Mount Lao in Summer Time
The No. 1 Coastal Mountain hides China’s most beautiful summer location, and there are even mountain delicacies worth to try.
Azure seas and blue skies, blankets of colorful flowers, laughter echoing in the green mountains and teal waters; Qingdao’s Mount Lao enters its most beautiful season in the early summer.
After arriving at the Qingdao Liuting International Airport and renting a car, you will only need to travel half an hour to see the shady green trees, thunderous waterfalls, bubbling springs, and cyan slopes of Mt. Lao as if being covered by a green veil.
The wind of early summer gently brushes over the flowers of Mt. Lao as the essence of greenery spreads throughout the mountains. Visitors might have even stepped into a real scene from The Wizard of Oz.
The people of Jiaodong love vivid landscapes, freedom, and delicious bites; all of which are most deeply embodied within Mt. Lao culture. In addition to the sapphire seas, blue skies, and thunderous waterfalls, you can also pick big cherries or sit in a corner of an ancient scholar academy and enjoy a leisurely time.
Stunning Landscape Scenery, Cave House of the Gods:
Academies hidden in the depths of the mountains, full of literary and artistic qualities
At the southern foot of Qingdao’s Mt. Lao, there are several ancient buildings hidden mysteriously among the green mountains and teal waters. This is the Mr. Lao Academy.
The Academies, also known as Academies of Classic Learning, were a type of school in ancient China usually far from bustling cities and focusing on scholarly discourse and education. The Laoshan Academy is a Hui-style piece of architecture built on the mountain and has an area of about 400 acres. It captures the century old traditional Hui-style charm and culture that has been passed down for thousands of years. When you come to Mt. Lao, you must visit Laoshan Academy to feel the imprints left behind by history.
- Address: 281 Laoshan Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao
- Academy Hotline: 0532-8881 2888
Away from the crowds, sweet and crisp cherries are in season
800 Acres of “Red Pearls”
During the early summer, Mt. Lao is full of vitality, with birds and flowers all around.
It is also brewing a sweet surprise: cherries!
How can you greet summer without cherries? Food lovers are sure to be enchanted by these sweet cherries, right here at the 800 acres of “Red Pearls”! Located in a 3A level scenic spot on Beizhai Street, Laoshan, the large cherry beads in Tianyishun Ecological Farm are about to mature, just waiting for you!
The park is surrounded by mountains on three sides, adjacent to Binhai Avenue on the southeast side, and the Qingdao World Horticulture Expo Park on the west side. Mountain climbing and cherry picking are all fun activities in the summer. Bring your friends and let’s have some fun together!
- Address: Tianyishun Ecological Farm Scenic Area, Beijian Community, Beizhai Street, Laoshan District, Qingdao
- Fruit Picking Hotline: 18562681179
Jiaodong’s deliciousness starts with a village home cooked meal
There are countless other mountain specialty delicacies and seafood flavors here waiting for you to taste!
A variety of specialty seafood to satisfy your taste buds:
Mt. Lao Destination Guide
There are two major tourist routes in Laoshan Scenic Area, namely the Southern Route Tourist Area and the Jiushui Tourist Area. The southern tourist area includes Taiqing, Jufeng, Yangkou, and Huayan Tourist Areas.
- Southern Route: Peak Season – ¥150(~$23), Off Season – ¥120(~$18). Tickets are valid for two days after purchasing.
- Jiushui Route: ¥70(~$10) Tickets are only valid on the day of purchase.
Jufeng is the best choice for climbing high, gazing out into the distance, strengthening the body, and praying for peace.
【Self-driving】From the Qingdao East Exit of Qingyin Expressway, drive towards Shazikou to the Laoshan Tourist Information Center, then transfer to a sightseeing bus to enter.
【Public Transportation】Take bus No. 104, No. 113, No. 304 to the Laoshan Tourist Information Center, then transfer to a sightseeing bus to enter.
Taiqing Toursit Area:
Taiqing Tourist Area has a comfortable climate and is reputed to be the “Little Jiangnan”.
【Self-driving】From the Qingdao East Exit of Qingyin Expressway, drive towards Shazikou to the Laoshan Tourist Service Center, then transfer to a sightseeing bus to enter.
【Public Transportation】Take bus No. 104, No. 113, No. 304 to the Laoshan Tourist Service Center, then transfer to a sightseeing bus to enter。
Yangkou Tourist Area:
Located in the northeast of the Laoshan Scenic Area, the “Palace on the Sea” Taiping Palace is hidden among the green bamboo and pine trees.
【Self-driving】From the Licun exit of Qingyin Expressway, along Jiushui East Road, Binhai Highway, pass through Yangkou Tunnel, Wanggezhuang to Yangkou Customer Service Center, stop and enter.
【Public Transportation】Take bus No. 109, No. 110, No. 383, No. 615, No. 616, No. 620 to Yangkou Customer Service Center.
【Subway】Take Subway Line 11 and get off at Puli Station. You can take the shuttle bus (please consult the bus company for details of bus prices and departure time) or No. 109 and No. 620 to Yangkou Customer Service Center.
Huayan Temple Tourist Area
【Self-driving】From the Licun exit of Qingyin Expressway, follow Jiushui East Road, Binhai Highway, pass through Yangkou Tunnel and Wanggezhuang to Yangkou Customer Service Center, then change to a sightseeing bus to enter.
【Public Transportation】Take bus No. 109, No. 110, No. 383, No. 615, No. 616, No. 620 to Yangkou Customer Service Center then change to a sightseeing bus to enter.
【Subway】Take Metro Line 11 and get off at Puli Station. You can take the shuttle bus or No. 109 or No. 620 to the Yangkou Customer Service Center.
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