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.