Culture

Learn about the Culture of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Built in 1903, this former German governor’s residence was constructed in the style of a German palace. The mansion is one of Qingdao’s best examples of concession-era architecture, with 30 guest rooms each owning a unique fireplace and Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) style. The building was so lavish that the indulgent governor was said to be immediately fired when German Emperor and King of Prussia Kaiser Wilhelm II saw the final invoice.

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The Six Arts of Confucius

The Six Arts of Confucius

Located in Yanzhou City, which is 20 minutes by car from Qufu’s bullet train station, stands this grand Buddhist-themed, contemporary architectural marvel will render you speechless. The ripple-less pond in front of the building symbolizes the peace of mind in meditation; the grand four Buddhas facing each direction in the 118 m tall temple conveys the supremacy of Buddhist power. Content displayed explains the belief of all branches of Buddhism; the artwork of paintings, sculptures, and embroideries inside are works of nationally acclaimed artists.

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The Jinyang Pass

The Jinyang Pass

Located in the center of Jinan, Daming Lake is one of the city’s most important natural and cultural landmarks. Every evening, old and young alike come out to stroll along the banks of the lake under the shade of willow trees. The lake is surrounded by a number of traditional Chinese structures such as bridges and pavilions, and is also famous for its many lotus blossoms, which bloom in the summer. Climb the Chaoran Tower on the eastern end of the lake for a sweeping view of the entire city.

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The Land of Qi-Lu

The Land of Qi-Lu

Located in the center of Jinan, Daming Lake is one of the city’s most important natural and cultural landmarks. Every evening, old and young alike come out to stroll along the banks of the lake under the shade of willow trees. The lake is surrounded by a number of traditional Chinese structures such as bridges and pavilions, and is also famous for its many lotus blossoms, which bloom in the summer. Climb the Chaoran Tower on the eastern end of the lake for a sweeping view of the entire city.

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