No 2 Bathing Beach


Once reserved only for the likes of Mao and other state leaders, this sheltered cove just east of Badaguan has calm waters good for a swim. It's a short walk from Taipingjiao Park metro station.

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1. Huashi Lou

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This granite and marble villa built in 1930 was first the home of a Russian aristocrat, and later the German governor’s hunting lodge. It is also known as…

2. No 1 Bathing Beach


South of the tree-lined area known as Badaguan (八大关, Bādàguān), No 1 Bathing Beach is a very popular spot, perhaps for its snack stalls and children's toy…

3. No 3 Bathing Beach

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On the eastern side of Taiping Cape in Badaguan is this cove with dedicated swim lanes, paddle boats and gentle waves. Very close to Taipingjiao Park…

4. Little Fish Hill

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This sweet little park is near No 1 Bathing Beach. Admission is free after 6.30pm.

5. Zhongshan Park

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Within central Qingdao, Zhongshan Park is a vast 69 hectares of lakes, gardens and walking paths; it's an amusement park for kids and also the venue of…

6. Taiping Hill

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Rising up on the northeast side of Zhongshan Park, Taiping Hill hosts Qingdao TV Tower at its summit, connected to the base by a scenic cable car (one-way…

7. Qingdao Cable Car

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This cable car transports visitors up the length of Taiping Hill to Qingdao TV Tower, with excellent views along the way.

8. Zhanshan Temple

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Within Zhongshan Park is Qingdao's largest temple, Zhanshan Temple, an active Buddhist monastery. The temple has a number of dramatic sandalwood Buddhas…