Shandong Province Guide

General Introduction to Shandong Province

Shandong ProvinceShandong is located in the eastern part of China. Bordering Bohai and Huanghai to the east, Shandong province lies on the lower reaches of the Yellow River. Shandong has a total area of 156,000 square kilometres and a total population of 90 million. As one of the cradles of ancient Chinese civilization, Shandong has more than 5,000 years of history. The great thinker, educator and statesman, Confucius was living in Shandong province.


Shandong Province, with its capital Jinan is the home of Confucianism. Jinan is also the political, cultural and economical center of Shandong Province.



Best Time to Go to Shandong

Shandong has a marine monsoon climate. The summer is rainy and warm while the winter is dry and cold. The annual average temperature is between 11 and 14 degrees Centigrade. The best time to visit Shandong province are Spring and Fall.


What to See in Shandong Province

Shandong has long history, which blessed Shandong rich historical relics and cultural sites. Famous attractions in Shandong are Confucius Temple, Confucius Mansion and Confucius Cemetery in Qufu, Dawenkou and Dinggongcun . Famous scenic spots are Mount Taishan, Mt. Laoshan and the seaside of the Jiaodong peninsula.


Top Ten Cities in Shandong Province

Shandong has many historical and cultural cities. Jinan is the biggest and the capital city of Shandong. Other cities are the following:


Qingdao cityQingdao City

Binzhou cityBinzhou City

Dezhou cityDezhou City

Dongying cityDongying City

Heze cityHeze City

Jining  cityJining City

Laiwu cityLaiwu City

Liaocheng cityLiaocheng City

Qufu cityQufu City


Shandong Travel Tips

1. If you want to visit the Confucius Temple, please visit Shandong province.

2.Qufu is the hometown of Confucius.

3.Jinan is a famous historical and cultural city.

4. Qingdao is a beautiful coastal city in Shandong province.