CultureLearn about the Culture of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
Located in Muping District of Yantai with soaring ridges and peaks, and aged trees shooting in the sky. Home to a variety of trees including cherry, apple and apricot, as well as streams and waterfalls, it is a regional tourist destination complete with hiking trails, picnic areas, and souvenir shops. The highest peak, Taibo, stands at 923 m high; and the biggest waterfall, Nine Dragons Pond Waterfall, looks silky from a distance. One cave in the forest is said to be where the Quanzhen School of Taoism was born. Taixu Palace, the home temple of…
Located in northern Zhifu (Chefoo) District, the island is a typical land-tied island. It features unique abrasion cliffs and reefs. Yangzhu (the master sun) Temple, the landmark building on the island, was originally constructed as early as 7th Century BCE. The first emperor, Emperor Qin, visited here three times during his reign some 2,300 years ago to worship heaven and the sun. The prime minister, Li Si wrote two inscriptions eulogizing the Emperor.
Located in Penglai, Yantai, the construction is one of the four famous ancient pavilions in China. Originally erected in 1061, it is said to be the place where the Eight Immortals crossed the ocean. It is also the best location to watch the grand view of a mirage. Inspiring statues of the Eight Immortals sculpted to descriptions in legends are also a must-see. These figures of wisdom are also highly revered in Taoism. This is the very spot that had won the acclaim of ‘Wonderland on Earth’.
Watch ancient soccer performances, and you could also try to check out the differences. Listen to local music and watch local dance performances. Explore the ways of the Qi people’s food and dressing habit. Learn how to make ceramic, wine and fabric as how the locals would.
There is a wide range of exhibits on display every year. In recent years, better technology are used to make the ceramics now. Just see how technology has impacted our lives and changed the life of ceramics.
This temple fair is Zibo’s largest temple fair after the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). People often pray for good harvest during the festival. “Cuju”, the early form of soccer is played during the fair. Cuju is certified by FIFA (The Fédération Internationale de Football Association) as the soccer heritage. Be sure to visit the soccer museum first to get an idea on the history of the Cuju sport.
This is a personal currency from 212 countries from the Li family of three generation that recently opened up as their personal hobby to public.
At this excavated site from the Zhou Dynasty (1046BC-771BC), visitors are given the chance into a real and closer look! You’ll find the burial site with a collection of bones, bronzeware & jade. There is also a nine-layer worshipping altar that was previously used to pray to heaven. We feel this is the place where the Temple of the Heaven of Beijing drew its inspiration.