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Qingdao Travel Guide, China

Qingdao, China - Overview: Offering The Best Seafood Cuisine In China

Qingdao, a sub-provincial city, is located in the eastern part of Shahdong Province, People’s Republic of China. The city borders Weifang to the east, Yantai to the northeast and Rizhao to the south-western part. Qingdao lies across the Shahdong Peninsula and overlooks the Yellow Sea. The city of Qingdao is currently a major naval base, seaport as well as an industrial centre. Recently, the city was named as the 9th most livable city in China by a national daily.


The city of Qingdao attracts thousands of tourists due to its temperate weather and seaside setting. There are numerous beaches, parks, unique modern German architecture and sculpture lining the shore of the city. The Qingdao International beach festival and the international Hot Air Balloon festival attract a lot of visitors every year.


The city of Qingdao can be visited by railways, air and sea routes. The city boasts of having an extensive highway coverage operating on nearly 15,000 km, which includes 700 km of Expressway. Qingdao is also connected with Shimonoseki of Japan via the Orient Ferry. The city is also connected with South Korea by two separate ferry lines. Qingdao also hosts the largest seaport of China.

Apart from these modes of transport, Qingdao is served by the Qingdao Liuting International Airport, suited around 36 kilometres from the city centre and is served by as many as 13 international and domestic airlines. These airlines operate on 94 routes, amongst which 12 are regional and international. Nearly 1,082,000 international travellers visited the city using the aviation sector in 2007. The city of Qingdao also has intercity Rail and domestic rail lines, which connects the city with various towns like Jining, Jinan, Beijing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Xian and Lanzhou. The specially designed Qingzang railway built in the city is the highest railway in the world.


Visitors love the city for its special type of cuisines that are available in most restaurants around the city. Seafood is very common and is considered to be a special type of delicacy in this coastal city. People of Qingdao love the “Great Sea Food” which comprises of various fishes, conch, crabs, prawns, shark’s fin, abalones and sea cucumbers. Another type of food called the “Little Seafood” consists of shrimps, octopus, oysters, clams, periwinkles, squid, razor clams and yellow croakers.

These types of food are available in almost every hotel in the city. The very unique and distinctive cuisine of the city is also known as Lu Cai, a typical Shandong regional style.

The city is also known for it´s beer, that can be bought all over the world.

So, come and be a part of this vibrant city and enjoy its wonderful seafood, which it has to offer.

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