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Yantai Mountain Dragon King Temple (the Second Opium War in France headquarters) - (Shandong - Yantai)
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Dragon Temple. Although it is small, but it is the oldest building in Yantai, a mountain. Ming apocalyptic years, Yantai drought year after year, people to pray for rain, self-financing in the construction of three Yantai Mountain Peak Cottage worship the Dragon King. Dragon Temple built in the day, heavy rains, the people believe that the Dragon King manifestation, since then, Yantai Mountain Dragon King Temple incense constantly. Tablets dedicated to the middle of the Dragon King, Bo rain left the wind division, right there Raytheon power of God. According to legend, the Dragon King Lunar Seas August 18 is the day God will, at Yantai mountain temple, pray for good weather, peace and prosperity.

June 8, 1860, 3000 French invaders forcibly occupied Yantai Hill, and the Dragon King Temple as the headquarters of the Second Opium War. July 22, 23, reached the French army stationed themselves more than 14,000 people. They would climb more than 40 ships, starting from the foot of Yantai, Dalian, together with the British stationed themselves, to Tianjin, Beijing to invade, set fire to the Summer Palace, and the Qing government signed the humiliating "Treaty of Beijing." Two years later, Yantai forced the early years, carved in Yantai, in the Dragon King Temple built around the country consulate. War damage, looting of foreign powers, a brilliant magnificent scale of the Dragon King Temple, and today only this hall.

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Uploaded: 28/11/2011
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Shandong, ancient place of for the Qi and Lu, located at the east China coast, the Yellow River downstream, the Beijing Hangzhou big canal's north section, the provincial capital supposes in Jinan, in the province the main super city has Jinan, Qingdao, Yantai, Zibo. Western connects the interior, with Hebei, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu four provinces borders on separately from north to south; Middle high suddenly, Taishan is the throughout peak; The eastern Shandong Peninsula enters Yellow Sea, north separates the Bohai Sea channel and the Liaodong Peninsula relative, surrounds and protects Beijing and Tianjin and Persian Gulf, east separates Yellow Sea and the Korean Peninsula faces one another, the southeast is near depends on broad Yellow Sea, to look out south East China Sea and Japan the chain islands.