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Zhanqiao Pier

No.12 Taiping Rd, Shinan District, Qingdao 266001, China
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Ranked #16 of 204 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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Walked down to the peer only to find it closed for construction. It looks like it will be closed for sometime. Will likely reopen in the spring I am guessing.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

It seems like most of the tourists in Qingdao are congregated at Zhanqiao Pier (which appears in the Tsingtao beer logo) for photos or on the city's rather impressive beaches. Zhanqiao Pier is pretty in the early mornings so try to get here before that because come 10am and crowds of tourists descend upon it in swarms.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The pier area is not very large, but it is a nice place to kick of your self guided tour of Qingdao. It is close to church plaza and in walking distance to other key areas.

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

It is just a pier with a pagoda at the end, and despite crowds of people and vendors (and maurauding seagulls) it is a pleasant, lively place to be, with great views of the bay. It is the symbol of Qingdao (appearing on all the Tsingtao beer bottles!)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Lots of vendors line the pier who want to take your photo for a fee, but they are not pushy. Once at the far end, the view of old Qingdao is quite nice. I'd say its not worth a special trip to the pier, but if you are in the area, its a nice place to take a walk.

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