Shandong, meaning East of the Mountains, is home to 100 million people. This is China’s second-largest province, by population size, but a road less travelled by international tourists. Shandong people are warm and generous, and their local cultures and folk arts are fascinating. A lot of life is lived openly in Shandong, outside, and there is a variety of landscapes – from mountains to beaches – which present an array of fun activities, for travellers. With Mount Tai, Shandong has China’s holiest peak. With Confucius, Shandong is the birthplace of China’s most revered ancient thinker. Whether you are planning your first trip to China or you are already an old hand, stop by Shandong – to explore, to eat, to learn; to understand the past, with your feet firmly in the present, and facing towards the future.
Baihua Pool Historic Cultural Block
The city of Jinan, Shandong is known as "the City of Springs". Baihua Pool is located in the Scenic Spot of Best Spring in the World. It used to be a residential area in ancient times and became a scenic spot in 2016. Baihua Pool is full of Jinan culture. There are buildings of different eras, exhibitions of traditional handicrafts, and museums that record the history of the city.
Binhai Joysea Beach
Binhai Joysea Beach is located in Weifang, Shandong. It has more than 10 kilometers of beautiful coastline and beaches, and is loved by locals and tourists. This sandy beach includes an aquarium and offers activities such as luxury yacht cruises, water biking, and motorboating. Various events and competitions are held here, such as water sports tournaments, karaoke competitions, and international kite festivals.
Jimo Ancient City
Jimo's history can be traced back to the Warring States Period, where many popular historical stories have occurred. The modern Jimo ancient city project covers as many as 98 hectares and is dedicated to rebuilding the style and legacy of this ancient city. This project replicates and reproduces the ancient architectural style, and includes the Chenghuang Temple and the God of Wealth Temple to hold the God of Wealth Festival, which are culturally symbolic.
Tai’an Underground Dragon Palace
Tai'an Underground Dragon Palace is located at the foot of Mount Tai, which was once called the Great Rift Valley of Mount Tai. This underground cave has been formed over hundreds of millions of years and is full of amazing natural landscapes, especially stalactites of different shapes and sizes. The tour route is more than 6 kilometers long and includes 3 kilometers of underground river cruises.
Longkou Nanshan International Golf Club
Nanshan International Golf Club is located in Longkou, Shandong. It is the only golf training base certified by the General Administration of Sport of China. Since its establishment in 1999, it has hosted the China Nanshan Masters, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and other international events. Each course is carefully designed by domestic and foreign masters, and is equipped with high-end dining and accommodation.
Nishan Academy was founded in the Song Dynasty and was built in the birthplace of Confucius, with the goal of preserving and spreading the philosophies of Confucius. Now it has become a famous local attraction, and has an extensive building that integrates the functions of a library and academy, allowing adults and children to have a deeper understanding of Confucius' philosophy.
Qingdao Sea Carnival
Located in Huangdao District, Qingdao Sea Carnival is a large-scale combination of outdoor amusement parks, 5-star hotels, convention and exhibition centers, and coastal communities. The amusement park has facilities for all ages. The nearby shopping center also houses major international brands, luxury restaurants, and a DMAX cinema.
Quanshan Yunding Scenic Area
The Quanshan Yunding Scenic Area in Rizhao, Shandong is built for the purpose of photography and art culture exchange, and provides services such as ecological leisure tourism, wedding photography, and art exhibitions. The villa accommodation here combines the architectural style of American countryside and Jiangnan gardens, and is equipped with melons, fruits and tea picking gardens, fishing ponds, art studios, galleries and other facilities.
Rushan Duofu Mountain Scenic Area
Rushan Duofu Mountain Scenic Area is a mountain range located in Weihai, Shandong. It was considered a fairy and mystical mountain in ancient Chinese myths. As the mountains are rich in various natural materials and treasures, there are many long-lived old people in this area. Thus it is known as the "Longevity Town in China". At present, the tourist facilities on the mountain are mostly themed health preservation, and the theories of Buddhism and Taoism are introduced here.
The Sky City Scenic Area: Battle of the Kings
The Sky City Scenic Area is located in Jiwanggu, Linyi, Shandong. It was once the residence of Ji Marquis at the end of the Spring and Autumn Period. In 2012, since a mausoleum was discovered here, it attracted the attention of many archaeologists. Nowadays, the iconic "War of Kings" reproduces the style of ancient wars, and history lovers are eager for this.
Huadong Baili Vineyard
Huadong Baili Vineyard is the first winery built in accordance with European standards in China. It was built by British merchant Mike Bailey in Qingdao, Shandong. The Chardonnay and Riesling wines produced here have won much international fame, including silver awards at the Bordeaux Vinexpo and gold medal in the Brussels International Wine Competition, and are known as "China's best Wine".
Weihai Tianmu Hot Spring Resort
Since its opening in 2008, Tianmu Hot Spring Resort in Weihai, Shandong has established a good reputation among tourists. The atmosphere here is relaxing, and the building is built on Yuanshan Mountain and Yuanshan Lake, and looks like a dragon soaring. There are 56 hot springs with various characteristics, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, SPA and other facilities.
Yellow River Estuary Beach
The Yellow River Estuary Bathing Beach is located in Dongying, Shandong. It integrates sightseeing, entertainment and catering. People can not only enjoy the spectacular view of the Yellow River running into the sea, but also swim, ride paddlingl boats, and taste freshly-fished seafood in the seafood restaurants along the coast.
Rushan Silver Beach Dream Kingdom
Silver Beach Dream Kingdom is a theme park located in Rushan, Shandong, and is part of the Silver Beach Coastal Resort district. It is divided into two parts. One is an onshore area suitable for all ages, and the other are mainly of water facilities.
Yiquan City Chinese Food Culture Town
The Chinese Food Culture Town of Yiquan City includes the most famous delicacies from all over China, from the Jinan-style Scallion Roll and braised chicken in Shandong to the beef and lamb sandwiches in Gansu. But visiting this unique town is not just for enjoying foods, the atmosphere here is also amazing: strolling through the quaint alleys, surrounded by the voice of peddling and the fragrance of delicious foods, — this would be the best street food experience.