Jinan Attractions- Things to Do

Quancheng Square
Heihu Spring (Black Tiger Spring)
Jinan is not a hot scenic destination in China, but it has special attractions to offer, such as the 72 springs scattered throughout the city.

Top Attractions of the City:

 Baotu Spring Park
 Daming Lake Park
 Thousand-Buddha Mountain (Qianfo Shan)
 Shandong Provincial Museum
 Black Tiger Spring

Here is a one-day tour for your reference.

Morning: Visit the Baotu Spring Park, the Quancheng Square and the Heihu Spring (Black Tiger Spring)
Afternoon: Visit the Daming Lake Park and the Qianfoshan (Thousand-Buddha Mountain) (Qianfo Shan)

Jinan has an alias of the Spring City (Quan Cheng) because of over 700 natural springs run through the city. Among them, the Baotu Spring is the most famous attraction.

Located in the center of Jinan, the Baotu Spring Park neighbors the Qianfo Shan to the south, Quancheng Square to the east and the Daming Lake to the north. 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. You can get to the park via bus No. 11.

Quancheng Square is the center of downtown Jinan. The spring sculpture in the center represents the numerous springs in the city and can be called the architectural symbol of Jinan.

Heihu Spring ranks as the second largest spring for its water flow and is located in the south of the city. It is the second on the must-go attractions of Jinan.

Daming Lake
Daming Lake
Daming Lake Park is famous for Daming Lake, a natural lake fed by the flowing springs. The Daming Lake, the Baotu Spring and the Thousand-Buddha Mountain (Qianfo Shan) are three must-see attractions in Jinan. You can get to the south and southwest gate of the park by bus 11 at the railway station, the east gate by bus No. 31, 36, 37, the north gate by bus No. 6 and the southwest gate by tourist bus No. 41 or 66.

Thousand-Buddha Mountain (Qianfo Shan) is a scenic destination for the Buddhism Culture. Since the Chinese Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the temple fair is held on the mountain on the ninth day of the ninth Chinese lunar month. You can get to the Park by taking tourist bus K51, 2 and 33.

Additionally, if the time is not pressing, you can go to visit Shandong Provincial Museum, which covers the nature and history of the ancient Qi and Lu States. This would be an interesting thing to do in the city.

Welcome to Jinan! More attractions are waiting for your exploration!

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- Last updated on Jul. 04, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Jinan Attractions
Asked by Jac from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 12, 2019 05:14Reply
How long does the cable car take to top of thousand Buddha mountain/ qianfoshan? Thanks
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Answered by Claire from THAILAND | Dec. 15, 2019 19:43

I only know that it takes around 1 hour to the peak by foot.
Asked by Gali from BULGARIA | Oct. 31, 2019 11:01Reply
Is there a night market in Jinan and where is it located? Any specific Shandong food restaurant?
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Answered by Nancy from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 04, 2019 00:33

You can go to Yaojia Night Market to taste cheap local snack. It is located at East Jiefang Road.
Asked by Shumaila from PAKISTAN | May. 19, 2019 20:47Reply
I am staying at shandong normal university and i want to visit all these places plz tell me the bus
Shanshi stop is near to me kindly tell me the bus numbers to get to these places.
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Answered by Muller from GERMANY | May. 20, 2019 20:36

Baotu Spring Park: K51/K59/170
Daming Lake Park:K170/K31
Provincial Museum: K139/K202/115
Black Tiger Spring:K59
Asked by Yolanda from NEW ZEALAND | Mar. 07, 2017 15:27Reply
Is there a cheap place for shopping like Beijing's Silk Markets in Jinan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Taylor from USA | Mar. 08, 2017 22:02

You can go to Quancheng Commercial Street and Furong Pedestrian Street. There are many stores that sell various goods and snacks. Most of them have good quality and cheaper prices.
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