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Golden beach (Huang Dao)

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Address: Huang Dao, Qingdao, China
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Nice beach

Easy to access and a large expansive beach. Golden sand with great views of the coastline. Close to city centre .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
Yvonne A
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Nantong

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First impression? What a big beach an island! Yes, this is technically an island that's stripped away from the "Little Qingdao" island in the distance, you need to take a cruise there in order to get on Huang Dao. Really I don't think there are anything that interesting there, all I saw were seashells, dried up seaweeds, seagulls, and rock... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a visit to huang dao & nearby beaches / coastline is a must for the Qingdao traveller - take the ferry ride - catch a taxi - do some walking - get away from the busier beach scene in qingdao in town huang dao the big hotel does a great smorgasboard lunch - beer included in a value deal -... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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7 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Just beach not recommended for swimming. It is not clean and has no convenient facilities around there.

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Nantong
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Easy to access and a large expansive beach. Golden sand with great views of the coastline. Close to city centre .

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Qingdao, China
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43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely soft sand beach with nice views of huangdao. Though during beach season, it is inundated with tourists and impossible find a spot to relax. Sea is usually crowded with perlite until you get to neck high depth. If you are looking for a nice beach experience try some place else.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Yes.... a tourist trap. But a CHINESE tourist trap: what could be better. The sand is golden. However, its not a natural beach; it was trucked in to BE a tourist trap. Only making it MORE impressive! Pavilion in middle had dancers who were amazing to watch. Kids being kids, parents being parents. Most wanted to see the "foreign" guy....... More 

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Qingdao, China
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Comparing to other beaches in China, Golden beach deserves the golden medal but, if you know beaches in Brazil, then, forget it...

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Thank MarcosZanolla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Beautiful beach to walk. It was a very busy place on a Sunday morning Very popular with all ages, especially families.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very crowdy and very polluted. most people hit the water wearing their clothes. thousands and thousands of people everywhere around. A typical chinese attraction!!

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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This place is about 40-50 minutes ride during the weekend from the old town and it's not worth it. Im sure that during winter / spring it can be abandoned and actually nice, however during the weekend and summer on top of it... It's really bad idea. Overcrowded is usual thing in china, but based on other reviews I thought... More 

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