Qingdao Tour of Zhan Bridge
Zhan Bridge has many other names such as Zhan
BridgeQianhai Zhan Bridge, Nanhai Zhan Bridge and Grand Pier.
Located at the coastal area at the southern end of Zhongshan Road,
Zhan Bridge is an extension of the road into the sea. It is just
about 0.3 miles from Qingdao Railway Station. Whether travelers come
to Qingdao by train or by ship, Zhan Bridge, a Qingdao landmark,
welcomes them at their first stop in this beautiful coastal city.
The locals say that you can not know the real Qingdao if you have
not gone to the Zhan Bridge, so follow our introduction to see the
top scene of the city!
Originally built in 1891 as a naval pier, Zhan Bridge
can be regarded as a construction as old as
Qingdao City. During the
Qing Dynasty, the imperial envoy Li Hongzhang once came to Qingdao
to inspect the local development. At that time, Qingdao was just a
small fishing village, which can not berth the big official ship of
As a result, a temporary pier was built with a length
of 200 meters (656 feet) and a width of 10 meters (33 feet). The
pier, which was the original Zhan Bridge, was in use during the
following decades. After the establishment of PRC, modern deep water
port was built in Qingdao area; therefore the Zhan Bridge was
Now, Zhan Bridge becomes a famous The pavilion on Zhan
Bridgescenic spot thanks to the renovation in recent years. It is
440-meter (1444-foot) long and 10-meter (33-foot) wide with giant
granite supports. Lotus-shaped lamps provide illumination and
decoration. At the south end of the bridge is a Chinese style
octagon pavilion standing in contrast to European buildings in the
background. It is called Huilan Pavilion. Some small art exhibitions
are often held here.
Qingdao Bay is crescent shaped; like an arrow, the
bridge shoots into the broad sea. Standing afar, a white lighthouse
braves the waves and wind, while the Small Green Island (Xiao Qing
Dao) is a serene platform for exuberant trees. Dynamic and static
scenes meld. No. 6 Beach west of the bridge and Zhan Bridge Park to
the north of the bridge invite visitors to enjoy the beauty of
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