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  • Shandong time-honored brands celebrate New Year at Palace Museum


    A total of 40 Shandong-based time honored brands as well as five intangible cultural heritage items took part in a Chinese New Year celebration held at the Palace Museum in Beijing from Jan 28 to Feb 10.

  • New Year festivities held in Taierzhuang ancient town


    The Taierzhuang ancient town in East China's Shandong province is hosting a grand temple fair from Dec 30 to Feb 19 to celebrate the Spring Festival.

  • Sixteen ancient tombs discovered in Shandong


    A collection of painted terracotta figures dating back to the West Han Dynasty (202 BC-8 AD) has been discovered on the outskirts of Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, local archeologists said on Monday.

  • Blooming wintersweet flowers seen at Dai Temple


    Yellow clustered wintersweet blossoms look adorable and bright against the red wall at Dai Temple in Tai'an, East China's Shandong province.

  • Dai Temple spruced up for Spring Festival holiday


    Dai Temple, the largest and best preserved architectural complex on Mount Tai, is spruced up with festive lanterns to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year, the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.

  • Mount Tai revered for centuries as the closest point to heaven


    Mount Tai, one of the five most famous mountains in China, was also revered as a powerful deity in ancient times. Befittingly, the temple to the god of Mount Tai was built at the foot of the mountain in Taian, Shandong province, during the Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220).

  • A temple to harmony and peace


    Seen from a distance, the Temple of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong province, encircled by a magnificent red wall capped by glazed tiles and with delicate turrets at the four corners, looks somewhat like the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) in Beijing, which was the seat of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties' emperors.