This former German colony gains world-wide fame from the horribly mangled name of Tsingtao Beer (pronounced the same as the city)—although not every China traveler knows its origins, they're almost certainly familiar with the beer. Qingdao is renowned for both lovely sandy beaches and its historic German architecture, reflected even in some of this northern seaside town's newer buildings.
The Eight Great Passes is a Qingdao neighborhood which houses a large number of European-style mansions and villas. Dating back to the city's German-concession era, the area is made up of eight streets named after the eight great military forts of ... >>
The Zhan Qiao Pier is one of Qingdao's most popular attractions and its official symbol, made all the more famous as ... >>
Lao Shan, an important Taoist mountain located around 40 km (25 mi) from Qingdao, is famous for its clear streams, ... >>