27 Oktober 2011

Sculpture Park – Discovering Fascinating Works Of Art in Qingdao

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Set amidst sheltered beaches and scenic hillsides, Qingdao enjoys an idyllic location by the sea and is a laidback coastal holiday destination. Situated in the Shandong province, this old port city is built around commercial trade and is also well known for its sailing and boating opportunities as well as its seafood dishes that are considered some of the best in China.

Rich in history and culture, Old Qingdao City with its Gothic and Roman architectural structures, is an ideal place to visit for those looking to indulge in some sightseeing while on holiday. Popular attractions here include the TianFei Temple, ZhanShan Temple, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Michael's Cathedral, the May 4th Square and TianHou Palace. Apart from these historical sites and monuments, the city is also home to scenic beaches, captivating museums and a variety of picturesque gardens and parks.

Located on DongHai East Road in the FuShan Area, Sculpture Park is one such scenic part of the city visitors can head to. With free entrance for the public, the park can be found along Qingdao’s eastern seaside and is home to well maintained gardens and fascinating sculptures from local artists as well as sculptors from other parts of the world. Covering a total area of around 8 hectares, the park has both indoor and outdoor display areas.

The large indoor gallery is a great place to view modern and contemporary works of sculpture from a variety of artists. The outdoor area is ideal for those looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll amidst enthralling pieces of art creatively placed within the park and which make for a fun family outing when in Qingdao.

Travellers can easily find Qingdao accommodation in various parts of the city which cater to both business and leisure guests. One such Qingdao hotel is Copthorne Hotel Qingdao which is home to elegant and contemporary accommodation options along with dining venues that include an award winning Chinese restaurant. Enjoying a central location in the city and its central business district, the hotel is within easy reach of major commercial centres, shopping venues and various popular local attractions.