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Taian Local Products:

Thanks to the agreeable environment, Tai’an is abundant in featured products, including Big Hawthorn of Mount Tai, Big silverfish, Chestnut of Mount Tai, black Jade and Red Ginseng.

The Red Ginseng

It is the root of the red ginseng or red ginseng with white flowers which are both labiates. The red ginseng is herbage living for several years. The root is fatty and thick, the cortex is red. The caulis is grown with fluff. The odd number has more flowers, constituting false raceme, covered by gland hair and long fluff. Round umbrella inflorescence has 6 flowers or more, constituting false inflorescence, covered by gland hair and long fluff; the corolla is blue and purple or white (the red ginseng with white flowers)

The Jade Of Mount Tai

Before Qing dynasty (1368- 1644), the jade of Mount Tai has already been well-known in China. The jade of Mount Tai produces in the west of Mount Ta. After careful authentication, experts assigned name to it. It can be divided into Jasper of Mount Tai, Black jade of Mount Tai and Green jade of Mount Tai. Jade of Mount Tai is a kind of mineral without faces, containing various kinds of chemical substances and microelements that human body needs. The container made of such jade can change the water qualities, cure rickets, refresh brain and prolong longevity.

The Stone Of Wooden Fish In Mount Tai

The stone of wooden fish can also be called wood grain jade. It produces in Mountain Manshou in mountain range Tai, It contains various kinds of mineral substances and microelements such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc...etc. It can make the water fresh, mineralized and sterilized. It helps keep face, lead to growth, resist decrepitude and defend disease in the integral whole. Currently, the products made of the stones of wooden fish are health-caring cup, watering trough, tea set, wine utensil, cutlery and the four treasures of study etc. There are 12 series in all and up to 100 species altogether.

Chestnut Of Mount Tai

Chestnut of Mount Tai enjoys a great reputation because of its big size, fresh color, delicate quality and sweet flavor. Mount Tai area growing chestnut has already had the history of more than 500 years. It is considered as “tribute” as early as Ming and Qing dynasties (1368- 1644). It becomes famous in international market since the period of republican. It is regarded as sweet chestnut of Mount Tai. Sweet fried chestnut, chestnut cake and chestnut braised chicken etc. whose taste is special, is greatly welcomed by consumers.

Big Silverfish

The big silverfish is a kind of small scaled and valuable economic fish which has delicate meat and tastes good. It is rich in nutrition and its protein content is high, while the fat content is little. It has higher nutritious value, is a kind of ideal invigorants.

Big Hawthorn Of Mount Tai

Hawthorn has been planted for more than 3000 years. That species yields early, the yield is high, the adaptability is strong, the fruit is big, being circular or disc-shaped, the color and luster is red and gorgeous, and the taste is good, bearing to store to save.

Taian Shops and Stores:

Tourist can buy the featured products both at the downtown of Tai’an cith and at Mount Tai scenic area. The best shopping centers in the downtown of Tai’an are Yinzuo Shopping Mall and Sihai Shopping Mall. The Heavenly Street from North Heavenly Gate to Bixia Temple is the main shopping street in Mount Tai Scenic Area.

Yinzuo Shopping Mall

Yinzuo Shopping Mall is located 50 meters north of Taian Railway Station. It is really convenient for tourists to get there. With agreeable environment, Yinzuo Shopping Mall sells all kinds of local products at reasonable price.

Sihai Shopping Malls

Taian Sihai Shopping Malls is located at Caiyuan Avenue. It is the largest wholesale Market of Taian. The commodities include clothes, shoes, general merchandise and the featured produces of Taian.

Heavenly Street

There is a 500-meters-long street located at the top of Mount Tai, stretching from North Heavenly Gate to Bixia Temple, called Heavenly Street. Heavenly Street is the main shopping street of Mount Tai Scenic Area, consisting of over 20 distinctive shops. The shops of Heavenly Street all hang their featured commodities on their shop gate to attract people. All Taian featured products can be found here. Many of the shops provide accommodation service for pilgrims and tourists.

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