Let’s go and watch a Taishan shadow play! Shadow play or shadow puppetry established unshakable position in Chinese art area. It is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment that uses opaque, often elaborately designed figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. Today, puppets made of leather and […]
The Shigandang stone tablets are often associated with Mount Tai. They are erected to ward off evil spirits and are found on walls at intersections. “Shigandang” or “Taishan Shigandang” is carved with lion and tiger head reliefs at the head of the stone inscriptions. There are different types of Shigandang in different areas. Some have […]
MountTai is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai’an. The tallest peak is the Jade Emperor Peak which is commonly reported as 5,069 ft. tall. Mount Tai is one of the “Five Great Mountains”. It is associated with sunrise, birth, and renewal, and is often regarded the foremost […]
Would you marvel to yourself why the Chinese culture takes such pride in the 2nd most sought after festival: the Mid-Autumn Festival? The symbol of the moon had play an important role in the history behind this festival. Legend has it that a love story between a heavenly lady and a hero on Earth had […]
It is the most primitive climbing route from the TianZhu Peak to the Houshiwu scenic spot in order to have the most holistic view of Mount Tai. Along the route, you will be able to walk through the tree-lined path and visit several ancient towns. There, you will witness the authentic Imperial Heaven Worship Ceremony. […]
Taian Beancurd Banquet has a much longer history than you expected. Started from Han Dynasty, It was used as one of the most important tributes for the emperor to sacrifice to the God. Later in Song dynasty, tofu became the most popular tribune not only to sacrifice to god but also to welcome guests with […]
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 crowds made it very difficult to get a good photo.