The Tientsin Eye’s full name is the Yongle Bridge Tientsin Eye, which connects Hebei District and Hongqiao District across the Haihe River. It is a Ferris wheel for cross-river construction and bridge-wheel integration. It has both sightseeing and transportation functions. The Tientsin Eye is a rare ferris wheel from where you can overlook the scenery on the bridge and it is one of Tianjin’s landmarks. Every night when the lights are on, the colorful lights of the Tientsin Eye are soft and beautiful.
The Tientsin Eye has a diameter of 110 meters, and 48 360-degree transparent cockpits are mounted on the outside of the wheel. Each cockpit can seat 8 people and can accommodate 384 people for sightseeing at the same time. The Tientsin Eye takes 28 minutes to make a full revolution.
The Yongle Bridge Tientsin Eye is magnificent and majestic from a distance during the day. At night, when the neon lights up, it becomes a beautiful scenery on the Haihe River, attracting visitors coming here. There are generally two ways to play the Tianjin Eye, ride or take photos from a distance. The ride on the Ferris wheel is 70 yuan per person. If you want to enjoy it alone, you can also spend 400 yuan to pack a cabin. The Tientsin Eye cabin is air-conditioned, so you can slowly and comfortably watch the surrounding scenery, especially after dark at night, it is shocking.
If you want to shoot the Tientsin Eye, the best location is on the King Kong Bridge on the south side of the Ferris wheel. Standing on the bridge, the River Mouth of three rivers is in front of your eyes, and the soft Tientsin Eye is in front of you, with beautiful buildings on both sides of the Haihe River.
Qing Dao Trestle Bridge is one of the scenic spots of Qingdao Coastal Scenic Area. It is the first batch of national-level scenic spots announced by the State Council in 1982 and the first batch of national AAAA-level tourist attractions.
Trestle Bridge is located on the southern coast of Qingdao’s central city. It is a 440-meter-long sea promenade extending from the land to the sea. The Trestle Bridge was built in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (1892). It has a history of more than one hundred years and has always been regarded as a symbol of Qingdao. The Huilan Pavilion at the end of Trestle Bridge is a testimony of Qingdao’s modern history.
Trestle Bridge was once a military-only artificial wharf in Qingdao. Trestle Bridge faces Xiao Qingdao across the water, and the north end is connected in a straight line with Zhongshan Road Commercial Street. At the end of Trestle Bridge is a triangular breakwater, and there is an octagonal pavilion with ethnic style, which is called Huilan Pavilion. Inside the Huilan Pavilion, there is a stele without a word. The origin of this stele is still divergent. Now, the pavilion fully displays Qingdao’s unique urban features such as modern history, humanities, and folk customs through thematic exhibitions.
There are chain guardrails and lotus street lights on both sides of Trestle Bridge. Visitors can stroll along the waterfront of Trestle Bridge. When the wind is calm, you can watch seagulls soar freely here. At the end of the bridge, you can also overlook the small Qingdao. On the island, the shadows of trees and greenery are clustered, and a white lighthouse stands tall and majestic. When the tide is high, the turbulent waves hit the breakwater, causing clusters of waves, so you can stop and watch. When the tide is low, the ochre-colored reefs and golden beaches are exposed to the surface. You can walk down the Trestle Bridge and stroll along the beach to catch the sea and collect shellfish.
Qingdao Railway Station is not far away, and it takes only 10 minutes to walk to Trestle Bridge. When you get off the train and walk out of the station hall, you can see Trestle Bridge that extends into the sea.