May Fourth Square
May Fourth Square
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Surveyor47
Havant, UK1,855 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
I have to admit to being a little surprised, as this right by the sea, I was expecting it to be more inland. There is a lot of culture and history here, and please, take your time as you walk around to take it all in. There ae some great photograph opportunities as well. The Olympic sailing village is only a short walk away.
Written January 15, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed the proximity to the bay and the night time view of the square. This area is very easy to get to by metro (May Fourth Square station) and you can see the Qingdao International Sailing Center nearby.

The area is quite walkable and there are many small vendors selling knick knacks nearby. There are Olympics plaques along the boardwalk as well and a music square nearby.
Written March 29, 2021
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Daniel A
Beijing, China35,141 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
From the pictures, it looks like it’s a happening place. We went there and the lights looked beautiful, but that’s about it. There was not much else to do. The water looked nice, but I guess it was a weekday, it was still hot even though we were there late, and just a bit disappointing.
Written August 19, 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Business
Hard to miss seeing this unique sculpture which stands out boldly. The park is very well maintained with a mix of beautiful shrubs and flowers. Likely the most recognizable symbol of Qingdao.
Written July 19, 2019
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Bingbing B
Jinan, China4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
May Fourth Square, located on Donghai West Road in the Shinnan District of Qingdao, Shandong Province, opposite the Office Building of the Qingdao Municipal People's Government and south of Fushan Bay, was built in 1996 as a modern-style square with lawns, fountains and sculptures.

Named after the May Fourth Revolution, the square is divided into two areas: the northern area is dominated by the lawn between the green avenues with a fountain in the centre; the southern area consists of an open-air stage, a dotted fountain, a sea-viewing platform and the sculpture "May Wind", covering a total area of 100,000 square metres and is one of the landmarks of Qingdao.

The May Wind" is a steel sculpture on May Fourth Square, with an upward spiralling steel structure, 27 metres in diameter and 30 metres high, weighing 700 tonnes, designed by artist Huang Zhen; the sculpture is a simple and concise arrangement of stylised elements to form a rotating and soaring "wind", topped with a torch head, all in red, signifying Qingdao's connection with the May Fourth Movement, which was the "spark" that ignited the new democratic revolution. The torch head at the top is red in colour, signifying the connection between Qingdao and the May Fourth Movement, which was the "spark" that ignited the new democratic revolution.
Written May 10, 2023
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore8,964 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
The red artistic torch at the May Fourth Square may look touristy but not many of us knew of her historical significance. In fact, the Square was the first site in the whole of China where the May Fourth movement erupted in 1919.

The First World War saw Germany annexed and colonized Qingdao. When the war ended, instead of returning Qingdao to China, the Allied Forces betrayed Chinese interests and sovereignty and coerced China to sign the unfair Treaty of Versailles to hand over Qingdao to Japan.

The humiliation and betrayal by the Allied Imperial Forces sparked off mass protests across China commencing from this May Fourth Square, culminating and erupting into a nationwide awakening call of her people against imperialism and foreign subjugation and aggression.

In those years of political turbulence and uncertainty, China was vulnerable, weak, divided, militarily and technologically inferior. The western imperialist powers and Japan who were in control of superior military know-how bullied and colonized the weaker nations and were in a conspiracy to break up China and coerced the dying Qing Dynasty to sign many unequal treaties. The British imperialists forced China to `lease' Hong Kong through the Opium Wars. Portugal demanded and dominated Macau. Germany annexed Qingdao. In the leased territory of Shanghai, the US imperialists' signboard discriminated openly against the Chinese people. `Dogs and Chinese were prohibited' from entering. The humble Chinese people were degraded into the status of a wretched dog and ironically were prohibited from entering into their own territory.

It was outright humiliation and the May Fourth Movement was the awakening power call for the building of a strong and modern China feared by those foreign imperialists with heinous and vicious intent to dominate and disintegrate this nation.

China's peaceful rise is to modernize China to keep pace in the military and technology sphere so that she will not be bullied again. China understand the meaning of national humiliation and the betrayal by imperialist forces and will never pursue hegemonic policies to subjugate others.

The red color of the May Fourth torch contains the passion and love of all the righteous Chinese people to protect her own territorial integrity and play her positive role in contributing to global peace and harmony.

For those who trace the tumultuous path that modern China had taken since the May Fourth Movement, understand the rationale behind the peaceful rise of Contemporary China.

It would be helpful to know the historical significance of the red torch when visiting this attraction.
Written September 14, 2015
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Traveller_Oldie
Charleston, SC279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Nice open area to view the ocean and the high rise buildings. In the evening the buildings are lit up and a lot of people gather to see it.
Written July 25, 2021
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Amy L
Hangzhou, China579 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
I guess I expected some signage or something indicating where I was and its significance. Nada. It’s pretty to look at and there’s a restaurant called The Diner nearby that made the trip worthwhile. Otherwise... 🤷‍♀️
Written August 13, 2020
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Rob A
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Very pleasant walk along the waterfront & the light show is Spectacular. Shopping Mall close by & resto too.
Written November 6, 2019
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lpkc
Kozhikode, India111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
It is a good place to spend in the evening to take a stroll around near the beach. Well accessible with the qingdao metro.
Written September 14, 2019
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