Leling Ecological Tourism Districts
Crisscrossed roads thread in the orchard equipped with water and electricity. Village sits in organized and rational arrangement, appearing a picture of garden within woods, and village within garden.
In summer and autumn, the reflection of the jujube orchard veils the dawn sky, appearing magnificent colorful scenery. Literati and artists of each dynasty favored Leling Jinsi jujube. The unique natural beauty of the large-scale jujube orchard and elegance of Jinsi jujube has been renowned since ancient time.
Stands in the plain of northwest Shandong Province, Leling city won its international fame for teeming with Jinsi jujubes, which is also entitled as ‘jujube paradise within hundreds miles’. Record has it that the planting of Jinsi jujube was started in Shang&Zhou Dynasties, developed in Wei&Jin Dynasties, and bloomed in Ming&Qing Dynasties, 3000-odd years from today. In March, 2000, State Forestry Administration and Chinese Economic Forest Association designated Leling as ‘Home of Chinese Jinsi Jujube’. At present, the orchard has about 13million jujube trees, some of which were planted in Sui or Tang Dynasty, aged over thousand years, some of which were young trees bearing various figures with great value of sightseeing. As an agglomeration in the country, the breeds of jujube trees approach 173.