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Laoshan Scenic Area

Laoshan Scenic Area Dedicated Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao 266100, China
+86 532 8889 8866
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One of China's most celebrated scenic areas, Laoshan presents a panorama of mountains, cliffs, waterfalls and temples.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Laoshan Scenic Area Dedicated Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao 266100, China
+86 532 8889 8866

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tourist set up at Laoshan Scenic Area is massive. We took a taxi from the CBD to the large tourist centre, from where you need to pick a route and buy your tickets. It's the first time we had our fingerprints taken to enter...More

1  Thank HappyFamily0f3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shortest path to the topmost viewing platform is 5000 steps. We took a cable car to go up (35 Yuan one way, 60 yuan return). Went through the caves - which are not worth going through - they are narrow - you need some...More

Thank DAsianTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the gondola to the top and ended walking down the entire way. Had we not done that we only would have seen a portion of the beauty Laoshan has to offer.

Thank SimpleKraft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived the day after a heavy rain storm caused flash flooding in Qingdao. Therefore, the streams were flowing nicely. We saw busloads of visitors (individual cars are discouraged. Our escorts knew a guard who let us drive up to "visit" a fiend. The Laoshan...More

Thank jadefilli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful temple site to visit on a very steep location. there is an amazingly tall statue of the religious leader that dominates the site. there are lots of steps so may not suit everyone to get to the top but worth it if you can...More

1  Thank Angeline W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lao Shan is the mountainous area to the east of the city and well worth going to once the noise of the city's traffic gets too much for you. It is home to a Taoist temple amongst its wooded slopes. All very contemplative and peaceful....More

Thank vivlockwood
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I went to Laoshan on a hot summer day. To my delight, Laoshan was quite cool, and was very comfortable. It's a great place to hike with beautiful scenery, and is also an important Daoist area. Scenery (5/5): Very stunning views from the mountainside! From...More

Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Laoshan is considered the second most sacred Daoist site after the White Cloud Temple in Beijing. As such, there are eight gates at the top that you can do a loop around. Unfortunately, when we went (June 2017), six of the eight gates were not...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Only had an afternoon to Laoshan scenic area and did the cable car ride and hike to top of mountain. It was magnificent and well worth the trip. About an hour from the CBD so you really need at least a full day with an...More

Thank Tania G
Reviewed 11 June 2017

It takes around an hour to get there from downtown by car. Public bus is also available, but runs around two hours. Mountain itself is not too high, climbing is relatively easy since route is well-made. There are two main ways to the top, one...More

1  Thank Julia_Tolmach
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21 April 2017|
Response from chenchenchen2016 | Reviewed this property |
it usded 1 or half day there up to a routh you choose. You can take a bus from ticken gate for 20 minute then take a cabin(40-60 RMB) 10 minute after that hike to the top around 1-1.30 hrs. There have beautiful viwe and... More
Joshua B
13 July 2015|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
I will admit the information available in various places is confusing and different names may be used for each of the attractions. There are two attractions accessed from the ocean side and one gets to the Tourist Service... More