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You, too, can cool off-for a price

Shanghai resident Wang Liyun made one of the most hasty travel decisions of her life when she applied for annual leave, escaped the heat and took shelter with her family in Qingdao, Shandong province.

Ocean breezes ease summer heat wave

It's almost 50 C in my kitchen in Shanghai, leaving me little desire to cook. Ordering food online - which has the potential to make the delivery person suffer heatstroke - or visiting a restaurant are not on my list of options.

Loiter away summer evenings at Little Qingdao Island

Little Qingdao Island is perhaps the best symbol of Qingdao.

Summer flowers adorn Qingdao Botanic Garden

Make time for beautiful flowers and sweet scents at the Qingdao Botanic Garden.

Flamingos enjoy cool summertime in Qingdao

Dozens of flamingos frolick near the water at a wildlife park of Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, June 1, 2017.

Movie museum opened to explain industry's history

The Qingdao Film Museum, the first of its kind in Qingdao of East China's Shandong province, opened to the public on May 20 to give people insight into how the movie industry has changed over the past centuries.

Thousands lace-up for Laoshan race

The 2017 Laoshan 100 Ultra Trial Race opened in grand style on May 20 on picturesque Laoshan Mountain in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province.

Blooming peonies attract tourists in Qingdao

Crowds of tourists are attracted by the blooming peony garden located in Jimo.