close to Qingdao is the coastal mountain area of Laoshan.
majestic rock outcroppings are set against the dramatic coastline of the Yellow Sea of East China.
short on time, i took a cable car on one of the slopes. at the top i stepped into a tea house. i ordered tofu soup, tea and boiled peanuts. i forgot to ask the price before ordering. i was charged as much as if i had gone to a sumptuous buffet.
at the base of the area i visited is a Taoist temple called Taiqing Gong