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Laoshan Scenic Area, Qingdao

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Laoshan Scenic Area encompasses a majestic granite mountain and picturesque coastal landscape. Regarded as the cradle of Taoism, Mount Lao reaches the height of 1,123 m (3,718 ft) and shelters a wide array of animal and plant life. Rich in culture, the area contains numerous religious institutions, palaces, temples, and nunneries. You can explore the scattered sights by three separate routes--southern, central, and eastern--leading to various natural and historic points of interest. During your treks, carry extra water and comfortable walking shoes. Work out when and for how long to visit Laoshan Scenic Area and other Qingdao attractions using our handy Qingdao trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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-mad...  more »
  • 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 wit...  more »
  • 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 alwa...  more »