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Qingdao: China's sailing city

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Updated: 2016-09-12

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Beach, water sports

As a coastal city, Qingdao is known for its beaches and numerous water sports. Recognized as the largest sandy beach in Asia, and the best in Qingdao, the No 1 Bathing Beach is praised by both swimmers and sun worshippers for its soft sands and clear waters.

Qingdao is also China's capital of sailing, with a thriving water sports industry. At the International Olympic Sailing Center, visitors can watch top-class international sailing and marvel at the array of luxury yachts on display.

Qingdao: China's sailing city

The No 1 Bathing Beach. [Photo/qingdaonews.com]

East sightseeing belt

Near Wusi Square, the East Urban Sightseeing Belt is a new town in the east, and it is Qingdao's political, economic and cultural center. Dozens of landmarks, parks, theaters, yacht marinas, golf courses and resorts, can be found throughout the area, and there are also numerous skyscrapers that contribute to a fascinating seaside landscape.

Qingdao: China's sailing city

The East Urban Sightseeing Belt. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]