青島 Qingdao, China :)

Received in mid August 2013 via Postcrossing private swap. I’ve always wanted to visit Qingdao! It looks lovely!

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Qingdao (Chinese: 青島; pinyin: About this sound Qīngdǎo (help·info); German: Tsingtau), historically known as Tsingtao, is a major city in eastern Shandong Province, Eastern China, with a population of over 8.715 million (2010 census). Qīng (青) in Chinese means “green” or “lush”, while dǎo (島) means “island”. Qingdao is administered at the sub-provincial level.

Lying across the Shandong Peninsula while looking out to the Yellow Sea (German: Gelbes Meer), Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery. The world’s longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. Qingdao is named China’s most livable city.

(Thanks Wiki!)

Lovely peacock stamp:

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