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Jinan Travel Guide
Jinan, a historical city with a history of 2000 years, the capital city of Shandong Province. the big economic province on China's east coast in the lower reaches of the Yellow River. Jinan covers an area of 8,154 square meters, with a population of more than 5.4 million.

Jinan City lies in the mid-west part of Shangdong province. Jinan is at the juncture of the Beijing - Shanghai and Qingdao - Jinan railways. Nearby to the south is Mount Tai, officially recognized by the United Nations as part of the world's natural and cultural heritage. To the north is the Yellow River, which is called the "cradle of the Chinese nation."

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Weather & Temperature
Jinan City is cold in winter and hot in summer while in spring the weather often becomes mainly dry with some rain. Jinan has an average annual temperature of 14C and an annual mean precipitation of 650-700mm. the autumn is the best season in which to visit Jinan. However, spring is really the preferred time to visit the Baotu Spring.

Travel in Jinan
Thanks to its long history, Jinan has been designated by the State Council as a famous historical and cultural city. As Jinan boasts a number of natural springs amid picturesque scenery, The Daming Lake, the Baotu Spring and the Thousand-Buddha Mountain (Qianfo Shan) are three must-see attractions in Jinan.
China Photos - the Baotu Spring in Jinan, China

"Baotu Spring"
Jinan has an alias of the "City of Spring" (Quan Cheng) because of over 700 natural springs run through the city. Among them, the Baotu Spring is the most famous. The Baotu Spring flows from the underground caves. Its largest steam flows at a rate of 240,000 cubic meters per day. Waters gush from three spring holes together creating a sound like thunder. The water of the spring is pure and sweet, and is drinkable.

More Tourist Attractions
Jinan is the cradle of the Longshan Relics Culture, the reputed prehistoric culture of China and is found in Longshan Town of Jinan, hence the name. In the area of Jinan, you will find far more than you would expect, the ancient Great Wall of the Qi State (a state of the Zhou Dynasty), the colored sculptures of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in the Lingyan Temple and so on.

Jinan transportation system is well-developed. With the whole city's transportation system linked by airport, railway and highway, a solid transportation network is at your service.

By Air - Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA) is located 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) away from the downtown Jinan. Every day there are many flights to big cities of China. Jinan now offers some of international lines. such as Jeju Island of Korea, Bangkok of Thailand and Moscow of Russia.

By Train - There are two railway stations in Jinan, Jinan Railway Station and Jinan East Railway Station. Jinan Railway Station is the largest in Shandong Province. Railway lines Beijing-Shanghai and Qingdao-Jinan pass and stop at Jinan City. It also connects Jinan with other large cities, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Lianyungang, Xian, Urumqi and Hangzhou, etc.

Food & Cuisine
Jinan is the home of Lu Cai (Shandong cuisine), a popular cuisine of China. Jinan cuisine is famous for its scrumptious, aromatic, fresh and pure dishes. Nutritious soups are an important feature of Jinan cuisine while shallot and garlic are widely used to create delicious flavors. Tang Cu Li Yu (Sweet and Sour Carp), Jiu Zhuan Da Chang (Fried Pork Chitterlings) and Jinan Roast Duck are very popular local delicacies.
Welcome to Jinan
Jinan is also the right place to see some very typical festivals including The Lantern Festival in the Baotu Spring Park, the Lotus Festival in the Daming Lake Park and the Double-Nine Festival on the Thousand-Buddha Mountain. Jinan is a hospitable city and receives tourists from all over the world - Just to explore the Jinan for yourself!


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