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New underground business plaza opens in Shinan

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2022-06-06

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Colorful oil-paper umbrellas decorate the ceiling of Guangdeli 1898 plaza in Shinan district, Qingdao. [Photo by Qiruochengfeng]

Guangdeli 1898, a new underground business plaza, opened in Shinan district, Qingdao, on June 3.

Guangdeli 1898, which is located in the core area of Zhongshan Road business circle and near Qingdao Railway Station, boasts convenient transportation digs. Visitors can enter the plaza from Hunan Road, Mengyin Road, or through the E passageway of the Qingdaozhan Station of Metro Line 1 and 3.

The plaza is designed in Qingdao's unique architectural style and combines folk culture, intangible cultural heritage, foods and entertainment. 

It is expected to be a landmark business project in the coastal area of Shinan and a "museum" integrating the local diet and history of the area.

Antique bricks, road lighting, and door frames and windows were used to recreate the courtyard structure of ancient Qingdao. 

On the main corridor, a miniature wooden rail has been installed, allowing guests to ride a sightseeing mini train on it. On the opening day, an array of art exhibitions featuring photography, calligraphy, water painting and Qingdao's intangible cultural heritage items were held at the plaza, while a slew of creative cultural products were on display and various foods from across the country watered visitors' mouths.

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A sightseeing mini train rolls along the track at Guangdeli 1898 plaza in Shinan district, Qingdao. [Photo/Sina Weibo: @Suzukaa]