Tai'an scenic spots for cooling off in summer

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2018-08-15

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Temperatures remain high in some Chinese cities, including Tai'an, Shandong province, even as Aug 7 saw the arrival of the solar term Start of Autumn, usually marking the beginning of an easing in the hot summer weather.

However, people can cool themselves off in some scenic spots in Tai'an during summer. Here is a rundown of these places.

1. Mount Tai Scenic Area

Mount Tai, a place of worship for more than 3,000 years, has its tallest peak Jade Emperor Peak rising 1,545 meters above the surrounding plateau. It's a national five-star scenic spot located in Tai'an, Shandong province.

The temperature varies a lot from the foot of Mount Tai to its top. The average temperature at the foot of the mountain in July is around 26 C while on the mountaintop it is about 18 C. Mount Tai is really a good place to avoid summer heat.

Website: http://www.mount-tai.com.cn/index.shtml

Contact: 0538-5369578 0538-8571660 (Working hour: 7:30 am-5:30 pm)  

Ticket price: 125 yuan per person (from February to November)

100 yuan per person (from December to next January)

(A discount will be available for the 60- to 70-year-old elderly, students, and 1.2 to 1.4-meter-high children.)

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Mount Tai. [Photo/sohu.com]

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