HistoryLearn about the history of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
Zither, as a classical Chinese music instrument, was invented 3000 years ago
About 30 km (19 miles) northeast of downtown Qingdao is Mount Lao, or Laoshan, where it is the highest coastal mountain in China and third highest mountain in Shandong, with the highest peak reaching almost 1,133 meters (3716 feet). The mountain is culturally significant for being the birthplace of Taoism, a Chinese philosophy based on the writings of Lao-tzu (6th Century BC philosopher) to advocate humility and religious piety. Also located on Mount Lao on the southern slope is the Taiqing Temple, which holds over 2000 years of history. It is a sacred Taoist palace and the largest institution of the Quanzhen school of Taoism. It is also said to have housed 1000 Taoist priests in its peak years. The
Walk into the ancient city of Taierzhuang and the compact yet quietly elegant rows of architecture that immediately catches your eye along the canal (river) banks.
“Amid moonlight in shining water reflection, lie down and listen to the fisherman’s paddling lyrics” (poem by Su Zhe 1039-1112 of Song Dynasty)
When coming to Jining to understand the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, you have to check out one of the top four ancient canal towns – Nanyang Town.
Shandong has 610 museums. Among them, 169 cultural museums, 127 national museums, and 366 private museums.
The largest Buddhist Temple in Northern China is located in the scenic spot of Qingyun County, Dezhou City, Shandong Province.
About 100 years ago, Zhang was a rising commerce star at Jinan. He had inherited numerous merchants ranging from grain, timber, machinery, etc.