Tai’an is located at the foot of the world-famous Mount Tai. The old saying goes “prosperous Mount Tai
will make all China prosperous” which
means "peace and prosperity, hence Tai’an is so named. Taian is the
birthplace of Chinese civilization, where the splendid Dawenkou culture
developed 5000 years ago. As emperors offered sacrifices to heaven, saints
boarded and Buddhists, Taoists and the literati and the personages came in
flocks, Tai’an and Mount Tai were left many scenic spots and historic sites.
Mount Tai, the five great mountains
exclusive, is known as “world mountain first” and is the symbol of the spirit
of the Chinese nation. As early as in 1987, it was selected for the UNESCO
World Cultural and natural heritage in the first, and it is the world
geological park. It is hailed as “the oriental history and culture”.
Tai’an has a total area of 7762 square
kilometers with the population of 5,600,000, which administer two districts, two
towns and two counties. There are national high-tech development zones, tourist
economic development zones and Mount Tai Scenic Area.