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  • 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.

  • King of the Kong family


    The Qufu region has been occupied by invaders of different ethnic groups at different times, from the Jurchens in the 12th century and the Mongols in the 13th century to the Manchurians in the 17th century and the Japanese from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s. All the occupiers, however, took good care of the temple because they acknowledged the importance of Confucianism despite committing atrocities in places nearby.

  • Gorgeous lanterns ignite Jinan Baotu Spring Park


    Jinan Baotu Spring Park has been ready for the 40th Baotu Spring Lantern Festival with a spectacular 40 sets of lanterns illuminating for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

  • Qianfo Mountain marks Spring Festival with traditional temple fair


    Qianfo Mountain Scenic Area, a renowned scenic spot in Jinan, Shandong province is to unveil its annual temple fair on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb 5 this year.

  • Yantai brings lantern shows, temple fairs for your relaxation during festival


    Spring Festival, the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb 5 this year. Yantai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, is to hold a series of celebration activities for the grand festival. The following are some of the activities.