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Zhan Qiao

Zhan Qiao pier is at the tip of Qingdao Bay off Zhongshan road. This 440 meter (1,443.6ft) strip that stretches into the sea and was the first wharf in Qingdao. An octagonal pavilion called the Billowing Back and Forth Tower (huilan ge) if loosely translated, stands at the end of the pier. The pier itself was built in 1891 during the German occupation of Qingdao. The pavillion at the end was built in 1930. Zhanqiao pier is viewed in the eyes of many as the official symbol of Qingdao as it was made famous by being placed on the front of the Tsingtao Brewery beer can.

Also in the vicinity of Zhan Qiao Pier is the small Qingdao Island (Xiao Qingdao), the Qingdao Navy Museum, and many neighborhoods featuring German colonial architecture. The coastline lights up at night with spotlights on nearby buildings and several neon billboards.

Ba Da Guan

Ba Da Guan is a major tourist-attraction close to the coast of Qingdao. It's made up of eight streets named after the eight great military forts of the ancient times. Along the streets are many classic European houses built when Qingdao was a German protectorate (1897-1914). Its atmosphere is unlike any other place in China, with large, grassy lawns, wide streets, and minimal traffic. Many of its residents are retired Communist Party and military officials.

Ba Da Guan is bordered on the west by Beach on on the east by #3 Beach. Hua Shi Lou, a stone, Russian-built home, is located on #2 Beach in Ba Da Guan.

Ba Da Guan must be one of China's great centers for wedding photography. On nearly any day one can see tens of newlywed couples being photographed along Ba Da Guan's shoreline and greenspace.


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