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“BeiJiuShui - avoid shuttle bus with all the crowds”

Beijiushui River Laoshan
Ranked #4 of 302 things to do in Qingdao
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went there right after a big rainfall since that is clearly the best time to go however everyone had the same idea so tons of people, traffic. We were lucky enough to hire a taxi who managed to get us up close to the area to the entrance of the park and bypassed the bus and crowds. She also managed to get us a ticket for a small discount of 5Yuan off the price so I paid 90rmb instead of 95 but did not need to wait on line. If you are over 60 years old no need to buy a ticket it is free. At the entrance of the park there is a place for you to buy the tickets as well but bring an ID to prove your age to get a free ticket for those over 60 years old. Overall it would have been a much more pleasant experience if it was not so crowded so perhaps during the weekday with less crowds but in China everyday there are crowds ;-)

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

With an expensive entrance fees of RMB95, there is a shuttle bus provided to and fro the starting point of hiking. You may be amazed by the beautiful scenery but surpised to see many new rocks being put inside the ponds to make the surroundings unnatural.

We chose a more difficult route climbing up to see the Wei Zhu Nunnery and required double time to finish. It was disappointing to see the great waterfall shown in one of my photos. Might not be the best season for it.

Thank augustbee
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

It is a beautiful mountain near Qingdao. We took the bus to the entrance where you can buy tickets to get into the park. You then take a little bus to the beginning of the park. It is a very nice park, with walkways everywhere. The scenery is wonderful with rocks, waterfalls and pagodas.
Well worth the visit!

2  Thank Gazpar57
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Reviewed June 25, 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 April 13, 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.

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