Taiqing Palace

Admission:

RMB 15

Hours:

How to get there:

From Qingdao's Zhan Qiao bus stiop, near the No. 6 Bathing Beach, take the number 304 bus to Lao Shan. The trip should take 1-2 hours.

Situated on the southern side of Lao Shan amongst a larger Taoist complex that once housed 9 palaces, 8 temples and seventy-two nunneries, the Taiqing Palace, or Great Purity Palace, is regarded as one of the most sacred Taoist Palaces in history.

Originally built in 140 B.C. during the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-24 A.D.), Taiqing actually better resembles a Song Dynasty structure (960-1279 A.D.) due to renovation.

Comprised of three courts (Sanguan Hall, Sanqing Hall and Sanhuang Hall) and 155 rooms, Taiqing currently ranks as China's second most important Taoist temple.

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