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Laoshan Scenic Area

Laoshan District, Qingdao 266100, China
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Ranked #2 of 204 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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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
51 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I visited the Laoshan area with colleges who were able to educate me on the significance and culture related to the area. The shrines on the mountain are reconstructed structures and they are present in large numbers. To benefit from the significance it is important to have some knowledge of the history, culture and characters within the shrines. Very impressive... More

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Shanghai, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

On the back side of LaoShan, there are many farmers that will allow you to pick fruit directly from the tree for ~30rmb. As you climb up the hillside you pass old ladies perching on ladders and rapidly harvesting cherries with an expert eye for what's ready to eat today. These cherries are are tiny and delicate with very thin... More

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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67 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Laoshan district is large, and this review covers the southern coastal area and the peak of Lao Shan itself. TA has a separate review for the northern Beijiushui waterfall area, which I recommend equally. By bus, get on a 104 or 304 from the centre. It runs the length of Hong Kong Road. There are conductresses on board. Just... More

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