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The circles of Qingdao

Aerial view of buildings, skyscrapers, buildings and parks in Qingdao city in East China's Shandong province.

Massive upgrades turn coastal stretch into gold star international tourist resort

Boasting a newly recognized "national tourism and resort zone", the Phoenix Peninsula in Qingdao West Coast New Area is heading towards being among China's top resort destinations.

Tourists visit verbena flower field in Qingdao

Tourists enjoy themselves in a verbena flower field in Western coast economic zone in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province, July 17, 2016. The verbena fields here, which cover an area of 130 mu (8.7 hectares), have attracted a good many tourists.

Ethereal scenes above Taiqing Palace

Taiqing Palace is located along the coast of Laoshan Mountain in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province. It is the largest Taoism palace on Laoshan Mountain with a history stretching back some 2,100 years.

Qingdao gets to grips with national climbing festival

The Qingdao National Mountain Climbing Festival is scheduled to get off the ground on April 16 at Cangmashan International Tourism Resort.

Qingdao offers tax rebate to overseas tourists

A "duty-free" scheme has been launched in Qingdao allowing overseas visitors to receive a tax rebate on purchases from the 33 participating stores in the port city.

Qingdao eyes second 5A scenic spot

Qingdao authorities on Friday announced plans to establish a top-notch scenic resort in the city's western coastal area.

Spring Festival tourism booms in Qingdao

The coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province, welcomed 1.85 million visitors during the Spring Festival Holiday from Feb 7 to 13, 15 percent up from the same period last year