Huangdao District (黄岛区) is well known for its industrial zones, commercial ports, and of course Golden Sands Beach. All of which are now easily accessible via the sub-oceanic tunnel. Translated as “Yellow Island”, the region is has developed into a key tourist destination for travelers to Qingdao. Huangdao District is split into twelve sub-districts and eleven rural towns. Well known sub-districts include: KaiFaQu (开发区) and XueJiaDao (薛家岛). Qingdao’s Economic & Technology Development Zone (ETDZ) is located in KaiFaQu. XueJiaDao, considered Qingdao’s West Coast, is known for its beaches. Since its inception in 2010, The Sino-German High-Tech Ecology Park has developed into a modern community covering almost 200 acres. Experts working at the park believe that combining industrial production with environmental protection will play an important role in the future direction of China’s economic development.
Huangdao Tourist Attractions
Golden Sand Beach: The largest beach in XueJiaDao offering beachcombers a playground as far as the eye can see. In 2015, the Qingdao International Beer Festival built a venue at Golden Sands Beach WanRen Square (万人广场). The Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach Resort offers panoramic views of XueJiaDao’s coastline. Silver Beach: Located just south of Golden Sand Beach, this rugged coastline offers visitors a more secluded area to relax.