One Day Visit

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Qingdao is a beautiful seaside city on the southern coast of the Shandong Peninsula which is located in the southeast part of Shandong Province. As bordering on the Yellow Sea and the Jiaozhou Bay, it is an important city for international trade.

Qingdao has a total coastline (including its islands) of 870 kilometers, 730 kilometers of which are continental coastline, accounting for one fourth of the total length in Shandong. There are numerous capes and coves along the tortuous coastline. Qingdao has 7 urban districts and 5 county-level cities under its jurisdiction with a total area of 10,654 square kilometers and a population of 7,156,500. The urban area measures 1,102 square kilometers and urban residents total 241,740.

The city is known as a summer resort with a rich historical background and natural beauty. The landscape of Qingdao is often described as the pearl on the crown of the Yellow Sea. Qingdao is one of China's five largest ports and the only port with an annual handling capacity of 100 million tons of coal, ore, petroleum, containers and bulk cargo. There are many tourist attractions in Qingdao, including Mount Laoshan, bathing beaches and buildings with European and Japanese style. Many events, such as the Qingdao Foreign Economy and Trade Fair, the Qingdao International Beer Festival, the Love of Sea Festival, the Cherry-blossom Festival and Summer of Qingdao (Arts Festival) are held annually, entertaining thousands of domestic and overseas visitors.

The red roofs, green trees, blue sea, and azure sky make Qingdao bright and colorful. The city is sometimes known as the Switzerland of the Orient. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Qingdao attracts many tourists with its charming seascape. Major scenic spots there include the Eight Passes Villas, the Zhan Bridge, Mt. Laoshan, The Small Qingdao Island, Just walking on the sand and listening to the surf breaking on the beach becomes enjoyable.