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The Biggest Bottle Gourd Festival Event

The Biggest Bottle Gourd Festival Event

More than 2100 exhibitors have showcased their creations in the Bottle Gourd Festival. Coming from at least 17 provinces across China. This year has been recorded as the highest ever. At the festival, you can find all the different shapes of gourds: swan-shaped gourd,...

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Ancient Village

Ancient Village

There is another cannot miss place called Ancient City Park . It is well known for a section of the city wall dated back 1000 years from Song Dynasty (960-1279). Location: Binzhou

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Wild Vegetable Map

Wild Vegetable Map

Dongying has a very active local food scene. Tracing its authenticity can go very deep. At most local restaurants, you can order “ye cai”.             A type of vegetable that is harvested from the open (wild) fields.   This is how...

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Visitor Posts

Doug’s Trip to the Top of Mount Tai

Doug’s Trip to the Top of Mount Tai

When I traveled to Shandong Province in China, one of my favorite stops was Mount Tai. It took about four hours at a steady pace to reach the top of the steps we climbed and we needed to take a few stops to rest. The views at the top made it all worth it. Luckily, we had arrived early enough to be able to take some good pictures before crowds arrived. By the time we were leaving, the mountain was filled with visitors and locals visiting the shrines to pray.
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