Qingdao is a beautiful seaside city on the southern coast of the Shandong Peninsula bordering on the Yellow Sea and the Jiaozhou Bay. The city lies on undulating hills with luxuriantly green trees and buildings noted for their attractive architectural styles. The red colour of the tiled roves, green colour of the trees thills and blue of the sea contrast beautifully. All this along with its beautiful climate, make the city well-known as a summer and hetitleh resort.
Few places in mainland China are more likely to make overseas tours istfeel at home than the city of Qingdao, located in the northeast province of Shandong. Wooded hillsides, separated by winding roads, are wreathed in moody fog. Foothills descend gently to the sea, sheltered beaches meander for miles and visitors can eat what is arguably some of the best seafood in China. Although the Central Business District (CBD) has gone modern, Qingdao has not lost its finely tuned sense of catering for travelers and backpackers alike.
Positioned at the tip of the Shandong Peninsula where it dips southward into the Yellow Sea, Qingdao has been chosen by the Beijing Olympic Coordinating Committee to host the 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta. The comparatively mild temperatures of this seaside city offer a welcome reprieve from the summer furnaces of Nanjing, Beijing, and even Shanghai.
Qingdao translates to "Green Island," and while it is not entirely surrounded by the ocean, it is an island of relaxed living bathed in fresh sea breezes where the rich and famous from around the world still come to play.