Arts and Cultural
St. Michael's Cathedral (22 km)
Simply called "The Catholic Church" by local residents, the twin-spired Neo-Romanesque cathedral was designed by German architect Alfred Fräbel and holds the distinction of being the largest Gothic building in Qingdao, a masterpiece of Christian architecture and the only consecrated church in all of China.
Wusi Square (30 km)
Named after the nationwide protest May Fourth Movement that started in Qingdao, the square is located in Qingdao's central business district, is composed of Shizhengting Square, the central square and the coastal park and is best recognized by the striking "May Wind" sculpture.
Points of Interest
Badaguan Scenic Area (26 km)
Located between Qingdao's Bathing Beach #3 and TianTai Stadium in Taiping Bay Area, there are ten streets, eight of which are named after strategic passes through the Great Wall of China and is renowned for its natural scenery, villas, foreign-styled buildings and gardens.
Golden Sand Beach (6 km)
Boasting a claim to fame as "The Number 1 Beach in Asia" and as one of the most beautiful beaches in China, the two-mile long beach is Huangdao's - meaning "Yellow Island" - largest beach, featuring soft, golden sand, and many opportunities for recreation and relaxation.
Laoshan Mountain (53 km)
Located at Huiquan Bay in Qingdao, the Number One Bathing Beach is reputed to be the largest sandy beach in Asia and is noted for its clear water, mild waves and soft sand.
Qingdao No. 1 Beach (24 km)
Since 1988, thousands have visited this romantic setting, which translates as "the furthermost part of the sky and sea." Tianya Haijiao gets its name from antiquated beliefs that the sky was square and therefore finite. The Chinese had long believed that Hainan Island, and Tianya Haijiao in particular, was the precise location on earth where the sky ends against the edge of the ocean. Stone carvings dot the tranquil terrain at this beach destination, popular with couples as a truly spectacular wedding ceremony location.
Silver Sand Beach (0 km)
Located on the southern tip of Huangdao's rustic coastline, Silver Sand Beach is just south of Golden Sand Beach and affords sun-worshippers the chance to repose away from crowds.
Zhan Qiao, The Pier (22 km)
As the first wharf built in Qingdao, this 440-meter long pier extends into the sea and provides a panoramic view of the bay, the Qingdao skyline and is a great spot to kick off a self-guided tour of Qingdao.
Haixin Square (31 km)
Located opposite the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre is Hisense Plaza, a huge modern international department store which features leading fashion brands like Gucci, Esprit and Cartier as well as Starbucks Coffee, restaurants, a Cultural Gallery, Children's Kingdom and much more.
Jusco Huangdao Shopping Center (7 km)
Formerly called the AEON (Jusco) Shopping Center, this Japanese-owned mall features over 60 shops including men's and women's fashions, electronics, toys and furniture, as well as several restaurants.
Sports & Entertainment
Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre (31 km)
Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the former site of the former Beihai Shipyard has played host to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet since 2006 and is now China's sailing capital, hosting an impressive number of sailing competition.
- Qingdao City Centre - 25 kilometres
- Qingdao Liuting International Airport - 60 kilometres