PhilosophyLearn about the philosophy of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
Zhongtian Gate marks the halfway to the summit of Mt. Tai. It is a two-pillar single-door stone gate. In ancient times, Mt. Tai had many tigers; therefore, people built a temple on the north side of the gate to worship the black tiger god.
Yuhuang Peak (Jade Crown Peak) was a place where emperors of the Dynasties worshipped the Heavens. The old fables of Yuhuang Peak have made this grand mysterious hall more superior.
Every tourist souvenir shop in Taian will have rocks of different sizes at their doorstep and on these rocks, they will have the engraving of “Mt. Tai Dare to Be (Shi Gan Dang),” which gives a solid impression. In fact, this is not any ordinary toy for kids.
Yin Que Shan Han Dynasty (202BC-220AD) Archeological Museum yields insight into China classic works on military tactics and strategy by Sun Wu, (author, Art of War), Sun Bin, Liu Tao and Wei Liaozi.
(Cont’ from Taian page) There is an option to take a cable car up part of the journey, or hike - 6,666 steps - to the top where you will reach the South Heaven’s Gate. The cable car ascent is surprisingly steep, lengthy, and affords incredible views - deep in the...
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’.
Dong Zi Garden occupies 130 acres of land and is surrounded by a huge lake. Here you will find the largest water archway. Dong Zhong Shu, also known as Dong Zi (179-104 BC), (“Zi” is a respectful title for philosophers in China), is the most respected worshipper of Confucius Doctrine. He spent 13 years in Dezhou to study Confucius’ theory. In a nutshell, his thinking is that people communicate with heaven via emperors and it is Heaven’s will that legitimizes Emperor’s rule; it is the social hierarchy that stabilizes a society…
The largest Buddhist Temple in Northern China. The temple houses about 1000 monks. The temple was built in the Sui Dynasty (581-619 AD). It is also the largest gathering place for Pureland sect of Buddhism, which could take up your entire day’s schedule.