TAIAN, China, Sept. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — This is a report from the Information Office of Taian Municipal Government. In August this year, Mount Taishan, located in Tai’an City, Shandong Province, received 1.384 million tourists, an increase of 131% year on year, setting a new record for the number of tourists entering the mountain in a single month. In mid September, multiple foreign media visited Tai’an.
Tai’an City, located in the middle of Shandong Province, is named after Mount Taishan Mountain, which means the country is peaceful and the people are safe. Mount Taishan Mountain is a key scenic spot in China. It has the reputation of “the first of the five mountains” and “the best mountain in the world”. It is a world natural and cultural heritage. Yuhuangding is the highest point of Mount Taishan, 1545 meters above sea level. There is a Jade Emperor Temple, which is one of the important scenic spots of Mount Taishan. The name Yuhuangding comes from its altitude and a Yuhuangding Temple on the mountaintop. On the east side of the Jade Emperor Temple, you can see an ancient cypress forest, among which there is a cypress tree called “Jade Emperor Cypress“, which is said to have a history of thousands of years. Here, you can overlook the whole Mount Taishan Mountain and enjoy the magnificent natural landscape of Mount Taishan Mountain, such as sunrise.
The Dai Temple at the foot of Mount Taishan has a history of more than 2000 years. The architectural style of Dai Temple is unique and is one of the masterpieces of ancient Chinese architectural art. In the Dai Temple, tourists can enjoy a large number of ancient stone carvings, Buddha statues and murals, and learn about the history and culture of Mount Taishan.
“The natural scenery and cultural heritage here are very good, and it is worth experiencing!” Talking about the reasons for Tai’an tourism, many tourists said that the local stone carvings, Fengchan and other Mount Taishan cultures have unique charm.
Mount Taishan has provided excellent conditions for Tai’an’s cultural tourism and even the overall economic development. While fully protecting Mount Taishan, Tai’an attaches great importance to the development of cultural tourism. In the first half of 2023, Tai‘an City received 33.3325 million Chinese domestic tourists, a year-on-year increase of 45.75%, and the domestic tourism revenue reached 34.643 billion yuan.