Shandong – the name means east of the mountains. It is a coastal province situated by the Bohai Sea to the north and the Yellow Sea to the south. The Yellow River is the main river that runs through the province. The city of Jinan is the seat of the provincial capital.
It is the land of ceremony and propriety with a perfect combination of ancient and modern civilizations.
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Located in the eastern part of China, Shandong is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Home to the ancient states Qi and Lu, it was within the political and economic center of China from the pre-Qin period to Northern Song Dynasty.
Confucius, the greatest educator and founder of Confucianism, was born in Shandong. His thoughts have influenced the evolution of Chinese nation and culture, and his family lasted for over 2000 years in Shandong, which is a miracle in the world culture history.
The towering spirit of Mount Tai is unparalleled among all the grand, peculiar, pretty and beautiful mountains in China. The tremendous body of Mount Tai crystallizes the essence of mountain culture of China.
When the heat wave of summer starts to harass the north and south of China, the beaches of Shandong peninsula turn out to be a fairyland that offers unrivalled experience to enjoy the breeze, take a sea bath, and eat some authentic seafood.
Qingdao is a modern metropolitan blessed with both mountains and beaches, the popular cherry blossom trees. The city charms its travelers with the annual beer festival that happens between August – September. It gains the reputation as “Sailing City” as it hosted the Sailing Games of the 2008 Olympics.
Yantai is considered as the world’s seventh-largest grape coast. It is known as the fairyland on earth where the legend “Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea” took place.
Weihai lies at the eastern most tip of the Shandong Peninsula and faces the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese archipelago across the sea. It is surrounded by mountains and water and is known as the “the most livable city”.
Rizhao is a new port city and distinguishes itself with blue sea, golden sand and water sports. It is an ideal place of leisure for holidaymakers who prefer unfrequented places.
The land is blessed with time-honored history, splendid culture, numerous celebrities and charming natural sceneries. The 17 cities with specific characteristics are embedded in the land as 17 sparkling pearls, forming the unique tourist map of Shandong.