West Coast New Area

Explore beauty of wetlands in Qingdao

( | 2023-02-03

World Wetlands Day is celebrated around the world each year on Feb 2. Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, has put a good deal of effort into restoring wetlands and building a model for the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature.

The city is home to a number of wetland parks worth visiting. Check them out!


Located beside Jiaozhou Bay and at the mouth of Dagu River, Shaohai National Wetland Park covers an area of 630.6 hectares. It was the first officially listed national wetland park in Shandong province. [Photo/Guanhai News]

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Tangdao Bay National Wetland Park, located in the West Coast New Area, has a planned area of 1,637.6 hectares. [Photo by Han Jiajun/Guanhai News]

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Tangdao Bay National Wetland Park is home to numbers of waterfowl. [Photo by Yu Fangping/Guanhai News]

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Jiangshan Wetland is located in Jiangshan town, Laixi. With a total area of over 1,333 hectares and a water storage area of over 333 hectares, it is the largest inland wetland in Jiaodong Peninsula and the largest wildlife habitat in Qingdao. [Photo by Zuo Hong/WeChat account: qdfbwx]

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There are 729 identified species of animals and plants in Jiangshan Wetland. [Photo by Wang Haibin/Guanhai News]

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Licang Xiliu Wetland Park, located in the lower reaches of the Licun River, is perfect for a weekend walk and picnic. [Photo/Licang News]

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Yangmaogou Huahai Wetland Park in Chengyang district is a perfect spot for getting in touch with nature. [Photo/WeChat account: qdweichengyang]

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The photo shows the scenery of Baisha River Wetland in early winter. [Photo by Tang Jie/Guanhai News]

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Baisha River Wetland has a good ecological environment, and many wild birds choose to settle and breed here. [Photo by Wang Haibin/Guanhai News]

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Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay National Marine Park is a model for the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature. [Photo by Yu Hao/Guanhai News]

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Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay National Marine Park attracts a large number of migratory birds every year. [Photo by Wang Haibin/Guanhai News]