Explore Jinan - the capital, the old town
Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province.
Most cities in North China are water-scarce, however, Jinan is lucky. Owning to its unique geographical location and geological structure, Jinan has relatively abundant groundwater resources. The groundwater spews out in the Old City, forms a series of springs, flows through the moat, into the Daming Lake, and finally becomes merged into the Yellow River. Old City, Moat, Daming Lake and the numerous springs altogether constitute the precious urban structure of Jinan city.
This 6-hour private tour takes you to explore the beauty of Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, Baihua zhou, where you will enjoy a great stroll and see the classical beauty of Jinan.
• Enjoy fantastic aerial views
• Private guide for a more personalized experience
• All entrance fees included
• Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Our local professional guide will greet you at your hotel at 09:00, along with a private driver to begin the days adventure of Jinan and its history.
Compared with those capital cities or other large and medium-size cities in China, Jinan has few advantages and lacks a metropolitan atmosphere, the highlight being its numerous springs.
Baotu Spring is located in the center of Baotu Spring Park and is renowned as the best of the 72 springs in Jinan. Since ancient times, many famous poems and prose have been written relating to its unique beauty. According to legend, Emperor Qianglong of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) took some water from Beijing’s Jade Spring on his way to the southern Yangtze River, and drank from Baotu Spring during a stopover in Jinan. He highly favored the latter and dubbed it “number one spring under heaven.”
Daming lake is located in the center of Daming lake park, which is a natural lake formed from many springs. The six islands in Daming Lake contain flowers, trees and other plants flourishing amongst the various pavilions.
In summer, lotuses bloom uninhibitedly filling half of Daming Lake Park with its fragrant scent. At the same time, willows circle the lake on three sides and swing with the breeze, a scene for which Daming Lake is famous. The centerpiece of the lake is a great man-made hectometer fountain built in 1985. The fountain has 103 injectors, and the main injector can spout water as high as 100 meters (about 328 feet) in all its majesty.
Baihuazhou, which literally means “Hundred Flower Pond,” is a great place to visit. The stunning renovated block that stands behind the pond hearkens to ancient life in China. The block is composed of several small and big courtyards with small ponds surrounded by beautiful buildings.
Some buildings exhibit items that were collected over the years and preserve the history of the city. Others demonstrate ancient traditional activities like paper making, Spring Tofu making and Kungfu Class, you can spend one hour here to experience Chinese culture.
At end of the tour, our guide ensures your safe return to your hotel.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult and not allowed the free beer tasters"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Travel times may vary due to local traffic conditions"
"Please inform us if you have time constraints so we can modify tour if needed"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Your centrally located hotel within Jinan
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.