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Zhanqiao Pier

Tourist attraction in Qingdao, China

Travel Tips

Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and enjoy the serene atmosphere. 1

Close to the railway station and No.6 bathing beach. Ideal for resting and enjoying the scenery. 2

Ideal for a short visit and some great photo opportunities. 3

Ideal for a leisurely walk and taking scenic photos. 4

Stroll along the pier to the octagonal Huilan Pavilion. 5

Visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat and crowds. Ideal for a leisurely walk and photography. 6

Best enjoyed in the evening for night views. Crowded but worth the visit. 7

Travel together with Little Qingdao Isle for a complete experience. Best visited during the day for photography. 8

Visit during sunset for a spectacular view. 9

About

Historical Background

  • πŸ“œ Built: Constructed in 1891 by the Germans during their colonial period.
  • πŸ”¨ Expansions: Expanded in 1931 and 1985 to its current length of 440 meters.
  • πŸ›οΈ Original Use: Initially served as a military pier and later as a wharf.
  • πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ German Influence: Reflects German colonial architecture and engineering.
  • 🏯 Huilan Pavilion: Added in 1930, becoming an iconic symbol of Qingdao.

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Main Attractions

  • 🏯 Huilan Pavilion: Two-storied octagonal pavilion at the southern end, featured on Tsingtao Beer logo.
  • 🌳 Zhanqiao Park: Located at the northern end, with ornamental flowers and Japanese black pines.
  • πŸ–οΈ Qingdao Bay: Offers stunning views of the bay and the city.
  • 🏝️ Little Qingdao Island: Nearby island known for its natural beauty and lighthouse.
  • πŸ›οΈ Zhongshan Road: Historic road built during the German colonial period, leading to the pier.

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Activities

  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Strolling: Walk along the 440-meter pier and enjoy the sea breeze.
  • 🎨 Exhibitions: Visit art and photography exhibitions at Huilan Pavilion.
  • 🌳 Relaxing: Rest in Zhanqiao Park and enjoy the ornamental flowers and pine trees.
  • πŸ“Έ Photography: Capture scenic views of Qingdao Bay and the city skyline.
  • 🍦 Vendors: Purchase souvenirs and snacks from vendors at Huilan Pavilion.

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Transportation

  • πŸš‡ Metro: Take Metro Line 3 to Qingdao Railway Station (exit G), then walk southeast for around 10 minutes.
  • 🚌 Buses: Accessible via bus numbers 25, 223, 225, 304, 307, 312, 316, 321, or Sightseeing Bus no. 11.
  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Walking: Located just 0.3 miles from Qingdao Railway Station, making it easily walkable.
  • πŸš— Parking: Limited parking available near the pier; public transport is recommended.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Address: No. 14 Taiping Road, Shinan District, Qingdao.

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Visiting Tips

  • πŸ•’ Best Time: Visit in the fall or winter to avoid crowds and see seagulls.
  • πŸŒ… Night Visits: Huilan Pavilion is beautifully lit up at night.
  • πŸ’Έ Entry Fees: Free to access the pier and park; a small fee for Huilan Pavilion.
  • πŸ“… Peak Times: Avoid week-long holidays in May and October to escape the crowds.
  • πŸ“· Photography: Best views during sunrise and sunset for stunning photos.

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Travel Information
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: 14 Taiping Rd, Shinan District, Qingdao, Shandong, China, 266005

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