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Photo shows the beautiful scenery in Penglai, a popular tourist destination of east China's Shandong Province. Penglai is world famous coastal tour city where summer is mild for sightseeing and holidays. The city is approved as "China Excellent Tourism City" and is world famous as the Fairyland on Earth. Penglai is the cradle of China fairy culture. The earliest Chinese "Silk Road of the Sea" begins on Penglai's seashore. [Photo/]

Penglai has been ranked by the Chinese government as a top domestic tourist destination. More than US$25 million has been invested into developing the Penglai Pavilion and the Penglai Water Fortress.

The Taoist wood architecture complex Penglai Pavilion has stood on Danya Hill since the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It has been a tourist goal for more than a thousand years, and the site features inscriptions from famous poets and calligraphers like Su Shi and Dong Qichang.

Among other cultural attractions of Penglai are the Naval Museum with exhibits of ancient ships, and the restored residence of the famous patriotic general Qi Jiguang. Penglai also has the largest ocean aquarium in Asia. It includes a polar area, a shark hall, a tropical rainforest, and a theater with mermaids, dolphins and sea lions.

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