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Understanding China Through Shandong

Discover the “Real China” through the eyes of those who have explored it. Experience Shandong’s nature, culture and history through these stories from real visitors.

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Written on 2018-08-30 2:51 PM

Before introducing the former residence of Pu Songling, it is better for you to have some knowledge about a book, called “Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio”,  written by him first. Pu Songling used the stories he made between humans and ghosts/foxes to criticize the dark sides of the society as well as express his […]

Written on 2018-08-29 2:48 PM

Are you a tea drinker? If so, let me introduce you a special tea house in Qingdao. The interior design of Da Yi Tea House gives you a peaceful and elegant vibe. Therefore, your mind will be fully concentrate on the exquisite tea itself. At the same time, the tea masters there will perform the […]

Written on 2018-08-28 2:45 PM

Wood carvings from Cao County became viral in Ming and Qing Dynasty. All of the wood carving pieces were about spiritual animals and lucky symbols. Local people incorporated wood carvings into their daily lives by using them as sacrificial offerings.   The design of each wood carving piece has no boundaries. With the excellent skill […]

Written on 2018-08-27 2:42 PM

Shihu Garden in Weifang was once the home of a criminal judge of Ming Dynasty named Hu Bangzuo. In 1998, it became one of the National Key Relic that local government put effort to protect and preserve. The building itself occupies around 2000 square meters with grey tile. The major materials for this building are […]

Written on 2018-08-26 2:38 PM

Yantai Hill is one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Yantai. In 1862, seventeen countries such as United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States,etc opened their first port of China at Yantai Hill. Later on, they all established their consulates. Therefore, the surrounding area of Yantai Hill has the most well-preserved consulate buildings in the […]

Written on 2018-08-25 2:35 PM

Tian Heng Island Resort ranks the most popular vacation destination according to the locals. The name “Tian Heng” was derived from the prime minister of Qi Kingdom, Tian Heng. According to history, when Liu Bang, the establisher of Han Dynasty, attacked Qi Kingdom, Tian Heng with 500 soldiers fought intensively in the battlefield. After getting […]

Written on 2018-08-24 2:31 PM

Wang Xizhi, the sage of Chinese calligraphy, was born in Linyi. He developed his unique style of calligraphy by incorporating all of the other styles together. The former residence of Wang Xizhi is a traditional garden-styled building in Linyi. When you walked into his former residence, you will be able to have a thorough understanding […]

Written on 2018-08-23 2:27 PM

Fu Rong Street is one of the most well-known streets of gourmet in Jinan. You cannot imagine hundreds of snack bars and restaurants all squeeze in this 400-meter long and 5-meter wide street. All kinds of delicacies are available here including those from other parts of China and the rest of the world. The delicious […]

Written on 2018-08-22 2:27 PM

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. […]

Written on 2018-08-21 6:00 PM

Wen Chang Lake Ecological Expo Garden is the most popular tourist attraction in Zibo incorporating sightseeing, tree planting, and fruit picking. With convenient transportation, it attracts tourists thousands of miles away. On August 4th, the most popular event – grape picking took place with 20 different types of grapes. The whole ecological expo garden is […]