Historic Attractions

Experience the Historic Attractions 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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Penglai Pavilion

Penglai Pavilion

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’.

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Chariot Museum

Chariot Museum

10 years ago when Shandong’s first provincial highway was built, a buried site of chariot was found. The rare pit extends 215 meters long and 600 horses were immolated in their prime. This had happened 280 years before Terracotta Army of Xi’an was built. The highway ended up being built on top the current Chariot Museum. Excavations continue as of today.

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Soccer Museum

Soccer Museum

Soccer Museum is right next door. Interestingly, Zibo is the birthplace of the earliest form of football, also known as soccer. Back then, the game was called Cuju; a competitive game where players used their feet to kick a ball around the field. The ultimate goal is to shoot the ball into an opening goal. The use of hands in the game was not allowed. The game was also played in other parts of Asia. Today, Cuju is recognized by FIFA (the Federation of International Football Association) as the oldest recording of the earliest game on foot with a ball.

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