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It is said that Penglai was the place that Emperor Qin Shi Huang looked for the elixir of life, and the place where the great Emperor Wu of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24) paid his sacred visit. In addition, the legend of the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea adds more mysterious atmosphere to the Penglai. The legend goes that the eight immortals crossed the sea using their special powers after they got drunk in the Penglai Pavilion. Penglai, Yingzhou and Fangzhang were said to be the three divine mountains in the sea for immortals to live in.

The world famous Penglai Pavilion is seated on the hill of Danyashan close to the sea in the north of Penglai city. Built in 1061, the six year of the reign by Emperor Jiayou of Bei Song dynasty, it is listed as one of the four famous pavilions in China together with Huanghelou Pavilion, Yueyanglou Pavilion and Tengwangge Pavilion. It is in fact a vast group of ancient buildings on a land of 1.89 square kilometers, composed of the six buildings and their attached constructions: Penglaige Pavilion, Tianhou Palace, Longwu Palace, Luzu Temple, Sanqing Temple and Mituo Temple. Attractively on display in these buildings are works of calligraphy of famous literary writers, couplet hung on the columns of halls and stone inscriptions.
The Penglai Pavilion is the best place to view two of the Ten Scenes of Penglai -- Pavilion in the Air and Fishing and Singing on Yuliang. The Pavilion high up in the air casts its invert reflection in the blue sea, with mist wrapping up the mountainside ring upon ring. It is just like a fantastic mirage written in water. Standing in the Pavilion with mist and clouds floating beneath, visitors will feel like immortals hovering over the waves against wind. Under the Pavilion, reefs rising above the sea surface are called Yuliang. Sometimes you can find old men, in groups of three or five, fishing on the reefs, happy and pleased with themselves.
Location: Yantai; Opening Hours: 07:30~17:30; Contact number: + 86-10-58968802 Tickets:CNY70

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