The City of Qingdao is one of China's cleanest, most beautiful cities. The name "Qingdao" means "The blue/green island." The Port of Qingdao offers many interesting and entertaining attractions for visitors. In addition to several nice (but crowded) beaches, there are several popular attractions that visitors will want to check out.
The Port of Qingdao's climate is a humid subtropical climate influenced by monsoons. Summers are usually humid and hot, but there are seldom extremely hot days. Winters are cool and cold, and there is occasional snowfall. Spring and autumn are comfortable beautiful seasons. Temperatures average from a high of 28 °C (83 °F) in August to a low of -3.7 °C (25 °C) in January.
Tsingtao Beer is known around the world, and the Tsingtao Brewery is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Port of Qingdao. Founded in 1903 by German colonists, it has always been the most popular beer in China, and it has long been the best-selling Chinese beer in the United States. Visitors can visit the brewery's museum and sample their outstanding products.
Xiaoyu Hill is the Port of Qingdao's old town. Boasting many stone houses, villas, and German-build buildings, the Qingdao Guest House (or the German Governor's Residence) is the most popular place to visit. Well-maintained and in wonderful condition, the Guest House contains beautiful antiques, including an antique ivory piano, and marvelous ornaments. The house has hosted many famous visitors, including Chairman Mao.
The Qingdao Underwater World (Chinese) is China's first public aquarium. Opened in 1932, the aquarium has four major areas that line both sides of the street and are connected by an underground tunnel. A moving platform takes visitors through a tunnel that passes through the aquarium and offers a 360 ° view, and there is a popular mermaid show each day.
Polar Ocean World (Chinese) is an aquarium that features polar animals like polar bears and penguins. More modern than the Underwater World, it also has a Beluga whale show. Located in the Shilaoren National Tourism Resort area, visitors can observe a range of rare polar animals and marine fish. Popular shows include dolphin performances, the Joy Theater performance with funny trained sea lions and walruses and clown acrobats, the Mermaid Performance, and the feeding performance in the zoological exhibition.
Travelers who want to visit the Port of Qingdao by sea can find a list of scheduled cruises on the Cruise Compete website.