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Laoshan Scenic Area

Laoshan District, Qingdao 266100, China
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Ranked #3 of 205 attractions in Qingdao
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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Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this mountain, the views are amazing and the whole place in general in peaceful. But expect a Chinese-style national park, with paved trails and stairs everywhere.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The scenery is lovely and the climb pleasant enough. Though the experience is tainted from the piles of rubbish that get left behind by tourists. To the standard in China of having to pay to climb a mountain (which does not go into maintance) the bus transportation is not for the meek, but that is to be expected in China.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The visit to Lao Shan (Mount Lao or 崂山) was very short. If you want to visit the mountain thoroughly, you should go on weekends in non-peak seasons or during the peak season. It is because the connection transport is more frequent and the cable cars between one peak to another only operate when the number of visitors is high.... More

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Yantai
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38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I see several bad reviews written by people who look like they didnt do any preparation or research beforehand. There are several different areas, with trails to peaks, temples and more. I did a homestay in a tea growing village this time, which unfortunately is impossible to find if you dont speak Chinese. You can read about my experience there... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The scenery here is beautiful. It is well worth a visit if you come to Qingdao. The Laoshan area is rather huge so you need to be selective of where you want to go and how much tracking you want to do. We went to the South Gate in a taxi (make sure you insist the driver start the metre)... More

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Qindao
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

View is excellent. Trees, water and interesting scenery. You have to climb 500 meters. From Qing Dao it too 30-40 minutes to arrive.

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We took a day tour to Laoshan by ourselves during the Chinese Golden Week. Enjoy to walk around the mountain beside the sea. The steps were well decorated and convenient for people to climb the mountain.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I visited Qingdao as part of a trip around various parts of Eastern China in October 2012. Our hotel recommended Mt Laoshan as a day trip from our hotel and thank god they did! We had a fabulous day and the view from the top of the mountain was spectacular. The cable car ride to the top and down again... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Stay for at least a weekend ! Go for a walk to the mountain ,buy the famous Laoshan Green tea ,the beach is nice for a walk but i don't know about swimming .the best of the hotels , where can rent a villa is the Haier castle but you need to speak a bit of Chinese ... Pricy but... More

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Zhuhai, China
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took a taxi from our hotel (city center) to Laoshan. The driver asked for RMB 400 but we insisted on using the meter and than paid RMB 77. Return - same game, the drivers (we asked a few) wanted RMB 100 but we found the honest soul which used the meter and we paid RMB 53 for the return... More

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