Qingdao is one of eastern China’s “most liveable” cities; its name translates to “lush/green island” and it is home to the world’s longest sea bridge, the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge. This unique metropolis boasts a rich offering of cultural wonders ripe for exploration and the best way to do so is from a hotel in Qingdao that is centrally located, such as the Copthorne Hotel Qingdao. Featuring elegant interiors and modern amenities designed to cater to business and leisure visits, this Qingdao hotel is your ideal home away from home. When you here, take the time to visit the iconic Huashi Villa Quindao, a gorgeous example of classical Greco-roman architecture incorporated into a modern dwelling. Built in 1931 to serve as the primary residence of a Russian aristocrat, it was later sold to a British business professional. After China’s liberation, it was and is currently being used as a reception venue and is a popular choice for weddings in the city. Huashi Villa’s intricate and impressive landscaping has made it famous in the Eight Passes Villas district as a result of its unique facade. Its eclectic exteriors lend it the impression of a miniature castle, and its tower unveils exquisite views of Taiping Bay. If the weather is pleasant and sunny, visitors can enjoy a leisure stroll through the grounds boasting thick stands of beautiful pine trees and manicured lawns.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.