Zhanqiao Pier
Zhanqiao Pier
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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stephenco
Makati, Philippines57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in Qingdao for only a short time and thus decided to visit only the most famous of its attractions. Zhanqiao Pier is the city's icon and is definitely a must-see if you are into culture and history. From the Zhanqiao Prince Hotel where we stayed, we had a great view of Zhanqiao and the Qingdao skyline behind it. I thought it was just magnificent!

However, as we walked along the pier, my expectations dropped significantly. What seemed like an endless stream of locals and tourists walking along the pier were actually a mix of peddlers and vendors of all kinds of goods. The Pagoda at end of the pier was made into some sort of cheap aquarium showcase. It is bordering on being cheesy.

Just like many of the cultural icons and buildings in Qingdao, while the Pier has been structurally preserved, it has not been utilized well today. I am rather disappointed. But the view is undoubtedly breathtaking.
Written October 24, 2009
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Mitch1959
Southern California18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Beach Castle Hotel (only 120 yuan per night) which is a short walk to the pier. Every morning I would get up just as the sun rose and walk along the beach and then to the end of the pier. This is the most serene time to enjoy the atmosphere. You see volleyball players on the beach, early morning swimmers "polar bearing" in the winter water and old fashioned boats anchored at rest. The Pier itself is so beautiful. I've seen the picture on the beer bottles for so many years. It was great to enjoy it in person!
Mitch
Written May 9, 2008
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Sillypiggys
Sydney, Australia1,747 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
A quick must see attraction at Qingdao as it is iconic for the Tsingtao beer which originated from here. A mini self guided tour inside the pavilion on the history of the pavilion. The coastline is not the best, possibly due to the winter months but the local tourists still comes to hand feed the seagulls which the government has been trying to encourage to bring more birdlife to the coast. It’s an easy walk from there to other attractions like the Qingdao Catholic Church, the Jimo old town etc.
Written January 6, 2020
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Furious_Buddhist
Ashburn, VA75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
It's a long walk to the curious building at the end of the pier, but many people seem to have the same idea. Nearby, you can observe many people young and old looking around the tidal pools for little mollusks and crabs, as well as a jet ski / paddle boat rental place. The view of the sea from the end of the pier is quite beautiful, but you will likely be sharing that view with a lot of other people. The building is also open for visitors (free). Historical information about the pier is shown inside, laid out around the circular building. There was no access to the upper floors of the building when we went. No refreshments are available in the building, so get some before you embark on that long walk.
Written August 4, 2019
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EELSM
Asia182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We hired a taxi to the bridge and it was less than $20 from CBD area. The bridge was a long board walk leading to a pagoda. The best part of this visit is that you can view the old and new parts of Qingdao on both sides of the board walk while enjoying endless ocean breeze and wave sound.
Written March 4, 2018
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Zhanqiao Pier is an iconic symbol of Qingdao. It is visibly distinctive with her octagonal pavilion right at the end of the Pier. Standing at the pavilion, the panoramic beautiful skyline and the gorgeous coastline of Qingdao spread out like a piece of master art in front of you.

I was staying at the Motel 168 Railway Station and the Zhanqiao Pier was within 10 minutes walking distance from my accommodation. I was mesmerized by the azure sea view and the spectacular scenic view that I came here thrice. On the first two occasions the weather was a bit of misty but on the last occasion when I visited this attraction, the weather was fine and it was a clear blue sky.

As I stood at the pier end with the octagonal pavilion behind me and looked across the distant Small Qingdao Island with a naval vessel berth near the other end of the sea passage, I recalled the heroic and valiant act of the naval commander Deng Shichang of the Beiyang Fleet of the dying Qing Dynasty who rammed his technologically obsolete warship against the Japanese invading modern fleet during the Sino-Japanese War in 1894 but in the midst, his warship was hit and he died in the battle.

Qing Dynasty China was economically and technologically backward then and the foreign powers including Japan who possessed more sophisticated and advanced weaponry were tearing China apart. The only naval fleet, the Beiyang Fleet that China had then was too fragile and easily crushed by the Japanese fleet during the Sino-Japanese War.

The defeat of China by Japan was a national humiliation but the heroic act of Deng Shichan aroused the nationalistic sentiments of the Chinese people against Japanese imperialism. The historic lesson for China is modernization and the building of a strong naval force to protect her territorial sovereignty and deter foreign aggression and invasion.

Zhanqiao Pier is a landmark in Qingdao. It is also an icon that reminded the Chinese people of their defeat in the Sino- Japanese War and a constant reminder that the country urgently need to modernize her naval forces and had great heroic naval commanders like Deng Shichang to defend China's territorial integrity.
Written October 27, 2015
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,818 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
The area around the pier is nice and this is featured on the logo of Tsingtao Beer. The railway station, church, German governor's residence and a lot of interesting German architecture are within walking distance. There are also many shops near here that sell Tsingtao Beer in bags.

The view is pleasant but we went on a Saturday around noon and found it very crowded with many people pushing boat rides, photos on the pier and bags of bread for the thousands of seabirds. My wife was hesitant to walk the pier, thought she would get pooped on and got pooped on.

I think the area is still nice to see with the bay area but I would recommend going early or on a weekday to avoid the crowds of bird feeders. Closest metro is Qingdao Railway Station (not the north one).

Written March 27, 2021
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AJ @ CK
Beijing, China103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
There is nothing in the pavilion at the end, but since it's on the Tsingtao beer label, if you go to Qingdao it's basically a required visit!
Written September 6, 2020
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Erwin
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The whole area around the beach has a high European 1970's atmosphere - Great for walking along the beach
Written February 7, 2020
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Austin Jun Fang
Shanghai, China711 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is the landmark you really can not miss in Qingdao.It is quite famous and mostly appears on TVs, commercials and the postcards.Take the bus and the landmark is quite accessible.No entry fee, just take view for the sea and the coast.That felling is amazing.You also can join some water sports there.Very nice experience for me.
Written May 22, 2019
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