2008 Olympics Arenas and Events in Cities outside Beijing:
|Qingdao||Qingdao International Marina||Sailing|
|Shenyang||Shenyang Olympic Sports Center Stadium||Football Preliminary|
|Tianjin||Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium||Football Preliminary|
|Shanghai||Shanghai Stadium||Football Preliminary|
|Qinhuangdao||Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium||Football Preliminary|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Arena||Equestrian|
Our First Station: Qingdao – City by the Sea
Qingdao is located on the southern edge of the Shangdong Peninsula with the Yellow Sea to the east. Warm in winter and cool in summer, it is a very clean, beautiful coastal city. The 2008 Olympic sailing events will be held here.
In Qingdao, there are tall edifices and large mansions including European-style buildings, e.g. the buildings at Badaguan (Eight Passes) and the churches on Jiangsu and Zhejiang Roads. In the city, the blue sky, green trees, red tiles and yellow walls form a beautiful setting. Here there are the blue sea, red reefs, golden sand and a very broad beach where many Qingdaonese enjoy swimming and taking walks.
The Qingdaonese like to eat seafood and drink beer. There are all kinds of very tasty seafood. The best seasons to have seafood are spring and summer; so do come to Qingdao during these two seasons if you like seafood. There is also a famous beer – Qingdao beer. Each August, there is the “Qingdao International Beer Festival” at which you can taste beers from all over the world, and you can surely drink your fill!