What to see
The major historical sites in the Shandong Province are: The inscriptions on clay pots unearthed at Dawenkou and Dinggongcun are believed to bear the earliest Chinese written language. The ruins of ancient Longshan City which is considered the earliest city in China. Portions of the Great Wall built during the Qi State period which is believed to be the most ancient great wall in the country. The Confucius Temple, Confucius Mansion and Confucius Cemetery in Qufu.Shandong is also blessed with beautiful landscapes. The most famous scenic spots are Mount Taishan, Mt. Laoshan and the seaside of the Jiaodong peninsula. In 1987 and 1994, Mount Taishan, the Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Confucius Mansion in Qufu were inscribed on the China World Cultural and Natural Heritage List by UNESCO. Jinan, Shandong's provincial capital is one of China's most famous historical and cultural cities. It has numerous natural springs, hence its name 'Spring City'.