Little Qingdao isle and Taoist palace

16:51, July 17, 2010      

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A white lighthouse stands 15.5 meters high in the Little Qingdao Island and still serves as an important beacon for shipping in and out of Jiaozhou Bay.(Source: Shanghai Daily)

Among Qingdao's many attractions, Little Qingdao Island with its old German lighthouse and the Taoist temples on Mt Laoshan offer spectacular views and tranquil settings. Pan Zheng reports.

Qingdao, the coastal and mountainous city, provides many spectacular views of the city, the mountains and the sea.

Little Qingdao Island and Taiqing Palace in the mountains, where Laoshan Taoism is originated, are well worth the visit and the views.

Little Qingdao Island

This small island is definitely the best place from which to look at the stunning city and port with mountains in the background.

The island in Qingdao Bay near Jiaozhou Bay estuary is really very small, just 0.012 square kilometers. It's 721 meters from the coast and a long causeway connects it with the land.

Since it's shaped like a qin (an ancient Chinese plucked zither), it's sometimes known as Qin Island.

Source:Shanghai Daily
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