Qingdao is well known for its European architecture, attractive coastal landscapes, and local folklore. Popular attractions include mystical Mount Lao, Badaguan, Tsingtao Brewery Museum, and Zhongshan Park. With its abundance of natural beauty, the year-round schedule of international events and seasonal tourist attractions make China’s Sailing City an ideal tourist destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Laoshan Scenic Area
Address: Laoshan Scenic Area Dedicated Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao 266100 China
Laoshan, also Mount Lao, is the most famous Taoist Mountain with spectacular peaks and beautiful coastal scenery. It lies nearly thirty kilometers to the east of downtown Qingdao. The Taoist temples, sunrise and sea of clouds have enjoyed a high reputation for a long time. It also bears many honorable names such as “No. 1 coastal mountain” and “fascinating and blessed place” which make it a famous scenic spot for sightseeing and a hot choice for spending holidays.
Qingdao Beer Museum
Address: No.56 Dengzhou Road, Shibei District, Qingdao 266023 China
As a world-class beer museum, it has integrated Tsingtao’s century-long history with its brewing technology and modern production lines, to become a tourist attraction of combining culture, history, industry and entertainment. It is known as “a model of China’s industrial tourism flag”.
Badaguan Scenic Resort
Address: Huiquanjiao East, Shinan District, Qingdao 266000 China
This is a very famous and beautiful sanitarium area situated in the east of the city in the Shandong Province. The name Badaguan means “eight passes” as this place was made up of 8 avenues named after the 8 passes of China and later were added 2 more avenues. Badaguan Scenic Area is characterized by the fantastic mixture of garden scenery and courtyard beauty. Thick green trees are everywhere and gorgeous flowers bloom in different seasons.
Golden Beach (Huang Dao)
Address: Jinshatan Road, Qingdao West Coast, Shandong Province, China
Being the largest beach on Qingdao West Coast (Xihai’an – Huangdao District) and home of the Qingdao International Beer Festival, it offers travelers and beachcombers a golden sandy playground as far as the eye can see. It’s perfect for frisbee, soccer, football, or just relaxing under the sun’s rays; tents and tables are available for rent by the hour. Dozens of kiosks with food, drinks, beach gear, and souvenirs line the seashore.