Located at the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsular, Qingdao has a surprisingly short history. Nothing more than a fishing village at the end of the 19th century, the Qing Government decided to make the area a primary defence base against naval attacks, and planned the construction of a city. Little was done, however, until 1897 when the city was ceded to Germany. The Germans soon turned Qingdao into a strategically important port. The German Imperial government planned and built the first streets and institutions of the city that can still be seen today. The early German pioneers were a thirsty lot too. Qingdao is perhaps most famously known for the Tsingtao Brewery, which the German settlers founded in 1903.Read More
If you are planning a Qingdao holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Qingdao Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Qingdao.