Unique tourist villa and hotel architecture, fine sand bathing beaches, and numerous symbolic cultural and sports facilities are the feature in this area. The Ocean Park, the Dolphinarium, the International Beer City, the Golf Course, the International Convention Center, the Cultural Exposition Center, the Century Square and the Municipal Sport Center are all places visitors should not miss.

ShiLaoRen (shí lǎo rén: 石老人, Old Stone Man) is perhaps Qingdao's most impressive tourist beach.  It was named after shape of the prominent rock outcropping located just of the ShiLaoRen Peninsula and is said to resemble an old fisherman waiting for his daughter to return from beneath the waves.  With tables, chairs, tents, ATVs, speed boats, jet skis, showers, and a beautiful new boardwalk as well as continuing re-development for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta, this is an ideal place to spend an afternoon or warm summer evening.  If you are into boogie boarding this beach, on occasion, will provide large enough waves to give you a decent ride.

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Shilaoren (the Old Man of Stone) National Holiday Resort is situated in the east of Qingdao urban area, which covers 2,368 acres with 2,600 meters long bathing beach, is designated as a state resort by the State Council in 1992. These planned tourist areas ...Read More
Qingdao Ocean Entertainment Park, one of the biggest in China, started its operation in August, 1996 with an investment of 90 million Yuan. This park is located in Shilaoren National Holiday Resort. The park is divided into two parts: water area and land area ...Read More
Located at the southern end of the Shilaoren National Tourist Resort, Polar Ocean World is surrounded by sea on three sides at the base of a mountain. It is a popular tourist attraction and it was built on the base of the Qingdao Dolphin Show Center. The ...Read More

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by Chiron 2011-05-23
The biggest bathing beach in Asia, No. 1 Bathing Beach is famed for soft sand, clean water and calm waves. It is situated on Huiquan Bay and sometimes referred to as Huiquan Bathing Beach. No. 1 Bathing Beach is 580 meters long and 40 meters wide. It is surrounded by graceful scenery: mountains in three directions, luxuriant green trees and modern high-rise ...