Mount Lao Scenic Area In Qingdao

Mount Lao (LáoShān 崂山) Scenic Area, situated just 30 kilometers east of ShiNan Central Business District, is one of Qingdao City’s top tourists destinations. As the cradle of Taoism in China and known in traditional Qingdao folklore as the home of immortals, Laoshan soars 1133 meters above sea level. Mount Lao is dotted with green tea terraces at lower elevations that produce some of China’s finest teas. If you are coming to China’s Sailing City, you should set aside at least one day to visit mainland’s highest coastal mountain range. Popular attractions include: Temple of Supreme Purity (太清宮; Tài Qīng Gōng), Yakou Temple (垭口宮; Yā Kǒu Gōng), Temple of Great Purity (上清宮; Shàng Qīng Gōng), Longtan Waterfall (龙潭瀑; Lóng Tán Pù), Temple of Supreme Peace (太平宮; Tài Píng Gōng), Hualou Temple (华楼宮; Huá Lóu Gōng), Huayan Temple (华严寺; Huáyán Sì).

Mount Lao Designated Scenic Areas

TàiQīng JìngQū (太清景区), QíPánShí JǐngQū (棋盘石景区), YǎngKǒu JǐngQū (仰口景区), JùFēng JǐngQū (巨峰景区), BěiJiǔShuǐ JǐngQū (北九水景区), and HuáLóu JǐngQū (华楼景区).

Mount Lao Famous Scenic Views

Jùfēng Xùzhào (巨峰旭照, rising sun in the morning on the highest peak), Shīlǐng Héngyún (狮岭横云, clouds hung on the top of the peak), Hǎijiào Xiāndūn (海峤仙墩, seaside cliffs), Nàluō Yánkū (那罗延窟, rock cave), Tàiqīng Shuǐyuè (太清水月, bright moon in spring water of Taiqing Palace), Míngxiá Sànqǐ (明霞散绮, rays of sunshine), Wèizhú Míngquán (尉竹鸣泉, spring with sound), Yúndòng Pánsōng (云洞蟠松, pine tree on the rock), Yánpù Cháoyīn (岩瀑潮音, waterfall with sound of tide), Qípán Xiānyì (棋盘仙弈, megalith at Qipan), Huálóu Diéshí (华楼叠石, various stones), Lóngtán Pēnyǔ (龙潭喷雨, water flowing out of the dragon pool).

Mount Lao Scenic Routes & Entrance Fees:

• Liuqing, Yangkou, Taiqing Entrance Fee: 90CNY (4/1 to 10/31), 60CNY (11/1 to 3/31).
• Yangkou Aerial Tramway: 60CNY (round-trip), 35CNY (one-way).
• Taiqing Aerial Tramway: 80CNY (round-trip), 45CNY (one-way).
• Sightseeing bus: 40CNY.  (2) Beijiushui Entrance Fee: 65CNY (4/1 to 10/31), 40CNY (11/1 to 3/31).
• Sightseeing bus: 30CNY.  (3) Jufeng Entrance Fee: 80CNY (4/1 to 10/31), 50CNY (11/1 to 3/31).
• Jufeng Aerial Tramway: 80CNY (round-trip), 40CNY (one-way).
• Sightseeing bus: 40CNY.