Beautiful Shandong captured in photos
(chinadaily.com.cn )| Updated : 2018-10-15Print Print
Hailed as the cradle of Chinese civilization, East China's Shandong province has a history of more than 7,000 years. It is the place where Confucius was born, where Mount Tai rose skyward, where the Yellow River empties into the sea and where the Olympic Sailing Games took place.
With a total land area of 158,000 square kilometers and a total ocean area of 159,600 sq kms, Shandong has an abundance of beautiful landscapes.
It has a long coastline stretching towards the east, beautiful lakes in the south, immense plains in the west, the grand Yellow River flowing through the north, and magnificent and historic Mount Tai in its center.
The almost upright path leads to the Nantian Gate of Mount Tai. The path, known as "Shibapan", consisting of 1,827 steepest set of stairs, is the most adventurous part while climbing Mount Tai. [Photo/WeChat account: rmrbwx]
Seas of clouds enshroud the peaks of Laoshan Mountain in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province. Located near the East China Sea on the southeastern coastline of the Shandong Peninsula, the mountain is often regarded as one of the "cradles of Taoism". [Photo/WeChat account: rmrbwx]
The Yellow River is China's second-longest river. It originates on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and winds its way through eight provincial regions for 5,464 kilometers before reaching the Bohai Sea in the eastern province of Shandong. [Photo/WeChat account: rmrbwx]