Martial ArtsLearn about the Martial Arts of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
Walnut shell carving is a collectable item that is often in high demand for noble men, and even Emperors. You can certainly see them at Beijing’s Forbidden City; but to see the carvings in action, Wu Village Walnut festival is a stop that you cannot miss.
The oldest prison from the German colonization era has been well kept with many exhibits of the early 1900s. You can find German traces everywhere in Qingdao. Even today, the German-built water waste pipeline is still functioning well.
The museum offers detailed recounts of how the Qingdao people lived during WWI. Qingdao was colonized by Germany during the 1900s. It is interesting to see the local’s perspective on such a historical event. This is one of the very few WWI museums in China.
Built in 1903, this former German governor’s residence was constructed in the style of a German palace. The mansion is one of Qingdao’s best examples of concession-era architecture, with 30 guest rooms each owning a unique fireplace and Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) style. The building was so lavish that the indulgent governor was said to be immediately fired when German Emperor and King of Prussia Kaiser Wilhelm II saw the final invoice.
Built in 1989, Qingdao’s Naval Museum is the only military museum in China that records the entire history of the Chinese naval force development. Located to the west of LuXun Park, facing the Zhanqiao Pier across the sea, the museum covers 40,000 m2 that features several exhibits of China’s developments in naval weaponry, navy uniform and precious military gifts from other countries. In the Marine Exhibition hall, you can find a whole collection of retired war ships the Chinese navy has ever owned. Do allow at least one hour for your visit.
The beauty of Qingdao lies in its seamless mix of the old and new, foreign and local, especially in the colorful architecture scene. What better way to represent Qingdao’s colonial German architecture than the site of former German Seaman’s Club (German Navy Club) between Zhongshan Road and Hubei Road, which was designed in 1899 and opened for business in 1902. It was Qingdao’s first auditorium large to host grand events in the Neo-Renaissance German architectural style. Today, it is commonly used for recreation as a bar, or hosting parties. And on the side, it is house to a