This tiny freckle of land that stretches into Qingdao Bay just south of the Zhanqiao Pier rates as one of the area's most ... More
Little Qingdao Isle
This tiny freckle of land that stretches into Qingdao Bay just south of the Zhanqiao Pier rates as one of the area's most popular tourist stops. Despite being refered to as an island it is accessible via a lean stretch of land. A German lighthouse built in 1900 glows as its main attraction. A surrounding park thick with peach and cherry trees, rose bushes and the rare Qingdao Lily (it grows only in southern Shandong) staggers the mind with a profusion of color and aromas during spring.
The small tiny island has a great view of the mainland coast on a clear sunny day. The island is a hilly garden and is a nice place to spend a couple of hours if you like to relax in that environment. You get to see a bit of the Naval Musuem which is located next door.
Even though Qingdao, China seems like an unlikely place to find classic neo Gothic architecture this massive Catholic Church truly
is a visual marvel. Built in 1934 by German architects in the shape of a Latin cross it ranks ...