Shandong Travel Guide

A Jewel Between Bejing & Shanghai

shandong map
It has been said that Shandong itself is a “Confucius Bird” because as well as being the hometown of Confucius, it is one of the birthplaces of ancient Chinese civilization. Interestingly, the map of Shandong resembles a large bird spreading its wings in flight to the East.

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Home of Confucius

Qufu – Birthplace of Confucius

birthplace of confucius - Shandong in Washington, DC
Shandong History would not be integrated without Confucius. Confucius, who was born in Qufu, the capital of Lu State, in ancient times, was one of the world's greatest thinkers. He created the Confucian doctrines, which have become the pillar of traditional Chinese culture, and have influenced ... Read more
 

More information about Shandong

Shandong, the coastal province in East China played a major role in Chinese history from the beginning of Chinese civilization. Shandong is best known as the birthplace of Confucius; here you will find his hometown Qufu. Mount Tai is the most revered mountain in Taoist beliefs, and a site with the longest history of continuous religious worship. Chinese emperors went on pilgrimage here to worship the Heaven.

The capital of the province, Jinan is called “The City of Springs”. The city lays on 800 hot springs. Shandong is a virtual museum of China's past, mingled with evidence of its frenzied transformation into a modern society. Nowhere it is more clear than in the coastal gem, Qingdao. Walk on the old European architectural style streets while looking at the modern skyscrapers in the horizon.
 

Attractions & Cities

Jinan
Jinan, the capital of Shandong sits atop 800 springs and surrounds Daming Lake. Enjoy the babbling springs or take a boat tour of Daming Lake.

Baotu Spring, the most magnificent of artisan wells was declared the "Number One Spring under Heaven" by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty. This ... Read more
 

Most Popular Shandong Tours

11 Days China Shandong Bullet Train Tour
Begin your journey with 4 days of sightseeing in Beijing. After a tour of China's capital, you'll head to Jinan, the capital of Shandong, to take in more than 5,000 years of history. While in Jinan, you'll visit the Black Tiger Spring and Daming Lake – two of ... Read more
Shandong Travel Guide

Flights

  • Direct flight from San Francisco to Qingdao every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Direct flight from Los Angeles to Jinan every Wednesday.
Trains
Great Bullet Train connections with all the major cities:
  • From Beijing to Jinan 1.5 hour, from Shanghai to Jinan 4.5 hours.
  • From Beijing to Qingdao 4.5 hours, from Shanghai to Qingdao 6.5 hours.
Visa
  • Fast and convenient application for a group visa with the help of travel agents.
  • Application for individual travelers at the Chinese Embassy or consulates in the US, bring: valid passport, filled visa application form, passport size photo and a valid plane ticket booking, proof or reservation or a invitation letter.