Qingdao

The original name of Qingdao area was Jiao'ao. As early as the New Stone Age, there were primitive people who lived here and created flourishing culture by their hard work. In 1891 (the 17th year of Emperor Guangxu), the government of the Qing Dynasty set up defenses in Jiao'ao, which signified the establishment of Qingdao as an administrative division. In the next year, the Qing government assigned the General-commander of Dengzhou Town, Gao Yuan, to be stationed with his troops in Jiao'ao. In November 1897, Germany took the area by force with the excuse of "Juye Jiao Case", and made the Qing government sign the "Jiao'ao Concession Treaty" on March 6, 1898. From then on, Jiao'ao was humiliated to be a colony and Shandong Province was put within the sphere of influence of Germany as well. Germany set up the Residence of Governor to force iron-hand colonial ruling upon the locals and attached great importance to the building of the military facilities and the infrastructures such as ports and railways in hope of expanding its invasion of china with Jiao'ao as the bridge head of its political ruling, economic aggression and culture enslavement. In 1914, the Japanese troops attacked Qingdao and in 1922 China took back this area: in 1937 Japan invaded Qingdao for the second time, but on June 2, 1949 Qingdao was liberated at last. Nowadays Qingdao is one of the important opening-up coastal cities in China and is a well-known historical and cultural city with trade, light industry, tourism and oceanography research as its main industries.

 

Qingdao 3 days 2 nights $ 199/person

 

Day 01  Airport/Railway Station pickup.  Accommodation: Guidu hotel

Day 02  Accommodation: Guidu hotel

Day 03  Airport/Railway Station drop

 

::Scenic Spots____ Badaguan

 

 

 

Badaguan(Eight Passes)is named after the eight passes of the Great Wall. Located in the city center, the passes are planted with trees of various blooms blossoming in different seasons, such as peaches, crabapples, pinetrees and ginkgoes. This area is known for its many villas, and with more than 200 western architecture in different styles, it is also called the Architecture Museum.

 

::Scenic Spots____ Zhanqiao Pier

 

 

 

Reching out into the Bay from the foot of one of the city's bustling shopping areas,Zhanqiao pier stretches some 440 meters from Taiping Road to its southern extremity far out to sea. At the southern end of the pier there is a typical Chinese octagonal structure called Huilan Pavilion . After several restorations , the pier ,built in 1891 as a warehouse, has become a major landmark and symbol of Qingdao.

::Scenic Spots____ Litter Qingdao Isle

 

 

 

Whose shape is like an ancient violin ,is also called "Vinlin Isle" , The isle in the east and Zhanqiao pier in the west face each other across the sea. Germany build the white lighthouse on the isle at the beginning of this centery. Its light reflected on the sea makes quite a spectacle at night, so much so that it has become known as "Floating Light of the Isle".

::Scenic Spots____ Lao Shan: Jufeng Peak

 

 

 

Jufeng Peak, 1,133 meters high, is the highest peak in Mount Laoshan, The top of the peak is an extremely small platform on which tourists can see the sunrise. The well-known Evening Glow above Jufeng Peak is one of the 12 Most attractive spots in Mount Laoshan.

 

 

 

 

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