Touring Qingdao

Qingdao is located in the Eastern coast of China, welcomes the tourists with great comfort and entertainments. Qingdao is known to be one of the most popular vacation destinations in China due to its diverse forms of attractions and recreational opportunities. Because the city used to be a former colony of Germany, Qingdao is sometimes nicknamed as “Little Europe in China” among the tourists—making it a historical tourist destination. A myriad of vestiges of European influence can still be spotted in downtown Qingdao. Since Qingdao is a seaside city, it renders the city a recreational destination too. Bearing these wonders of Qingdao in mind, here are some tourist attractions in Qingdao :

Historical/Touring Sites

The Zhan Bridge (栈桥):

TIME: 7:00 AM- 19:00 PM

STREET ADDRESS: 山东省青岛市市南区太平路14号

Saint Michael’s Cathedral (青岛圣弥厄尔教堂):

TIME: 9:00 AM- 17:00 PM


STREET ADDRESS: 青岛市南区浙江路15号(曲阜路口)

Eight Great Passes/Huashi Lou (八大关风景区/花石楼):

Eight Great Passes: Remains of German Heritage in Qingdao

Recreational/ Shopping Sites


May fourth Square + Olympic Square (五四广场/青岛奥林匹克帆船中心):

Did you know that the sailing games for the 2008 Beijing Olympic took place in Qingdao? Did you know that May 4th is a special day for the Chinese people? Check out the May Fourth Square and the Olympic Square and experience China in the early 1900s and the early 2000s.

***5-7 minutes walk from the conference venue. Please email us if you are interested in taking your school to the May Fourth Square.

Taidong Street (台东步行街):

The spirit of the young is waiting for you at Taidong! Full of young men and women, the Taidong street will give you a wide range of choices for a wide range of items.

TIME: Depends on the markets and the shops

JiMo Lu Market (青岛即墨路小商品市场):

Cheap but ornate things everywhere! Wanna be showy without spending much? The JiMo Lu Market is yours then.

TIME: Depends on the markets and the shops

MIX-C Shopping Mall (万象城购物中心):

This is the shopping mall right next to the conference venue! You will be visiting this gigantic place everyday!

TIME: 10:00 AM -22:00 PM

STREET ADDRESS: 青岛市市南区山东路10号

Things to Keep in Mind

  • The International School of Qingdao is not responsible for planning and offering tour opportunities for participating schools. However, feel free to email us if you want to know how to get to these sites.
  • Recently, subway lines have been constructed, with a station located right in front of the Shangri-La hotel
  • Sites without a specific ticket price are free
  • Sites without a specific opening time are always open
  • Sites without a specific street address are the site itself
  • You can ask for more specifics via