the largest bathing beach of Asia. Qingdao is famous for its beautiful city view, long colonial history and profound culture. It is one of China’s most important ice-free trade ports.
Qingdao covers an area of 11200 square kilometers, owning a population of 8.71 million by the end of 2010.
Qingdao is a famous tourist destination which embodies beauty of natural landscape and profound cultural since ancient times. Each year thousands of visitors are attracted to Qingdao for its charming seascape and cultural tourism destinations including the Eight Passes Villas (Badaguan), Wusi Square, the Zhan Bridge, Mt. Laoshan, and No.1 Bathing Beach.
Qingdao is a perfect place to taste all kinds of fresh seafood. Have dinner in a stylish restaurant alone the beach, enjoy delicious oyster, shrimp and see the sunset is absolutely enjoyable. Besides, the city is the home of the famous Qingdao (Tsingtao) Beer. Beer lovers do not forget to have a try. To boost tourism, Qingdao holds several international festivals each year. Tourists could have a lot of fun in Qingdao International Beer Festival, Qingdao International Sea Festival, Qingdao Beach Culture Festival.
Qingdao boasts well-developed transportation facilities. A complete transportation network has been built, principally consisting of airways, railways, express ways, shipping and public buses.