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Two-day travel route in Shinan

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: August 17, 2022

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Tourists can feel the gentle sea breeze while standing on the rocks at Taipingjiao. [Photo/Weibo account: 薄闲阳]

Day 1: Badaguan – Taipingjiao – Wusi Square

Badaguan, also known as the Eight Great Passes, is a combination of coastal scenery, lush boulevards and a Western-style architectural complex.

Taipingjiao is hailed as one of the most beautiful and picturesque capes in Qingdao. There are six roads named after Taipingjiao in the area, of which Taipingjiao No 1 Road is the longest. The road winds along the coastline and connects Taipingjiao Park with Qingdao No 3 Bathing Beach.

Wusi Square stands in front of the Qingdao government's office building, and faces the sea. It spans over 10 hectares and features lawns, fountains and sculptures. The main sculpture – The Wind of May – is 30 meters tall and 27 meters in diameter.

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Wusi Square under the blue sky and floating clouds [Photo/WeChat account: Shinanly]

Day 2: The Trestle Bridge – Little Qingdao – St. Michael's Cathedral

The Trestle Bridge is located at the southern tip of Zhongshan Road and is 440 meters long. It dates back to the reign of Emperor Guangxu (1871-1908) during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It integrates Qingdao's ocean culture and historical culture.

Little Qingdao is a 2.4-hectare islet and is also known as Qin Island, for its shape looks like a qin (stringed instrument) and the sea waves crashing against the shoreline sound tunes from a qin. Its sunset scenery attracts many shutterbugs.

St. Michael's Cathedral is located on ZheJiang Road, which leads directly to the ocean. It boasts a mysterious and romantic ambience. The front square is always bustling with buskers' performances, couples posing for wedding photos and children chasing bubbles.

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A couple poses for a photo in front of St. Michael's Cathedral in Qingdao's Shinan district. [Photo/Weibo account: LuDi__]