Simply put, Badaguan is named after 8 famous passes (trade routes) used throughout the historical past of China’s Great Wall.
To live in Badaguan is a fall back on the grandeur Qingdao’s colonial past. The European architecture is simply stupefying. Forget the high rises of Qingdao’s CBD – get out and take a walk though Qingdao’s international historical past.
Qingdao’s openness to international business has put this once small fishing village on a path that might claim the city, not only as China’s sailing city, but also as Shandong’s premier Blue Economic Zone.