Badaguan Scenic Area
Lying between Taiping Cape and Huiquan Cape, south foot of Taiping Hill, Shinan District, Qingdao, Badaguan was built in the 1930s with a floor area of 666,000 m2. Since the eight streets were named after the eight famous great passes in ancient times of China, this area was called Badaguan (Eight Great Passes). More than 300 buildings of different styles from scores of countries such as Germany, Russia, US, Britain, France, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Switzerland and Japan are scattering about Badaguan and make this scenic area praised as the “World Architecture Museum”. In 2001, the State Council listed the modern and contemporary architectural complex of Badaguan into the Key National Protected Units of Cultural Relics. In 2005, Badaguan Scenic Area gained the honorable title of “Most Beautiful Urban Area in China” during the activity sponsored by Chinese National Geography Magazine and appraised by statewide media of China.