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Zhanqiao Pier

No.12 Taiping Rd, Shinan District, Qingdao 266001, China
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Ranked #18 of 205 Attractions in Qingdao
Type: Other
Description: This 440 meter (1,440ft) strip that stretches into the sea was built in 1891 and was the first wharf in Qingdao.
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Beijing, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very crowded and lots of people trying to take sneaky pictures of my fiancé! It seems to be the thing to do though, walk to the end of the pier and back.

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Hong Kong
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I insisted on going even though my driver laughed when I said I wanted to come here (because it's in all the tour guides). There's absolutley nothing wrong with it, a nice walk along the pier to the pagoda, taking in the views of European style rooftops.

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Doetinchem, Gelderland, Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In the middle of August with +30°C and all of China on holidays it is interesting. ...and very busy.

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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As it was a Sunday when we took a walk on the pier to get to the pagoda at the end, we had to jostle with the huge crowd already there at 10am. Along the way, people were stopping here and there to get a snapshot of the pagoda. People were also stopping to have a look or buy the... More

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

An interesting walk to a pagoda on the end of this landmark pier. A nice stroll just to say you have been there. The day we went was extremely hot and severely overcrowded, a walk became an uncomfortable shuffle. As a foreigner you WILL be stared at, get used to it. My wife and I had mixed views. I felt... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This seems to be the place where Chinese tourists are flocking to. We visited during a very misty morning and it was ultimately crowded and busy since the tourist groups are on a "schedule" and need to enter, take dozens of picture and exit rapidly. The guides needed to be very noisy to flock their heard in and out. Better... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I read about this popular site and had the impression it is a must see. This pier has an interesting history and designed in the shape of an anchor from an aerial view. As I was staying in the area, I had a view of this scene in the early morning mist and in the evening with the lights. It... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

So you are going to tour old Qingdao, then begin first things first at Zhanqiao pier, Hit in the early (I mean early) before everyone flocks to it for their mandatory photo. The pier itself is all right, though damaged in a storm a while back. The pagoda for westerners might be a little different, but by Chinese standards it... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

You can feed sea birds and pick some stones or octopus but bridge was closed when i visited..but nice scene

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Shanghai, China
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Zhanqiao Pier is the logo of the Tsingtao Beer (when you drink the beer, look at the logo and you will see a small pagoda in the logo and that is the Zhanqiao Pier. Near the Zhanqiao Pier is the Little Qingdao (the light house) so you can hit 2 attractions in 1 if you visit this site.

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