Qingdao is a city located in China’s Shandong Province. It is widely considered one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities in China. In fact, the word ‘qingdao’ means ‘Green Island’. Those who visit this historic city will be struck by how different it looks from other Chinese cities. The Germans who were put in charge of Qingdao after a treaty signed in 1899 are partly responsible for the city’s distinct architecture. Many of the buildings constructed by them still exist, albeit in a more modernised form. The German influence would have been stronger but they were unable to retain control of Qingdao for the entire period specified in the treaty as Japanese forces took over during the First World War.
It is the ideal vacation spot for tourists who want to enjoy the Chinese seaside, after all the Qingdao seaside was deemed good enough to host the sailing events of the Beijing Olympics. The best time to visit Qingdao is during the early parts of summer as it can get too hot as the season progresses. Unlike many other major cities in China, Qingdao is not overcrowded and the pace of life is comparatively slow. The seaside city has plenty of fine attractions to visit; this includes the famous Haibin Sculpture Park.
The Haibin Sculpture Park is located along Donghai East Road. The seaside sculpture garden is full of delightful creations that visitors are sure to enjoy watching. It is a pleasant way of killing an hour. As it is a little difficult to get to, the sculpture park does not receive too many tourists. Other attractions to visit include the Zhan Qiao Pier, the Zhanshan Temple, the Xiao Qingdao Park, and the Luxun Park.
Tourists planning on visiting here and are on the lookout for a luxury hotel in Qingdao can find one with relative ease, after all there is the famous Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, which has always been a tourist favourite. This Qingdao hotel offers gorgeous rooms and friendly service, but it is the dining options that the hotel provides that really puts it above the rest. Enjoying a fine location close to many shops and restaurants, it is a great place to stay at.