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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. To visit Laoshan Scenic Area and other attractions in Qingdao, use our Qingdao day trip planner .
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  • We hiked this mountain as a company outing and everyone had a good time. The hike itself is pretty easy as there is a walkway with steps the entire way. When we went the waterfall at the end was nearl...  more »
  • Gotta tell the taxi to go to the tourist center. From there you'll need to pick a route and get your tickets. The route we took was the Southern Route. Head out to the buses and they'll drop you off a...  more »
  • Take in as much as you can of the road that hugs the coast. Takes you thru small villages. There will be lots of traffic jams in the busy season ... just pic a place with your favorite view (there wil...  more »

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