Shandong's Zibo is a famous historical and cultural city. The downtown's Linzi District was the capital city of the Qi State for some 800 years from the Spring and Autumn periods through to the Warring States period. It is the birthplace of Qi Culture. This place has many cultural relics and historic traces such that it is known as the “Underground Museum”. The History Museum of the Qi State, Linzi Chinese Ancient Vehicle Museum and Guanzhong Mausoleum are renowned both inside and outside of China. Zibo also has magnificent natural scenery. The place where the lower reaches of the Yellow River meet the northern plains has become known as "Northern China's River Landscape". Mata Lake has excellent water quality. The mountains to the south include the two forest parks, Lushan National Park and Yuanshan National Forest Park. The splendid landscape makes this an excellent place for mountain climbing.