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Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou), Qingdao

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Historic Site Landmark
Climb five floors to the top of the turret at Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou), a castle-like villa offering picture-perfect panoramas over the southern coast of Qingdao. Designed by Russian aristocrat Rasi Karimov in the 1930s, the "Granite Mansion" maintains its original vintage furniture, vivid stained glass windows, and spiral staircases. Originally for German residents, nowadays this fairy-tale setting serves as a popular spot for newlywed photo sessions. You can feel the eclectic history of the villa, which has been inhabited Russians, Germans, and Britons, through its combination of different European architectural influences. Round out your experience with a calming walk through the villa's photogenic gardens. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Qingdao holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Took a grandiose view of the villa from an island across, this is like a dream house that I wanted to live in!! Unlike the one on Hainan Island, this villa in Qingdao has very cool breeze that will co...  more »
  • Built in 1903 by a German official as a hunting and fishing villa. There is a nice surrounding garden with many locals sketching the façade. Combines Roman and Gothic architectural styles. You can acc...  more »
  • When you are strolling around the Badaguan Scenic Area, you will probably pass this old mansion. If it's not too busy it's worth stopping in for a gander, the ticket price is minimal, 8yuan I think. S...  more »
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  • Impressive building with great views on the sea. The entrance fee is only 8.5rmb, and it's really worth it to get in and walk around. If you'd have to decide, this or the Princess House, pick this one!
  • Very beautiful building. Very affordable entrance fee. Recommended for a visit.
  • Interesting architecture with a great view of the ocean if it's a clear enough day.
  • 上年三月正在關門維修,只能在外面影相。很月歐陸風情。有機會想再去
  • Admission to treatment are going to see the road in front of the beach and none but prettiness
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