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The Old Stone Man Garden was built to commemorate the legend, featuring a wide variety of Chinese cultural elements.
At the foot of Wushan Mountain in Qingdao stands a 17-meter-high rock resembling an old fisherman. While most of the surrounding rocks have been eroded away over the centuries, the fisherman remains stoic and persistent.
Legend has it that the Old Stone Man was a fisherman who lived at the foot of Wushan Mountain with his only relative - his beautiful and intelligent daughter.
One day, the daughter was captured by the son of the king of the sea and taken to his undersea palace. The desperate old man could do nothing but call out his daughter's name across the sea every day and night.
Time turned his hair gray and bowed his back, but still his daughter did not return. In the end, the king of the sea turned the waiting man into stone.
The Old Stone Man Garden was built to commemorate the legend, featuring a wide variety of Chinese cultural elements. Strolling around the garden, visitors can enjoy the romantic sea view, green mountains, tall bamboo, melodious birdsong and gentle winds.
Add: West of Old Stone Man Village
Ticket fee: Free
How to get there: bus routes 102, 201, 313, 304, 317, 312.