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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 2018-07-22 2:59 AM

The ancient Silk Road (major merchant trading route between the East and West) opened doors for China’s trade import and export business. It was with the knowledge of this route that many Chinese arts, crafts, and civilizations were spread to other countries. In exchange, the foreigners got a taste of the major trade items produced […]

Written on 2018-07-22 2:50 AM

During the SCO Qingdao Summit, the Qingdao Museum of Art and Culture History held a special exhibition (the “Chinese Heritage”) on historical arts and crafts, and relics borrowed from Beijing’s Forbidden City. The exhibition gained more attention than expected, even spreading internationally. Until July 28th, the museum opens its doors to the public giving them […]

Written on 2018-07-10 4:48 PM

Hometown of Dr. Shoutian Du – Take a peek into the residence of this renowned scholar from Binzhou. In Shandong or China, it is common for official magistrates to have their office, court, & residences all under one roof. The home of country gentries are in rare either. The home of an imperial scholar, Du […]

Written on 2018-07-10 4:37 PM

Nanyang Ancient Town is located in Weishan County, Jining, and it is one of the four major towns that developed the canal culture in China. During the Ming and Qing dynasty, many businesses thrived from this small town, and it even attracted business people from all over China to open their stores, hotels, restaurants, etc. […]

Written on 2018-07-09 3:18 PM

In the morning, you can take the ferry to the Weishan Island tourist pier, and then take the bamboo raft to arrive at the Lotus Garden. 1) Lotus Garden Once at the Lotus Garden, you will be immediately hit by the fresh aroma and joyful sensation these flowers bring. While enjoying the flowers, you are […]

Written on 2018-07-09 3:36 AM

In the middle of this scorching summer heat, a spectacular water/lightshow at Zibo’s River Bank will be refreshing.  Starting on July 9th, weekend light shows with music starts from 4:30pm to 9pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through to the end of the season. RMB 69 ($11.00). On July 9th, you will enjoy the Hat […]

Written on 2018-07-06 3:53 PM

  Under the jurisdiction of Jining, Weishan County is located on the southwest of Shandong province and south of Jining. Therefore, people call it “the south gate” of Shandong. In order to manage Weishan Lake in a better way, the government council approved the establishment of the Weishan County in 1953. Weishan Lake is a […]

Written on 2017-05-12 6:43 PM

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.