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May Fourth Square
Holiday Travel Guide

May Fourth Square showing outdoor art

Qingdao’s huge seaside square is dominated by an impressive sculpture that commemorates the cultural and socio-political May Fourth Movement.

Unwind with a visit to May Fourth Square, a large public plaza that also encompasses a coastal park. This popular gathering place is named after the May Fourth Movement, an intellectual development that started shortly after World War I.

The huge waterfront expanse is dominated by a 98-feet (30-meter) high bright red sculpture, The Winds of May, which commemorates the movement. Look up and marvel at its red twisting form, which resembles the shape of a whirlwind. At night it is even more of an awe-inspiring sight when illuminated by bright lights. Then turn your gaze out across Fushan Bay for the sea fountain. This large water feature shoots jets up to 328 feet (100 meters) into the air.

Stretch your legs with a walk through the wide open space, which is filled with immaculate green lawns. The square is a big draw for kite flyers, so bring your own or watch the locals sending theirs soaring into the sky.

May Fourth Square is also a great starting point for strolls along the shoreline. During your waterfront excursions, you will find plenty of stalls selling souvenirs and snacks. Pause to take in the sea views and to breathe in the fresh air.

Make your way over to the Olympic Sailing Centre, built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. From here you can rent a speedboat or sailing boat for a trip around the bay. At the nearby mall, break for a coffee or a meal and browse through luxury shops.

In the opposite direction down the esplanade is Qingdao Number 1 Bathing Beach. Relax on the warm sand, go for a swim and then round off the afternoon in a café overlooking the Yellow Sea.

With its city center location, right in front of the Municipal Government Building, May Fourth Square is on the route of several local buses.

Top things to do in May Fourth Square

Top 10 Hotels Near May Fourth Square

InterContinental Qingdao, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Qingdao, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
No 98 Ao Men Road, Qingdao, Shandong
The price is RM438 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in the heart of Qingdao, this luxury hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from May Fourth Square and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Qingdao University. Zhongshan Park and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (230 reviews)
Staff and service was great but....
"It is probably the worst Intercontinental hotel i have ever stayed in terms of room condition. Room deco worn out, water taps and shower were bad.....a classic over-rated hotel in china."

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

InterContinental Qingdao, an IHG Hotel
The Westin Qingdao
The Westin Qingdao
4.5 out of 5
8 Hong Kong Middle Road, Shinan District, Qingdao, Shandong
The price is RM492 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Qingdao City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of May Fourth Square and MixC Shopping Mall. Qingdao Third Beach and Hisense Plaza ...
4.3/5Excellent! (181 reviews)
"I was stolen USD300.00 by the staff there. It is terrible experience there."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2019

The Westin Qingdao
Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
5 out of 5
9 Xiang Gang Zhong Road, Qingdao, Shandong
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM396 per night from 17 May to 17 May
This family-friendly Qingdao hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of MixC Shopping Mall and Olympic Sailing Museum. Zhongshan Park is ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (415 reviews)
"Staff there are very friendly and willing to help. It is a pleasure staying there for a few days. Thanks."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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May Fourth Square

Top May Fourth Square Hotel Deals

InterContinental Qingdao, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Qingdao, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
No 98 Ao Men Road, Qingdao, Shandong
The price is RM438 per night from 16 May to 16 May
InterContinental Qingdao, an IHG Hotel
The Westin Qingdao
The Westin Qingdao
4.5 out of 5
8 Hong Kong Middle Road, Shinan District, Qingdao, Shandong
The price is RM492 per night from 16 May to 16 May
The Westin Qingdao
Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
5 out of 5
9 Xiang Gang Zhong Road, Qingdao, Shandong
The price is RM396 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
Orange Crystal Hotel Wusi Square Seaview
Orange Crystal Hotel Wusi Square Seaview
3.5 out of 5
No. 25 Donghai West Road, Shinan District, Qingdao
Orange Crystal Hotel Wusi Square Seaview
Qingdao Housing International Hotel
Qingdao Housing International Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No. 10 Hongkong Middle Road, Shinan District, Qingdao, Shandong
The price is RM263 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Qingdao Housing International Hotel
Tide Inn
Tide Inn
3.5 out of 5
No. 21 Dong Hai Xi Lu, Qingdao, Shandong
Tide Inn
Le Jia Xuan Boutique Apt-Wusi Square
Le Jia Xuan Boutique Apt-Wusi Square
3.5 out of 5
Building C, No. 8 Xianggang, Middle Road, Shinan District, Qingdao, Shandong
Le Jia Xuan Boutique Apt-Wusi Square
Lejiaxuan Boutique Hotel Service Apartment
Lejiaxuan Boutique Hotel Service Apartment
4 out of 5
No. 8 Xianggang Middle Road, Shinan, District, Qingdao, Shandong
Lejiaxuan Boutique Hotel Service Apartment
Qingdao Center Hotel and Apartment
Qingdao Center Hotel and Apartment
3.5 out of 5
No. 8 Yi Xiang Gang Zhong Lu, Shi Nan District, Qingdao, Shandong
Qingdao Center Hotel and Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.