Mt. Culai National Forest Park (徂徕山)
Mt. Culai is a twin mountain of the many mountains at Mt. Tai. It is known for its vast collection of cultural relics. The national park is located 20 km south of Tai’an City and southeast of Mount Tai. The park has an area of 250 km2 (61,776 acres) featuring deep meandering canyons, waterfalls, lakes, lush forests, and 99 sharp peaks piercing through the sky. The highest peak, Taiping Peak is 1,027 meters (3,369 feet) above sea level.
In the ancient period, Mt. Culai was considered the holy land of Buddhism and Daoism. There are 3 temples, 50 stone tablets and over 100 inscriptions on the cliff sides that have been well-preserved.
The scenic natural area is a popular destination for locals who take vacation to the rural areas and these natural areas are home to Mt. Culai, which is considered to be the sister mountain of Mount Tai. The mountain is also a habitat to a wide variety of trees such as pines, cypresses, gingkoes and wisteria. Some of the trees are even over 1,000 years old. Not just trees, there all kinds of flora and fauna species too.
Location: Culai Mountain, Daiyue District, Tai’an City
- Tickets: 50 RMB
- Hours: 8:00 – 17:00
- Average time spent: half day
- Transportation: Bus #228 from the Taian Bus Terminal of Taian Transportation Hotel (泰安交通宾馆公交枢纽站) to Culai National Forest Park.
山东省文化和旅游厅 Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
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