Often called the “Switzerland of the Orient,” Qingdao is a hilly port city located at the foot of Lao Shan Mountain, on the shore of the Yellow Sea in China’s Shandong Province. A famous garden city, Qingdao also hosts numerous annual festivals, including the Qingdao International Beer Festival and the Qingdao International Sea Festival. Conveniently located, the Four Points by Sheraton Qingdao, Chenyang forms part of the Powerlong City Plaza, an exciting complex with a large retail mall and entertainment square. Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO) is just 3 kilometers away.
Take time to explore our beautiful city and its European architecture, especially prominent at Badaguan (Eight Passes). This scenic area features eight streets named after the eight famous passes of the Great Wall of China. They are lined with more than 200 charming, historic homes representing 24 architectural styles. Other key sites include the symbol of Qingdao: the alluring 440-meter-long Zhan Qiao Pier and the tall and majestic Lao Shan Mountain, which holds significant importance for Taoists.
Visit the Qingdao Beer Museum, the only museum of its kind in China. Housed in a historic building, this century-old brewing company invites you to sample its signature beverages, learn about its past, and pick up some souvenirs. Besides beer, Qingdao is known for its seafood. Try some fresh, delectable local clams or savor the seafood wanton and roasted sleeve-fish (squid). Abundant entertainment can be found in the popular Hong Kong Garden neighborhood, which is filled with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and bars. Delight in unique handcrafted seashell items, glistening natural pearls, seafood products, hand-woven grass handicrafts, and eye-catching green stones from Lao Shan Mountain. You should also visit the 2008 Olympic Sailing Center, the Qingdao International Convention Center, and two impressive aquariums: Polar Ocean World and Underwater World.
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