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“Multiple Waterfalls with a Great Hike”

Beijiushui River Laoshan
Ranked #17 of 297 things to do in Qingdao
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

The Beijiushui River is also labeled "Laoshan Beijiushui (West Gate) on some maps. This is one of the northern park entrances to the beautiful Loashan Mountain park. A ride from downtown Qingdao will take about 40 minutes. Tickets are bought at the entrance, then buses will take you about 1-2 km into the park to the beginning of the trails. The trails are extremely well built with either wood or chiseled rock. Many sellers will greet you around the entrance, but past them you will find a great view of the river valley full of large sun-washed boulders and rushing water. There remains some garbage on the trail as locals still need to learn to manage their own trash. The hike will take 3-4 hours to enjoy the various water pools at various levels. the Lion Waterfall is a must see. The hike up can be quite tiring due to the many steps, but well worth the hike.

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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We went slightly out of season on a Thursday with a Chinese friend driving. It's a good job he was, as it took a lot of negotiating to let us pass the barriers at the car park at the valley entrance. It was a good 10km from there to the start of the waterfall walk, and there didn't seem to be a bus. We took a guide who offered us the choice of climbing the mountain, or being directed onto the waterfall path. Unfortunately the other members of the group were not as fit as me and wanted the easy option. He led us up the hill and round till he got us to the paved path up to the waterfalls and charged us Y200 for four. (Later we realised he had bypassed the official entrance gate and saved us Y160).

The scenery is spectacular with rocks, waterfalls, pagodas and the climax is when you round a corner, look up and see a rock that looks like a lion atop a waterfall, to find on closer inspection that it is a massive lion sculpted from the rock - a real 'wow' moment.

I wish the rest of my party were fitter as I would have liked to explored a lot more. Local tea bought on the path back made an excellent present - though again it helped to have a Chinese speaker to bargain with the vendor.

4  Thank johnnychips
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

I live in qingdao. we have a lots of 'donkey group' ,(hiking goup), every weekend we will go mountain. in my opinion. this is the most beautiful place in laoshan mountain,
the water is so clean and nice,
if you really want to hv fun, and if you have a strong body. i suggest you go with our dankey friends, it's really fun, we start to climb form the wild place (to escape the ticket, just joking, because we like the naturial place.) then go down from the touriest place.

wish you enjoy the beautiful mountain, clean water, and nice weather

1  Thank Papatyaa01
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Great place to visit and very peacefull. Great views of the nearby Laoshan mountains.This is where the great Laoshan Mineral water is from. Makes good beer too I am told

4  Thank beijingheart
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Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

I love everything about this place! We took a local car randomly, shared by us and two other visitors. The driver was really nice. We climbed the mountain and stayed in the beaches for a while. There was also the farm for green tea which was organic. I really appreciate the people in Qingdao have a strong environmental-protection sense, unlike the others in other cities. Anyway, this place has incredible scenery! And the environment is so relaxing! A must-visit even if you're not interested in the nature!!

3  Thank katerinavr
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