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 authorities on Friday announced plans to establish a top-notch scenic resort in the city's western coastal area.
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
Although the weather is cold, tourists still go out to enjoy the winter beauty of the park, which is wrapped in a silver-white layer of frost and snow after the recent heavy snowfall.
The city has grown as a sailing hub since its designation as the 2008 Olympics maritime-sports venue, but it also draws visitors with its history, and colonial-era architecture.
The Phoenix Peninsular (or Fenghuangdao) Tourist Resort on the west coast of Qingdao was listed as a national tourism resort by the National Tourism Administration on Oct 9.
Time: April-October, 2014
Place: fishing port in Shazikou
Time: Apr. 25- Oct. 25, 2014
Place: Kutao flower trading centre