May Fourth Square at Night. While out on a date night earlier this month, we decided to take a little stroll around May Fourth Square to view Qingdao’s infamous red sculpture at night. Amazingly enough, even though we have lived in this city for years, we have never walked along this section of the coast at night.
May Fourth Square is a large public square in Qingdao’s central business district. Named after the nationwide protest May Fourth Movement that started in Qingdao, the square is best recognized by the large “May Wind” sculpture near the seaside. The square is a popular tourist destination, and on pleasant days May Fourth Square fills with young couples on the ground and kites in the air. The Winds of May Sculpture is now one of the symbols of Qingdao. The red color of The Winds of May is like permanent burning flame, and at night it looks pretty amazing with the surrounding buildings backing it.
From Spring through to Autumn, this is the perfect spot for a stroll with the family, or even your loved one at night, after a dinner date. We were pleasantly surprised at how peaceful and tranquil this area was at night. If you go left when you get to the May Wind sculpture, walking along the coast (with the ocean on your right-hand side), you will reach Marina City, the harbour, and the Olympic pier, which are all just as great at night during this time of the year. Lots of lights, action, and music. Don’t miss it!
May Fourth Square
35 DongHai West Road
Shinan, Qingdao, Shandong, China 266000
五四广场, 东海西路35号, 中国山东省青岛市市南区
Closest Bus Stops: Wu Si Guang Chang: #317
From City Government (XiangGang Zhong Lu)
Shi Zheng Fu: #104, #231, #311, #316, #321, #374, #501, #801.