Taiqing Palace

Entrance Fee CNY 27
Opening Hours Apr. – Oct.: 6:00 – 18:00
Nov. – Mar.: 7:00 – 17:00

The Taiqing Palace, nestled on the southern slopes of the renowned Mt. Laoshan in Qingdao, stands as a revered Taoist sanctuary with a rich history steeped in legend and spirituality. According to historical accounts, during the pinnacle of Taoism’s influence, the mountain was adorned with nine palaces, eight temples, and seventy-two nunneries. Among these sacred structures, the Taiqing Palace reigns supreme, boasting the largest footprint and the most extensive legacy.

Constructed in 140 BC during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), the Taiqing Palace holds the distinction of being the second most magnificent Taoist edifice in China. Despite undergoing numerous renovations over the centuries, the palace has retained its distinctive architectural style, reflective of the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), a rarity in the realm of Chinese religious architecture. Spanning an expansive area of three hectares (7.4 acres), the Taiqing Palace comprises three distinct courts, each housing a myriad of chambers and halls.

Within the confines of the palace grounds, visitors encounter the imposing structures of Sanguan Hall, Sanqing Hall, and Sanhuang Hall, situated within their respective courts and delineated by towering walls. Each hall serves a unique purpose in Taoist ritual and worship, embodying the spiritual essence of the tradition. Furthermore, these halls are linked by mountain gates and side doors, facilitating a seamless flow of pilgrims and practitioners as they traverse the sacred precincts of the Taiqing Palace.

Popular Qingdao Tours

Customize Your Own Tour


    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.