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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Visited this area during a chilly December. I probably spent what felt like 3-4 hours exploring the area and really enjoyed. Not very crowded and for the most part easy to navigate as it relates to walking around the area. The hike up the mountain was not very difficult - it was cold and there was ice in a number... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Seoul, South Korea
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38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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