General Introduction to Jinan

Jinan CityJinan is a historical city with a history of some 2000 years and is famed for its numerous relics. It 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 (770B.C. – 221B.C.)), the colored sculptures of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in the Lingyan Temple and so on.

Jinan is 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 Weather and Climate

Jinan has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen letter Cwa) with four well-defined seasons. The city is dry and rainless in spring, hot and rainy in summer, crisp in autumn and dry and cold in winter. The average annual temperature is 15.0 °C (59.0 °F), and the annual precipitation is around slightly above 670 mm (26.4 in), with a strong summer maximum. January is the coldest and driest month, the mean temperature is 0.0 °C (32.0 °F) and 5.7 mm (0.22 in) of equivalent rainfall; snow occasionally falls but rarely in heavy bouts. July is the warmest and wettest month, the corresponding numbers are 27.8 °C (82.0 °F), and 201.3 mm (7.93 in). Temperature Inversions are common occurrences (about 200 days per year

Top Ten Attactions in Jinan

Jinan has a long history which can be dated back to 2000 years before. There are numerous historical relics and cultural sites. Famous attractions in Jinan including the ancient Great wall, Baotu Spring, Daming Lake and the Thousand Buddha Mountain. Here are some famous attractions in Jinan.

 

Baotu Spring ParkBaotu Spring Park

Jinan AttractionsDaming Lake Park

QianfoshanQianfoshan

Shandong Provincial MuseumShandong Provincial Museum

Quancheng SquareQuancheng Square

Confucius Temple    Confucius Temple

Four Gates PagodaFour Gates Pagoda

GLingyan Temple Lingyan Temple

Wufeng Mountain Wufeng Mountain

Paomaling Wildlife ParkPaomaling Wildlife Park

 

Jinan Public Transport

Jinan is positioned at the intersection of two major railways: The Jinghu Railway that runs from Beijing to Shanghai is the major north-south backbone of the railway system in eastern China. In Jinan, it intersects with the Jiaoji Railway that connects Jinan to the sea port of Qingdao to the east. In addition, the Hanji Railway connects Jinan to the city of Handan (Hebei Province) in the west. Within Shandong Province, the Jinghu Railway connects Jinan with the cities of Dezhou, Tai'an, Jining, and Zaozhuang; the Jiaoji Railway provides a link to the cities of Zibo, Qingdao, and Weifang; the Hanji Railway serves the cities of Yancheng and Liaocheng.

 

Jinan Public Transport By Air

Jinan Public Transport By Trains

Jinan Public Transport By Bus

Jinan Public Transport By Taxi

Jinan Public Transport By Bike

Jinan Public Transport By Motorbike

Top Ten Hotels in Jinan

Jinan is the capital city of Shandong Province. It is the political and cultural center of Shandong. You can easily find a nice hotel or restaurants in Jinan city. Here are the hotels recommended by Trip advisor:

 

Tianfa Csohoh Business Hotel Tianfa Csohoh Business Hotel

Nan Jiao Hotel Nan Jiao Hotel

Shandong Hotel Shandong Hotel

Crowne Plaza HotelCrowne Plaza Hotel

Jinjiang InnJinjiang Inn

Sofitel Silver Plaza JinanSofitel Silver Plaza Jinan

C. Sohoh Business C. Sohoh Business

Shandong News Hotel Shandong News Hotel

Grace InnGrace Inn

7 Days Inn7 Days Inn

 

Famous Food in Jinan

Jinan cuisine is famous for its scrumptious, aromatic, fresh and pure dishes. The methods of cooking employed in the preparation of these local foods include deep-frying, grilling, frying and stir-frying but the food is non-greasy. Nutritious soup is 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. Here are some best selected food:

 

Sesame Paste Cake Sesame Paste Cake

Large Intestine of Nine Turns Pig Large Intestine of Nine Turns Pig

Xin Xin Sa Porridge Xin Xin Sa Porridge

Spiral CakeSpiral Cake

Braised Chicken Braised Chicken

Roast Pork Roast Pork

Jinan famous food Cooked Pear

 	Caobao Stuffed Buns Caobao Stuffed Buns

 

Top Ten Restaurants in Jinan

Jinan cuisine is famous for its scrumptious, aromatic, fresh and pure dishes. The methods of cooking employed in the preparation of these local foods include deep-frying, grilling, frying and stir-frying but the food is non-greasy. Nutritious soup is an important feature of Jinan cuisine while shallot and garlic are widely used to create delicious flavors.

 

Huiquan RestaurantHuiquan Restaurant

Ju Feng De RestaurantJu Feng De Restaurant

Jinan RestaurantsDaming Hu Restaurant

Jinan RestaurantsWeishan Hu Restaurant

Jinan RestaurantsNanmen Dajie

 

Jinan Restaurants You Xuan

Jinan RestaurantsSpring Roll

Jinan Restaurants Wuren Bao

Jinan RestaurantsDelicacies Street

Jinan EatingSu Wei Ping Sheng Restaurant

 

 

Things to Do in Jinan

In Jinan, you can have a very relaxing time. Although the nightlife in Jinan is not well developed, it is still a way for people to relax and make friends after a hard days work. According to a recent survey, Jinan's nightlife is made up of four basic types. They are the Square Nightlife, based around Quancheng Square, Food Nightlife, focused on the roadside stands and outdoor BBQs, Shopping Nightlife, based in department stores, supermarkets and the markets, and Recreational Nightlife in clubs and dance halls.

Jinan pubs Karaoke clubs (KTV)

Jinan pubs and barsA Mi Guo

Jinan pubs and bars Hao Le Di

Jinan nightlife MBOX

Jinan barsNo.23 Club

Jinan bars Mingquge Teahouse

Jinan barsUBC Coffee

Jinan barsManabe

Jinan bars Box Bar

Jinan barsMore Bar

 

 

 

Jinan Shopping Places

Shopping is for some a great enjoyment when traveling. Besides visiting the tourist attractions, you can have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs. As the capital city of Shandong Province, Jinan is a venue for products from the whole province. In the shopping malls, souvenir stores or the street stands, you may be sure to find something that will serve as a pleasant reminder of your visit here.

Jinan shoppingQuancheng Lu

What to buy in JinanDaguan Yuan

Jinan shoppingRenmin Shangchang

Jinan shoppingSouth Gate areas

Jinan shoppingYingxiong Shan Culture Market

 

Jinan shopping Luokou Clothes Market

 

 

 

Jinan Travel Tips

1.Is it a good time to visit Jinan in early Dec? Is Daming Lake or Baotu spring frozen? Can still take boat ride on Daming Lake? Is it snowing between 30/11 to 4/12

2.Daming Lake will be frozen in winter and you can see ice in water. Baotu Spring will not.

3. The spring come from underground and the temperature seems to be 18C all year round. You can see something like fog and steam over the spring in winter.

4. The 7th China Garden Expo will open on September 22 in Jinan, capital city of Shandong Province. The admission ticket is priced at CNY60. Well, the sightseeing buses and boats will charge extra fees.