Located north of the city of Taian in Shandong province, Mount Taishan is the main draw of the Mount Taishan Global Geopark and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more than 3,000 years, emperors, scribes and sages journeyed here to gain inspiration and to worship Chinese deities. Mount Taishan is also one of the world’s sacred places, and the mountain emanates an aura of awe and reverence that is different for each individual. Tell clients to watch for short detours that offer natural and cultural attractions on the climb, such as the Cypress Cave, a grove of cypress trees that creates the illusion of being in a cave. Read more.