Shandong province sits on the lower reaches of the Yellow River and on the coast of eastern China, with Jinan as its capital.
Last month, a national-level guideline on the protection and use of cultural heritage along China's "mother river" was jointly released by the National Cultural Heritage Administration and several other ministries.
Here are some suggested routes along the Yellow River that pass through nine different cities.
Shandong province launched a themed event featuring the ecological and environmental protection of the Yellow River in Zibo city on July 31.
Every morning at 7:30 am, the Dacheng Gate of the Confucius Temple in Qufu, Jining, opens slowly accompanied by the booming voice of the ceremonial host.
Zhangzhuang town in Zoucheng, Jining has beefed up efforts to build five provincial-level and four municipal-level "beautiful and livable" rural demonstration villages around Fenghuang Mountain.
An outline on the protection and sustainable development of the Yellow River basin was released recently, ensuring the safe handling of one of China's most important watercourses until the middle of the century.