Qingdao, located in the southeast part of Shandong Province, is a beautiful seaside city with fresh air and enchanting sea view. This city, bordered by the Yellow Sea on two sides, has the largest bathing beach in Asia. To the east of the city, a short distance across the Yellow Sea, lie Korea and Japan, making the city an important port for international trade.
The red roofs, green trees, blue sea, and azure sky form a bright and colourful picture of Qingdao. The city is sometimes known as the Switzerland of the Orient. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Qingdao attracts many tourists with its charming seascape.
Qingdao offers food with distinctive flavors--especially seafood. Also, the city is the home of the famous Qingdao (Tsingtao) Beer. To enhance the tourism industry, the city now sponsors the Qingdao International Beer Festival, the Qingdao International Sea Festival, Beach Culture Festival, etc.
In 2020, Qingdao Port completed a container throughput of 22.01 million TEUs, ranking fifth among inland ports. It is the sixth largest port in the world and the second largest foreign trade port in China. The port is wide and deep without freezing and silting. It is a natural deep-water harbor. At present, Qingdao Port has more than 170 container routes and trades with more than 700 ports in more than 180 countries and regions in the world.