PhilosophyLearn about the philosophy of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
The Grand Lotus Theatre name comes from its lotus-shaped roof nicely anchored at the river bank. There are 3 performance halls in total where plenty of world class music groups performed here, and among them is the Vienna Orchestra and the Hamburg Orchestra. Culture and arts are deeply rooted with the people. Highest per capita income certainly helps to bring world renowned artists into Dongying. Not only adults, but many children plays are performed here as well.read more
All exhibits are English bilingual. It is best to read the book Art of War first, or you can catch up by watching Youtube videos on any of Sun Tzu’s topics. There is also a 3-D movie theater for children to enjoy and yet interact with some of the military games offered.read more
Walnut shell carving is a collectable item that is often in high demand for noble men, and even Emperors. You can certainly see them at Beijing’s Forbidden City; but to see the carvings in action, Wu Village Walnut festival is a stop that you cannot miss.read more
Erected and built by the German Divine Word Missionaries in 1934, the St Michael’s Cathedral carries great resemblance to a German cathedral of the 12th Century. It has two soaring towers, each at 56 m high and crowned by a 4.5-meter tall cross. Inside, the floor space is big enough for congregations up to 1000 people. The church is also seat to the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Qingdao. Locally known as the Zhejiang Road Catholic Church, the Cathedral has gone through much ownership from the Germans to the Japanese, andread more
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. Theread more