Adventure

Experience the Adventure of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
Yantai Hill

Yantai Hill

The first smoke tower was built in 1368 to warn the locals of pirates from Japan. The area was developed to include consulates, churches and residence for foreigners from UK, USA, Denmark, Japan, France, Germany, etc. Altogether 17 countries, including the U.K., France, Germany, the U.S. and Italy had established consulates here since Yantai became a treaty port in 1861. The cluster of consulate building is considered the oldest, biggest and best preserved in Asia. You will see mixed architecture styles

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Yuanshan Mt. National Forest Park

Yuanshan Mt. National Forest Park

In the park you can tour the longest section of Qi Wall and view a collection of stone, or stone “sea”. There is also lots of children playground – a perfect place for family trips.

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Glass Bridge at Tanxi Mountain (“Ladder to the Sky”)

Glass Bridge at Tanxi Mountain (“Ladder to the Sky”)

Tanxi Mountain National Park is within one hour drive from Zibo. It is known for its first and tallest glass bridge with cable-stayed suspension in the world. Walking over it presents a sensational thrill and magnificent view. There are eight suites at the 5-star lodge on top of the cliff, called The Cliff Hotel. It is the best place to capture sunrise and sunset. In just 6 minutes by elevator, you will reach the top. Hopefully with a little dignity, you will be able to walk over the bridge. You can descend the cliff via 225-stepwooden stairs built to preserve the original beauty…

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Huji Book Festival

Huji Book Festival

A carnival of folk art performances. The largest in Shandong and a competition of traditional instruments, cork fight, dog shows, drum shows, cross talk shows, local operas, etc. It takes place in February, March, June, August, and September.

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Zhanhua Winter Dates Festival

Zhanhua Winter Dates Festival

Known to be the best dates (“jujubes”) in the nation; and also a perfect time to pick dates. Winter Dates is an important day for Shandong people and a perfect time for dumpling eating.

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Zou Ping Xingzi Parade (邹平芯子)

Zou Ping Xingzi Parade (邹平芯子)

A local parade that only takes place on the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration. Like the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia and Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. Participants often compete for the 1st prize in the parade.

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Solar Crazy Man

Solar Crazy Man

Dezhou leads China in solar renewable energy development. Drive into Dezhou you cannot but notice a huge hotel and conference center that are powered by solar panels. The legendary godfather, known as the “Solar Crazy Man”, is Huang Ming, Chairman of Himin Solar Co. Be sure to tour his Solar Valley Industrial Park with hotels, museums, test labs, and his solar village. Take a closer look of his solar over that you can roast chickens with solar light. Mr. Huang pursues his goals in multiple fronts:  city, villages, townships, apartment and campers…

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