Qingdao is located on the southeastern coast of the Shandong Peninsula. It is the pearl of the Yellow Sea, the classic of architecture of all nations, the famous city where beer is fragrant, and the hot spot for opening to the outside world.
The most beautiful scenery in Qingdao is on the sea far away from land, which can be appreciated by standing in front of the yacht string and sitting on the bow of a wooden sampan.
The characteristics of Qingdao are presented in the old streets of the old city in the afterglow of the setting sun, in the mountains and seas filled with sea fog, and the coastline before the onset of wind and rain. You can appreciate the fresh green wisteria of Baihuayuan in early spring, the snowy cherry blossoms in Zhongshan Park in late spring, the goose-yellow ginkgo leaves in Zhongshan Park in autumn and the white peaks of Laoshan in winter.
When you arrive in Qingdao, you cannot miss the first experience by looking for the “red tiles, green trees, blue sea and blue sky” in the first impression. You can enjoy wandering in the exotic atmosphere of the “World Architecture Expo”, enjoy the lingering time next to the century-old church in private, take a cruise across the bright white pagoda on Xiao Qingdao, and have a relax on the May Fourth Square, listen to stories in the birthplace of Tsingtao Beer, and stroll on the delicate and soft golden sand.
Many parks in Qingdao have their own characteristics, and the five most popular parks below are equally exciting. The Signal Hill and Xiaoyushan Park with great location are scenic spots where you can overlook the “red tiles and green trees” of Qingdao; Zhongshan Park, named after the cherry blossoms, is the best place for newcomers to shoot outside; you can pass through Luxun Park when you arrive at the No. 1 Bathing Beach; Taipingjiao Park, which is connected to Ba Da Guan Scenic Area, is a good place for a leisurely stroll.
When you come to Qingdao, you must see the German-style architecture of Qingdao. The charming German-style architecture is really pleasing to the eye. The beautiful red tiles, the rough exterior walls, the exquisite carvings, and the gorgeous glass all silently touch people’s hearts. However, what is even more touching is the vicissitudes and historical rise and fall behind these buildings. They give the buildings a soul and make these cold bricks come alive.
May to October is the best time to travel in Qingdao. July to August is the golden season for swimming and riding waves. At this time, you can experience Qingdao’s customs most. Because the Oktoberfest opens in August, many tourists will gather in Qingdao to enjoy a drink on Midsummer Eve. September gradually enters the autumn season, which coincides with the good seafood season. Crabs, prawns and other seafood are on the market during the season, attracting people to eat. The autumn colors of Ba Da Guan Scenic Area are also very attractive. Standing in the golden sycamore lanes makes you feel like you are in Paris, France.