Paradise by the sea
Near the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsula, the enchanting resort of Qingdao borders the Yellow Sea. Known for its hospitable climate, charming seascapes and bright blue skies, Qingdao won the right to host the sailboat competitions at the 29th Olympic Games in 2008. The city has the largest bathing beach in Asia; further inland, undulating mountains punctuated by red-tiled homes (in the distinctive architectural styles of Europe) present a breathtaking view.

The red roofs, green trees, blue sea, and azure sky form a bright and colorful picture of Qingdao. The city is sometimes known as the Switzerland of the Orient. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Qingdao attracts many tourists with its charming seascape. Sights like the Eight Passes Villas, Wusi Square, the Zhan Bridge, Mt. Laoshan, No.1 Bathing Beach, Badaguan Scenic Area will help you remember the city. Just walking on the sand and listening to the surf breaking on the beach becomes enjoyable.

Qingdao offers food with distinctive flavors--especially seafood. So take this chance to enjoy the delicious seafood. Also, the city is the home of the famous Qingdao (Tsingtao) Beer. Don't forget to have a bottle of pure Qingdao Beer right there!
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