Famed for its numerous lakes and springs, including Daming Lake and The First Spring under Heaven, the area is a nature lover's dream. Other exciting sights include Qufu, the birthplace of the ancient philosopher, Confucius, and Mount Tai, one of the Five Sacred Mountains of China.
Qingdao is a famous garden city, and its coastline has many lovely beaches, clear blue waters and majestic mountain views. Often called the "Switzerland of the Orient," the hilly port city has a great deal of European architecture, influenced by its German heredity.
Yantai has served as the main export port for the north China region since early years. With its pleasant weather year round, untouched island and beaches, and rich culture and heritage sites, Yantai is now regarded as one of the most popular tourist and summer holiday destinations.