Beijiushui Scenic Area


This canyon area at the north end of Lao Shan is mostly flat and takes a couple of hours to traverse. The path winds alongside and across clear, blue streams before reaching Chaoyin Waterfall. The ticket office outside the metro station is 8km from the trailhead. There's a shuttle bus (¥30 return) to the trailhead, but it's much cheaper to take local bus 639 (¥1 one way) from opposite the metro station. You can buy your park entrance ticket when you get off the bus.

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1. Chaoyin Waterfall

0.06 MILES

Located within the Beijiushui Scenic Area, this waterfall roars like an ocean tide in the wet season (in drier months the water falls in pieces, hence its…

2. Jufeng

5.33 MILES

Most easily reached from the Dahedong (大河东, Dàhédòng) entrance to the park, this peak – the name literally means 'Huge Peak' – is Lao Shan's highest point…

3. Yangkou Scenic Area

5.41 MILES

You can ascend this scenic area by foot or cable car past wind- and water-carved granite. There’s a 30m scramble in total darkness up a crevice to the top…

4. Taiqing Palace


Accessible from either the Dahedong entrance or the Yangkou entrance, Lao Shan’s oldest and grandest temple was established by the first Song emperor…

5. Qingdao Municipal Museum

10.68 MILES

This massive collection of relics anchors the budding cultural zone in Lao Shan district. It has the usual broad span of exhibits expected in a big-city…

6. Shilaoren Beach

11.44 MILES

On the far eastern side of town in Lao Shan district, and now with its own metro station, this 2.5km-long strip of clean sand is Qingdao’s largest and has…

7. Zhanshan Temple

16.37 MILES

Within Zhongshan Park is Qingdao's largest temple, Zhanshan Temple, an active Buddhist monastery. The temple has a number of dramatic sandalwood Buddhas…

8. Tsingtao Beer Museum

16.4 MILES

For a self-serving introduction to China’s iconic beer, head to the original and still-operating brewery. On view are old photos, preserved brewery…