Zibo Travel Guide
Population: 4,180,000 (Urban area 2,770,000)
Area: 5,938 Square kilometers (2,293 square miles)
Administrative Division: 5 Districts (Zhangdian, Zichuan, Boshan, Linzi, Zhoucun); 3 counties (Huantai, Gaoqin, Yiyuan)
Seat of the City Government: 8, Renmin Xi Lu, Zhangdian District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0533-2187222
Tourist Inquiries: 0533-2169369
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 49, Liuquan Lu, Zhangdian District
China Post: 93, Xingxue Jie, Zhangdian District
|Cultural relics of Qi State|
|The History Museum of Qi Kingdom|
When to Go:
Special Local Products:
Foods: Apple, Jinsi (Golden threads) duck eggs
Of the five scenic resorts, Phoenix Mountain is the most famous due to its beautiful scenery and rich human landscapes. The shape of the mountain is like a phoenix, hence the name. It is a natural botanical garden with over 600 kinds of herbaceous plants and 120 kinds of woody plants growing abundantly in it. It presents different aspects in each of the four seasons. A variety of flowers clothe the mountain in a mass of color. The sea of stones formed by the Karst landscape is a wonder in northern China. Moreover, the mountain has many famous historic relics such as the Qi Great Wall, Yuhuang (Jade Emperor) Palace in Song Dynasty (960-1279), and Luzu Temple in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) hidden in the thick forest. It is said that the source of the legend Meng Jiangnu's Bitter Weeping is from this mountain. The remains of blockhouses built during the anti-Japanese War takes people's minds back to the war years.
There are almost 100 pieces of equipment for activity and amusement, satisfying tourists' desire to have fun. You can admire the residences of minority groups and enjoy their singing and dancing performance in the folk-custom garden. Along with the provision of recreational facilities and activities, Yuanshan National Forest Park is becoming an eco-tourism center in Shandong Province, bringing you back to nature.
|Entrance Fee:||CNY 50|
Yiyuan Karst Cave: Located in the south of Lushan Mountain about seven miles northwest to Yiyuan County, Yiyuan Karst Cave is the largest in scale in northern China. There are more than 40 karst caves overlapping each other to form a fairy-tale world. But ages ago it was the world of ape-men, where they lived and multiplied, with evidence of fossils of their skulls and teeth and stoneware as proof.
Jiutian Cave is in the center of the Yiyuan Karst Cave. Its name literally means Nine Caves, as it has nine branch caves linking with each other, extending the Jiutian Cave to over 547 yards in length, averaging 11 yards wide and 26 feet high. In this fantastic world, every fine prospect you see is made of stone and created by nature. On seeing the lifelike stalagmites, stalactites, curtains and columns, you cannot help but admire the exquisite craftsmanship and boundless imagination of nature.
|Entrance Fee:||CNY 50|
|Chinese Ancient Chariots Museum|
|Entrance Fee:||CNY 35|
Remember to visit Yiyuan Karst Cave when you are on your tour of Shandong. A colorful world of stone awaits you.
Museums: Linzi Museum of Ancient Chariots, Museum of the History of the State of Qi, the City Museum, Zibo Museum of Ceramics.
Scenic Spots: Qiaoqianling Scenic Area, Yiyuan Karst Caves, Lushan Forest Park
Zibo Travel Tips:
2. The city's long-distance bus station is located at 22, Xingyuan Xi Lu, Zhangdian District. Buses to Tai'an, (where Mt. Tai is located) depart every 30 minutes.
3. Trains provide the most convenient and inexpensive mode of transportation to Mt. Tai. About 15 trains run to and from the mountain, making stops in Zibo. The journey to Mt. Tai takes about two hours, with tickets running between CNY14 and CNY87.