MeditationLearn about the meditation of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
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
The largest Buddhist Temple in Northern China is located in the scenic spot of Qingyun County, Dezhou City, Shandong Province.
At the Lingguang Palace in Jining, there is the world’s tallest indoor enamel Buddha, which was certified by the Guinness World Records committee!
Ancient Chinese educational institutions were known as Academies of Classic Learning.
The Qixingtan waterfall atop Kunlun Mountain is, to borrow Ming Dynasty travel writer Xu Xiake’s words, ”like a long roll of cloth unfolding from the mountain top, with the water draping smoothly over the falls like a curtain”.
Entering the Temple of Mencius from the Lingxing Gate, you will see towering archaic trees everywhere in the courtyard.
Liugong Mountain Shuihu Dazhai is the location of the new version of “Water Margin!”
Take a scenic sightseeing bus to the Taiqing Tourist Area and enjoy the popular and spectacular Qingdao coastal highway along the way.