大明湖 Daming lake
The Daming Lake(Lake of Great Bright), located at the northwest of Jinan and built into a garden in 1958, is one of the top three famous scenic spots in the city. With its clear water glittering under the sun, sweeping willows standing along the shores, hectares of lotus leaves as green as emerald, colorful lotus flowers emitting delicate fragrance, the lake has attracted calligrapher Tie Bao of Ping Dynasty(1644-
Qianfoshan, or the Thousand-
Beautiful Baotu Spring Park is located in the centre of Jinan City, and it is here that you will find the Baotu Spring. This highly valued facility represents the symbol of Jinan City and is regarded as one of the three major places of interest in Jinan. This park is highly regarded as a well known scenic spot which makes an ideal location for admirers of wonderful natural springs, culture and various constructions.
Baotu Spring is located in the centre of Baotu Spring Park and is renowned as the best of the 72 springs in Jinan. Spring water pours out from the underground limestone cave throughout the night and day, sometimes reaching its maximum of 240,000 cubic meters per day. When water bursts out from the three outlets, the spring creates thunderous sounds and sprays water jets. Sometimes water columns are created that reach as high as 26.49 meters (about 86.9 feet), making a real spectacle.
In cold winter, water mist rises and floats over the spring pool like clouds. Ancient pavilions and halls with colorful drawings and carvings reflect in the clear water creating a landscape virtually emulating paradise.
Pure in quality and mellow in taste, the spring water is ideal for drinking and making tea. Tea tasting is a favorite past time here. There is a saying here that you will spoil your Jinan tour if you do not drink the tea brewed with Baotu Spring water.
黄河 Yellow River
The Yellow River Forest Park, located to the north of the Yellow River, takes an area of 1500mu(100 hectares) and boasts some 300,000 trees of various breeds. With far-
Located at the mountainous area in the south of Jinan, the Red-
Lingyan Temple, ranking top of the four greatest ancient temples in China, was initially founded in the Eastern Jin Dynasty(317AD-
植物园 Botany Garden
Jinan Botany Garden, lying at the south side of the Jingshi Road with the Thousand-
泉城广场 Spring City Square (Quancheng Square)
Embraced by mountain, spring, river and city, Spring City Square is the central square of the capital city of Shandong Province. Looking around,you can have a look at the old city in the north, the Baotu Spring spurting or flowing slowly in the west, the verdant Thousand Buddha Mountain stretching along in the south, and the Liberation Pavilion fresh and elegant as a picture in the east. With the wide and plain space, exuberant trees, verdant grasslands, the Spring City Square provides pleasant stage for entertainment and celebration and attracts hundreds of citizen everyday.