Qingdao Municipal Museum
Not this one! You think Qingdao is a small village on the shore - rethink that; 7, 3 million people, whereof 2,2 in the city itself. Yes, they are bound to have a history to recon with.
Their cultural history starts with neolithic finds from 7000 years ago and ends with the establishment of teh city of Qingdao in 1891. Therefore the key 5-part exhibition of the museum also carries the name "The Light of Ancient Civilization in Qingdao".
In the reception you are met by two 6 m tall impressive stone Buddha statues. The key exhibits reflecting the important elements of Qingdao history are "Dawn of Civilization", Development in the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties, Achievements in the Qin and Han dynasties, Flourishing ports in the Sui and Tang dynasties, and Places of Strategic importance in Ancient Qingdao.
In addition there are other temporary and permanent exhibitions of more special interest, such as porcelain, numismatic development and so on.
"Shandung's Industrial City"
Qingdao was a German colony in the late 18th century, which explains the beer.
It is now the largest industrial producer in Shandung Province.
It has an area of 4,155 square miles (10,654 sq km.) It is located near the Bohai Gulf or Jiaozhou Bay facing the Yellow Sea.
The climate is temperate maritime, warm in winter and cool in summer.
The main language is Putonghua (Beijing and Mandarin dialect.) English is the language of international business.
Qingdao City and its surrounding areas have a population of 7 million, of whom 2.3 million live in urban areas. The population is made up of Han, Hui, Korean, Zhuang, Gaoshan, Uygur, Miao and Russian.
Qingdao is the original location of China's ancient culture 6000 years ago. It was administered by Qi Kingdom during the Zhou Dynasty. It became a prosperous city in the Qin Dynasty. It was set up as a municipal city in the PRC in 1949.
Time is GMT+8hours.
There are many relics of German colonial architecture. There are seaside promenades. The city has many beaches, parks, pavilions, and museums. There are the Laoshan Mountains for climbing and hiking.