Recommended travel routes to explore Yellow River's beauty

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2022-08-10

The Yellow River, which winds for thousands of miles through nine cities in East China's Shandong province, creates many magnificent natural wonders and breeds dynamic and poetic landscapes. Here are some suggested routes along the Yellow River that pass through nine different cities. These routes will satisfy your cravings for outdoor adventure, entertainment, and delectable cuisine while also giving you the chance to appreciate the Yellow River's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty along its east bank.

Route 1: Heze - Jining- Tai'an - Liaocheng - Jinan - Dezhou - Binzhou - Zibo - Dongying

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Weishan Lake is China's sixth largest fresh water lake and is located in Jining city, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/WeChat account: sdswltwx]

While traveling along this route, visitors can experience the beauty of clear lakes, green forests, rolling hills, and ancient passageways on the Yellow River.

Route 2: Heze - Jining - Tai'an - Liaocheng - Jinan - Dezhou - Binzhou - Zibo - Dongying

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Mata Lake in Zibo city is a fantastic tourist destination with stunning natural landscapes and a diverse culture. [Photo/WeChat account: sdswltwx]

Wetlands have a reputation of being a "kidney of the earth", and as the last province through which the Yellow River flows, Shandong has numerous "kidneys" scattered throughout the cities along the Yellow River. The route links the most beautiful wetlands in Shandong together, with fragrant grasslands in spring, lotus ponds in summer, yellow reeds in autumn, and flocks of migratory birds foraging and nesting in winter.

Route 3: Heze - Jining - Dezhou - Jinan - Zibo

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Zibo Anlan Bay Scenic Area is located in Gaoqing county, Zibo in East China's Shandong province. [Photo/WeChat account: sdswltwx]

The peace of the Yellow River is said to stabilize China, even though Chinese people have faced Mother Nature's fury in such forms as floods and droughts along the Yellow River since ancient times. The route offers visitors a chance to get an in-depth understanding of the water conservation projects along the Yellow River.