Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center
The Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, July 10, 2016. [Photo/IC]
The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center is located by Fushan Bay in the New District of eastern Qingdao, facing May Fourth Square across the sea. It covers about 45 hectares .The overall investment in creating the center was 3.28 billion yuan.
After the Beijing Olympic Games, the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center became a popular site for tourism, recreation and holidays for visitors from China and abroad.
The center was awarded the designation "National Coastal Tourism and Leisure Demonstration Area" —the only one coastal tourism designation —by the National Tourism Administration.
The Olympic Sailing Museum at the Olympic Center opened Aug 9, 2008. It covers an area of more than 9,000 square meters. The large, thematic museum features objects and pictures of Olympic sailing games and culture.
The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center. [Photo/qingdaonews.com]
The seascape theater is surrounded by water on three sides. The design concept shows a combination of "spray" and "sail”, fully demonstrating the sea and cultural characteristics of Qingdao. As the top theater, it daily staged the Blue Fancy Virtual Performance.
Some domestic and overseas sailing games are held each year at the Sailing Base of Qingdao. It has been working with the well-known international sailing competition Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and other influential sailing events. The center also hosts the local sailing event Qingdao International Sailing Week and Ocean Week every year.