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Laoshan Scenic Area

Laoshan Scenic Area Dedicated Road, Laoshan District | Dahe East Bus Stop, Qingdao 266100, China
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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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Laoshan Scenic Area Dedicated Road, Laoshan District | Dahe East Bus Stop, Qingdao 266100, China
+86 532 8889 8866

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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Julia_Tolmach
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This scenic area is away from the city center, we were on an organized group tour, therefore getting there was not a problem. The route from the city center to the scenic area was beautiful, lined with well attended shrubs, trees and flowers. A transfer...More

1  Thank FYL003
Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you are visiting Qingdao - sailing city, you do not want to miss its top attraction - Trekking through Mount Lao (LáoShān 崂山) Scenic Area. It was an arduous journey but it was worth it. I will always cherish the breathtaking view of city,...More

Thank abhik89
Reviewed 15 March 2017

1.5hrs from downtown hotels by car. Take the cable car to the upper mountain then walk the rest to where there was a Shrine, but only the Buddist cave after the WW2 Japanese invasion destroyed it. To take the cable car you need to scan...More

1  Thank TONYCAI
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Located pretty far from the centre of the city, expect to travel by bus or cab 3 hours or so. Like the Badaling Great Wall of China, this scenic area is located in the mountains surrounded by trees and vegetations, very nice to see all...More

1  Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Reviewed 22 February 2017

About 1 1/2 hours drive from Qingdao is the Laoshan Senic Area. along with stunning scenes and great walks, the area is also famous for it's green tea. There are "quaint" local restaurants, including some with tea tasting facilities. This is a place where you...More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visited there during Spring Festival. We were anxious about that pubic transport could work, however, there were many local public buses to the visiter center. In the visiter center, foreign people have to show their passport. To pass a gate, you have to register...More

1  Thank timefire
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Must visit place while in Qingdao....even by the shore, the mountain it self bring fresher air in you...good place to learn history with enjoyable scenery....

Thank sofia-sani
Reviewed 23 January 2017

lao shan is simply a great visit - I would visit this mountain quite often - running with hash house harriers, hiking with a walking group and biking with friends around the mountain roads whatever takes your fancy this a great place to spend a...More

Thank jack h
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Hello, How much time should be set aside to explore Laoshan? The hike to the top looks interesting. Is it worth it and how long will it take. Are there lifts cable cars that can bring you up as well? Thank you
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
I'm a little confused about some of the procedures for Laoshan mountain and the various routes. I understand how to get to Laoshan by city bus, and then you pick one of 3 routes to areas that interest you. I see each route as having several points of interest, such as Taiqing Palace, Yakou Temple, etc. But does the bus physically stop at each of these points of interests and let people off? Do you need to tell the bus driver where you want to get off in advance? Or does it take you to the top, then you can walk to the different points of interest on your way back? I would greatly appreciate any info on the subject, as I've found widely different information from English websites and cannot read Chinese. Thanks!
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