Historic Attractions

Experience the Historic Attractions of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
Kunyu National Forest and Taixu Temple

Kunyu National Forest and Taixu Temple

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…

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Zhifu Island

Zhifu Island

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.

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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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