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The 7WCSCM will held in the Shangri-La hotel located in Qingdao city of China.
The Shangri-La Hotel in Qingdao is located in the city’s business center, close to the financial and government district. The hotel is within walk distance to coastline and other popular tourist attractions.
From Qingdao to:
Beijing: 1hr 10mins by airplane / 5hrs by high-speed railway train
Shanghai: 1hr 20mins by airplane / 6hrs by high-speed railway train
Hongkong: 3hrs 10mins by airplane
Jinan: 2.5hrs by high-speed railway train
Introductions of scenic spots in Qingdao:
Qingdao is situated on the Jiaozhou bay, southern-east tip of Shandong Peninsula, East China with an area of 11,282 sqm and a population of 8.71 million. It is an important economic center and coastal city of China which famous for its historical and cultural heritages and tourism industry as its feature.
Qingdao has beautiful scenery and pleasant climate. A harmonious picture of mountains, sea and city is painted in which one can see the winding coastline, islands and beautiful buildings whose red-roofs are held in the embrace of verdant trees. Many of the European-style buildings used to be home to many famous figures.
Qingdao is famous in China for its delicious fresh seafood. The Laoshan Scenic Area is very popular because of its beautiful scenery, natural pearls and exquisite crafts. Qingdao beer (Tsingtao beer), a popular beer brand in the world, is produced in Qingdao, allowing tourists to easily get the freshest Qingdao Beer in Qingdao.
The seaside resort of Qingdao extends from Tuandao in the west of Qingdao to Damaidao in the east with an overall length of 25 kilometers, including a marine area of 5 square kilometers and land area of 8.5 square kilometers. It is one of the first National Scenic Resorts appointed by the State Council in 1982. The scenery of the Zhanqiao Pier, Luxun Park, Little Qingdao Isle, Xiaoyu Hill, Badaguan, the seashore and the May Fourth Square are all beside the sea and constitute the famous scenic sights of Qingdao. Red roves and green trees, sapphire sea and blue sky in the scenic resort will make you feel happy and fresh.
Zhanqiao Pier, built in 1891, is the symbol of Qingdao. After several restorations, from being a simple military harbor, it is now open to tourists. The pier is 440 meters long. There is an octagonal pagoda of distinctive Chinese style, “Huilan Pagoda” at the end of the pier. From the top, tourists can fully view the magnificent sea. Along the shore is the beautiful Pier Park, which is a pleasant and quiet place for tourists to rest or enjoy the scenery of Little Qingdao Isle and its white tower.
Little Qingdao Isle:
Little Qingdao Isle, Whose shape is like an ancient violin, is also called “violin Isle”. Germany built the white lighthouse on the isle at the beginning of this century. Its light reflected on the sea makes quite a spectacle at night, so much so that it has become known as “floating light of Isle”.
This temple has the longest history in the urban area. Tianhou Palace was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1467AD). Its original name was Tianfei Temple, and was later changed to Tianhou Palace. With a stage in the front and bell towers and drum towers at both sides, the temple has been developed into Qingdao Folk Customs Museum.
It is an architecture of a classic German castle. The delicate shape, splendid ornaments, graceful lines and bold colors make the Guest House one of the best examples of monomeric villas in China. Originally, it was the official residence of the German governor in Qingdao and was called “the Governor’s Official Residence”. In 1934, it was formally renamed “Guest House”, and has become important as a retreat to receive VIPs in military affairs and politics.
Located in Zhejing Road, the Catholic Church, originally named St. Michael’s, was built by the German in 1934. The 60-meter-high building, covering 2470 square meters, is one of China's famous Catholic Churches.
“Governor’s Office Building”:
It was named “Governor’s Office Building” because it was there that the German governor maintained his office. After the liberation of Qingdao, the building was used as the seat of Qingdao Municipal Government until the government recently moved to the east. Now the building is called “Famous Municipal Government”.
Built in 1932, the castle-like building exhibits over 100 live aquatic animals, 2000 animals and plants, and 20 000 specimens. It is the only specialized museum in China.
Built in the Chinese classical style, the hill-top park is named after the Yu Hill. The designers and architects made use of the local landscape and their imagination in laying out the park. The 18-metre-high three-story and eight-cornered “Seeing Waves Tower” bears an inscription by Wu Zuoren, a famous calligraphist.
Badaguan (Eight Great Passes):
Lying between Huiquan Cape and Taiping Cape, Badaguan faces the rippling Taiping Bay. In Badaguan area, more than 200 villas of exotic style are scattered among the flora and fauna. There are so many villas that the scenic spot is called a World Architecture Museum. Crossing the scenic area are ten roads built in 1931 and lined with many varieties of trees such as peaches, crabapples, pine trees and ginkgoes. Eight of the roads are named after the eight great passes of the Great Wall, and thus the area was named “Badaguan”.
May 4th Square:
This square is named to honor the May 4th Movement which took place in 1919. Consisting of two aquaria and a park, the area is decorated with statues and springs, and surrounded by pine trees, meadows and flowers. Today, it has become the symbol of modern Qingdao.
Locating at the seashore of Yellow Sea, in the east of Qingdao City, Laoshan Mountain covers an area of 446 km2 and is 1132.7m above sea level. Among all the famous Chinese mountains, it is the only one that shoots up directly from the seaside and is the highest among all the peaks along Chinese coastline. So, Laoshan Mountain is honored as the most famous sea mountain. It's not only one natural treasure, but an ancient religious cultural treasure. The mountain is culturally significant due to its long affiliation with Taoism and is often regarded as one of the "cradles of Taoism". Its annual average temperature is 12.6℃. Being warm in winter and cool in summer, it's an ideal place for travel, recuperation and vacation.