The fast-paced life has turned us into machines,
doing overloading operations so everyone need a rest and go to travel
with relatives or friends. I think QingDao is the best choice.
QingDao is reputed for its elegant mountains, clean air, blue water,
white beach and green trees. Are you feeling the wind from the sea?.That
is like a lively girl, she crawl up to kiss your feet when you are lost
in admiration of the Beautiful scence, when you sip a mouth of it ,it
tastes a little salty.
As known as Seashore Pier, Southern Sea Pier or Big Marina, the
Jutting Pier is a symbolic structure of Qingdao,which was first built in
1892. when Zhang Gaoyuan, Commander of Dengzhou, stationed troops in
Qingdao, in order to facilitate the transportation of military supplies
and anchor the warships of the Northern Navy, a 344meter long simple
pier wasthen built on the southwest coast. The dyke connecting the cosdt
was built by laying stones,and the fore part of the pier was built of
steel paved with wood. The building materials were remainders of Lvshun
Boatyard, Northern Navy. In 1894 when Li Hongzhang made his second
inspection tour to Qingdao, he gave a high praise for the Jutting Pier
and called it an Iron Pier in his memorial to the throne. Hereafter, the
Jutting Pier was also called Navy Pier, Seashore Pier and Navy Iron
Pier. In 1900, the pier was destroyed by a typhoon, in 1901 when Germany
occupied Qingdao,the Jutting Pier was rebuilt and used for freight
transporting. When the Dagang Port was completed, the Jutting Pier was
opened to the public. In 1923, a park was developed around the
Northernend of the pier. From September 1931 to April 1933, the pier was
rebuilt of steel concrete, extended to 440 meters long and 8meters wide.
A semicircular seawall as built at the end of the bridge.
Now, the Jutting Pier has become a famous attraction and symbolic
structure of Qingdao. After the founding of People Republic of China,
Qingdao Municipal Government has paid much attention to the maintenance
and protection of the Jutting Pier. In the 1950s, the Water Returning
Pavilion was once called Sino USSR Friendship Pavilion. In the daytime,
the Pier is frequented by stream of visitors, who are leaning on the
railing and overlooking the charming sea. When the night falls, the
colorfully decorated lights are turned on, glorifying the bridge.
At the Jutting Pier, we can enjoy various attractive sights such as
Water Returning at the Pavilion, Listening to the Tide at the Pavilion.
Extension of Rainbow and Moon Might at the Pier, which Were reputed as
one of the 10 Sights of Qingdao as well as the 24 Top Sights of Qingdao
City in the 1930s. Numerous scholars and men of letters have left behind
a lot of poems and lines in Praise of the pier. It is a famous seashore
attraction frequented by visitors. At the peak season, the daily tourist
arrivals are above 200 000. It is a must for the VIPs, important
officials and famous celebrities when they visit Qingdao.
Follow me please. Let us climb the stairs and overlook far into
distance. A good place for sightiseeing. You can take photos here.