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Protestant Church (Jidu Jiaotang)

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Address: Jiangsu Lu 15, Qingdao, China
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08:00 - 16:30
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Nice spot but the outside is nicer than the inside...

The Protestant church is beautifully located on top of a small hill. The yellow and green colors of the building are special and make it a great object for photographers. The... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Qingdao, China
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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cloudy October day I walked on Jiangsu Lu and clearly saw the Jidu/Protestant Church alongside with the Catholic/Tianzhu Church! Overall, it was very nice to be there and take photos at the church. I really liked the clock on the building, reminds me of railway stations in Russia and Ukraine!

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Qingdao, China
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The Protestant church is beautifully located on top of a small hill. The yellow and green colors of the building are special and make it a great object for photographers. The interior is rather simple and the climb up the tower hardly worth the effort but still a nice place to visit!

Thank pietchina
Ji'an, China
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Germans lived in Qingdao from the mid-late 1890s to around 1914. So, there's a lot of German influence here. This church is part of that influence. Only 10 RMB to tour the church when there are no services going on. One should perhaps be thankful it wasn't destroyed during the cultural revolution.

Thank ChanRoberts
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

All churches, temples, monasteries and other houses of worship are owned by the government. Therefore, they can be used as tourist attractions with paid admission. By the way, all religious leaders are government employees. So when in China remember this. As for the church structure, it resembles one from Germany. A perfect backdrop for a Chinese couples wedding photo. There... More 

Thank Bajabob7
Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Unless you like your churches soul-less and crowded with brides taking their glamour shots, this is a church to skip. Sign says it's "old", but looks quite new. Perhaps it's a rebuild or something. Interior is sparse and not photogenic at all. Go to the Catholic church instead.

Thank ChinaTraveler2011
Beijing, China
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The entrace fee was 10 RMB, and you can simply enjoy a beautiful building. If you like architecture, it is worth spending half an hour here. Good picture material :)

Thank Andreea B
Qingdao, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This church we went inside. It was 10rmb for entrance. It was swarmed with wedding photographers. We were just walking through and they kept asking us to stop or go quickly. They acted like they owned the place, so you have to be patient. We want inside the church and it was beautiful. I sat on a pew and just... More 

Thank Justin E
Shanghai, China
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Enjoyed visiting this Church Building. Got to climb the Bell Tower and it was interesting to see the mechanism of the "still working" clock, made in Germany. Plenty of Bridal couples in the courtyard having pictures taken and some beautiful stain-glass Windows as well

Thank Chris P
Qingdao, China
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

It's a nice building, but not so nice that you should need to pay. You can go during one of the service times for free admission.

Thank Ambrose L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Arrived here by chance - asked the taxi driver to Qingdao Catholic Church! A little touch of Germany with the obligatory wedding and school children on a drawing trip.

Thank jetsetterj2015

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