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Understanding China Through Shandong

Discover the “Real China” through the eyes of those who have explored it. Experience Shandong’s nature, culture and history through these stories from real visitors.

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Written on 2018-07-30 12:51 PM

Without receptionist and service staff members, you just need to stand in front of the check in kiosk with your photo ID, reservation code, and credit card, your room key will be delivered to you through this magical machine. This is the one and the only unmanned smart hotel in China. A tablet inside each […]

Written on 2018-07-29 12:47 PM

Taizi village, located at the northwest of Zouping County, is known as the “little Jinan” due to its rich historical backgrounds, countless marvelous scenery, and delicious specialties. A lot of famous poets, politicians, and revolutionists were born and raised here so that you will be able to hear the heroic deeds and interesting incidents about […]

Written on 2018-07-28 12:42 PM

The Ancient City of Memory has three exhibition halls. The first part is about Qingzhou’s arts and crafts; the second part is about Qingzhou old photography; the third part displays a sand table model of the whole Qingzhou city. The first exhibition hall majorly displays the wood, brick, and stone sculptures made from Qingzhou, and […]

Written on 2018-07-27 12:35 PM

As the first county museum to be selected as the national A-level museum, Qingzhou museum has everything we expect to see including calligraphy, ceramics, paintings, bronze and stone sculptures, etc. It is famous for its countless ancient collections and rich historical backgrounds. During the Northern and Southern Dynasties, Buddhism became so popular that even civilians […]

Written on 2018-07-26 12:22 PM

Imagining luminous beams light up your heart in the endless darkness, and your heart is filled with warmness and hope. The glowworms cover whole the water cave like twinkling stars in the clear sky. People always compare it to the Waitmo Glow Cave in New Zealand because they are the two extraordinary unique to the […]

Written on 2018-07-25 12:17 PM

Changyu Wine Culture Museum is one of the few professional wine museums throughout the world. Located in Yantai, Shandong, this museum is China’s first world-class museum. As the biggest promoter of wine culture in China, this museum has welcomed numerous wine lovers all over the world. Inside the museum, there is a wine culture plaza. […]

Written on 2018-07-24 2:53 PM

The Zhucheng Dinosaur Museum is the first County museum about dinosaurs in China. Many fossils like the Hadrosaurus from the late Cretaceous Period and other fossils and skeletons of 100 other dinosaur species are found at the museum too.   There is also a Tyrannosaurus pavilion which covers an area of 300 m2 displaying the […]

Written on 2018-07-24 12:05 PM

Have you ever dreamed about being an aviator when you were young? Even though you are working in other industries now, you can still realize your dream. This summer, the one and only aviation summer camp in China opened in Binzhou, and it has attracted not only people who have dreams of being aviators but […]

Written on 2018-07-24 3:00 AM

During the summer, students and teachers often gather at the Confucius Temple in Jining to celebrate their strong bond built over the time of their classes there; and to also pay tribute to Confucius. One of Confucius’ theories is that the relationship between teachers and students should be almost as strong as the relationship between […]

Written on 2018-07-24 2:57 AM

If you’re at the “Ancient Musical Instruments” sections, you’d want to stop by the large chimes which are mostly made from bronze. The chimes are designed in different sizes for musicians to play each musical note correctly. When the chimes hit the pitch, a beautiful note is played for the audience to listen to. According […]