Surrounded by sea on three sides, Qingdao is a beautiful seaside city It is just a short distance across the Yellow Sea, lie Korea and Japan. The special location makes Qingdao an very important city for international trade.
Qingdao was ever the colony of Germany and Japan till 1949. So in Qingdao you may find many European architecture. Sometimes it is known as the Oriental Switzerland.
As a seaside city, Qingdao’s beautiful seascape intrigues many tourists every year. Main attractions are the Zhan Bridge, Mt. Laoshan , the Eight Passes Villas and the Wusi Square. Also Qingdao offers the tourists with delicious and abundant seafood. Another speciality of Qingdao is the renowned Qingdao Beer. You may taste the pure Qingdao Beer while having the delicious seafood.
The local government dedicates to develop the tourism of Qingdao. It has organized the Qingdao International Beer Festival, Beach Culture Festival, the Qingdao International Sea Festival, the Sea Affection Festival and the Summer of Qingdao Festival, which gain international fame for Qingdao.
In 2008, Qingdao is the cooperating city of Beijing to hold the Sailing Competition in the Olympics. It is also a good chance for Qingdao to show its beauty and charm to the world.