What Is My Hometown Essay

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My hometown is Yantai, where is a beautiful city. Yantai lies in the northeast of the Shandong Province. It is bordered by both the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea. It is located at the foot of the hill and beside the sea with beautiful scenery. Yantai not only has a long history, but also has a cultural background. Evidence suggests Yantai existed as a city as long as 10000 years ago. And it was visited three times by the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, Qinshihuang. The contemporary name of Yantai came from the watchtowers constructed on Mount Qi in 1398, during the govern of the Hongwu Emperor, founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty. The towers served to raise alarms against invasions of Japanese pirates. Although Yantai is located in North …show more content…

It begin built in Tang Dynasty(618-907). What’s worse, Halu Temple where many locals worshipped was destroyed during the Five Dynasties and Ten States periods(907-960). Fortunately, Halu Temple has been rebuilt in 2008, attracting a lot of Buddhists and tourists to visit and learn every year. Yangma Island lies in Muping district, Yantai city. Although the Yangma Island means Horse-breeding Island in Chinese, it is now just a great place for beach combing. Legend has it the first emperor, Qin shihuang, bred horses here for his army, thus the name is formed. Nowadays, it's well know among the seafood restaurants along its beach. Local cooks take advantage of area’s abundant sea food, creatively crafting tasty dishes, such as prawns stewed in brown sauce、leek fried sea intestine. Kun Yu Mountain is also located in Muping district, Yantai city. Kun Yu Mountain is legendary mountain and it has a lot of story. The legendary fairy Magu practice immortality here. The emperor Qinshihuang came here, looking for the technique of never grow old and the founder of Quanzhen Factions founded Quanzhen sect (belongs to Taoism) here by Wang Chongyang. The legend is passing atmosphere still

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