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Laoshan Scenic Area

Laoshan District, Qingdao 266100, China
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Ranked #2 of 205 Attractions in Qingdao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Forests, Bodies of Water, Mountains
Description: One of China's most celebrated scenic areas, Laoshan presents a panorama of mountains, cliffs, waterfalls and temples.
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Qingdao, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

go by 104 bus to the Laoshan mountain bus depot and buy a ticket for your destination. I got a ticket to the temple which included a ride right to the end at Yangchow beach. The temple is ancient but all information and guides are in chinese. Often someone will speak english and be kind, but it is interesting anyway.... More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are lots of paths to follow in this woodland area. There are many stories to learn about. The rocks are interesting. Often you will come across an artist capturing the beauty of this lovely place.

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
101 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Quite complicated to get to the mountain from town centre by public bus. The ticketing area to Laoshan was an impressive place but the toilets were not well kept. We bought the tickets and then boarded the bus which will take us up to the Laoshan Scenic area.It is like a hop on hop off tourist bus. You alight at... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

After many years of visiting China finally had the chance to do some cultural exploring. very worth while and showed me a different side of China that I had not seen before. Well worth the visit.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Laoshan mountain scenic area has a huge airport like ticket office and a shuttle bus service to locations on the mountain or the coast.Since the road has hairpins without crash barriers seat belts are vital but many seats had none that were accessible. The road winds its way through small fisihing villages, by beautiful unpolluted and quiet sandy beaches... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Really nice place to visit. Very scenic. Lots of walking. Kind of confusing becasue there are many entrances, we stopped by three different locations and each one was different - a dam, a temple and a small village. Lots of little stands to purchase little items - candy, tea, birdcall, etc. If walking is not for you, men can be... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A lovely mountain to explore , particularly in the low season. The rocks are beautifully colored and there is plenty of space to explore. I do however resent paying so much to visit the famous scenic spots of China. More freedom to roam along small windy footpaths would make the whole thing more enjoyable.

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Beijing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You can take a look at the central part of this scenic area. But for me the best of this mountain&sea spot are those little villages along the seashore. Spend sometime hiking and you will find all kinds of interesting docks, beaches and little restaurants. What's more, it's free!

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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Me and my friend really enjoyed by analyzing the real and beautiful view of nature. This place is very nice place to see and visit, It is really peaceful.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The new visitor centre is spacious and toilets very good. Unfortunately, due to landslide the coastal route was closed. Only could opt for the mountain route via shuttle bus to cable car. Discount for entry fee if over 60 yrs old. Be warned, at the mountain station of cable car you still need to climb 45 mins up steep stairs... More

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