Taishan district sets up cultural tourism facilities for May holiday

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2023-04-27

As the May Day holiday is approaching, Taishan district in Tai'an, Shandong province has been bolstering its efforts to develop self-driving tours, academic research tours, and countryside tours to create leisure vacation offerings integrating popular elements like minsu (Chinese-style bed-and-breakfast establishments), camping, and music.

For example, one of Shandong's provincial key villages for rural tourism, Anjiazhuang village in Tai'an's Taishan district, has added a new amusement park program for children and a camping base, based on its previous cultural tourism programs like agricultural products picking.

With a total investment of 1.5 million yuan ($217,639.49), the two programs will begin trial operations on April 26 and officially open to the public from May 1, said Wu Yuesheng, Party secretary of Anjiazhuang village.

Fishtail Lodge, a fine minsu cluster located at the foot of Mount Tai, features a countryside leisure vibe, while covering various business forms like fine minsu, traditional food, handicraft experiences, and popular afternoon tea.

To date, Fishtail Lodge's room reservations for the May Day holiday, which is from April 28 to May 3, has reached 90 percent, said Wang Yan, operation manager of the minsu.

Camping is also a popular choice for the holiday. A luxury camping park called Youjianshan has facilitated with various supportive camping equipment for visitors to choose. According to the camping park manager Nie Chunyang, the camping park will offer discounts on tickets and equipment rental during the May Day holiday, with the camps able to accommodate more than 200 people simultaneously.


A bird's-eye view of Anjiazhuang village, which boasts clean water and green mountains. [Photo/WeChat account: SDTXTA]


Fishtail Lodge, a fine minsu cluster in Taishan district, features a leisurely countryside vibe. [Photo/WeChat account: SDTXTA]