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Visiting Shandong Province

Come Visit the Origins of Chinese Civilization

The Shandong Province is full of history, adventure and modern-day excitement. Located in the eastern part of China, this province extends south to the Yellow River. It also overlooks the Korean Peninsula and the vast Japan Archipelago across the sea. This area is home to more than 90 million people within 60,235 square miles.

Shandong has a history that dates back more than 5,000 years. It has a unique historical significance to China because it is considered one of the birthplaces of their civilization.

Here are some fantastic sites you need see when visiting this region.

  • The clay pots discovered in Dawenkou contain inscriptions that are believed to be the earliest written language in China.
Mengjia Longshan Temple Fujian, China - trips to China
Mengjia Longshan Temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian, China. It served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the Chinese settlers.
  • The ruins of Longshan City are considered the earliest markers for what is the oldest city in the country.
  • The portions of the Great Wall of China built during the Qi State period are believed to be among the oldest portions of the Great Wall in the country.

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The Sacrificial Hall and the Passageway to the Cemetery of Confucius (Kong Lin), Qufu, China - China Tour
The Sacrificial Hall and the Passageway to the Tomb of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius (Kong Lin), Qufu, Shandong province, the hometown of Confucius, China
  • This area is the hometown of Confucius, thus three sites not to miss include the Confucius Temple, Confucius Mansion and the Confucius Cemetery located in Qufu. In 2005, Confucius’s hometown of Qufu finished an important renovation. This ancient philosopher was born here more than 2,500 years ago.
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TAISHAN, CHINA – Taishan is a mountain in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. It is perhaps the most famous of all Chinese mountains, surmounted by leaders from the first emperor of China to Chairman Mao.
  • Some of the most scenic areas in this providence are Mount Taishan and Mt. Laoshan. The former, and the Temple of the Cemetery of Confucius and the Confucius Mansion, are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Jinan is home to many natural hot springs, which has lent it the name “Spring City.”
  • This province is the birthplace of China’s silk, pottery and porcelain industries. Tourists can find traditional items and high-end souvenirs throughout the region.
  • Local Jinan and Jiaodong dishes are one of the four major schools of famous food dishes in China. Jinan dishes offer a delicate fragrance and freshness, while Jiaodong dishes include fresh seafood.
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View of Qingdao downtown skyline seen from the Olympic sailing center
  • Tsingtao Beer is from Qingdao City. The brewery is China’s second largest and was founded in 1903 by German settlers.

If you are interested in learning more about traveling to Shandong Province in China, visit our website for information, or give us a call at (888) 878-1777.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius

 

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