Located at the foot of Mount Laoshan, on the shore of the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is one of China’s fastest growing urban centres. A celebrated garden city, its coastline is home to picturesque beaches, clear blue waters, and majestic mountain views. Often called the “Switzerland of the Orient,” the hilly port city boasts a great deal of European architecture---influenced by its German heritage---and is famous for its beer and seafood. Facing the ocean and just 25 minutes from the city centre, the Sheraton Huangdao Hotel is situated on Binhai Avenue, right at the centre of the National Free Trade & Technology Industrial Experimental Zone in the Huangdao District. Thanks to a new underground tunnel and bridge, Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO) is just a 30-minute drive away.
Begin your visit with a stroll along Zhan Qian Pier. Built in 1891, this 440-metre-long pier is the symbol of Qingdao. Also noteworthy is the Badaguan (Eight Passes), a scenic area featuring eight streets---named after the eight famous passes of the Great Wall of China---lined with more than 200 charming, historic homes representing 24 various architectural styles. Meanwhile, the tall and majestic Mount Laoshan is famous for its breathtaking scenery and coastal landscape, and holds significant importance for Taoists.
Don’t forget to stop by Hong Kong Garden for a unique souvenir before heading home. Qingdao’s most vibrant entertainment area, it is filled with upscale malls with hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and evening venues. Delight in everything from handcrafted seashell items and glistening natural pearls to seafood products, hand-woven grass crafts, and famous green stones from Mount Laoshan.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Sheraton Huangdao Hotel.