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Daming Lake, Jinan

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Regarded as the city's must-see spot, Daming Lake offers boat and yacht rides between plant-rich islands. Formed by a number of surrounding springs, the lake has a constant water level regardless of heavy rains or drought, making it very unique in geographical terms. Watch the swaying willows on the shoreline or observe the serene scenery in one of many majestic pavilions. In the middle of the lake you can find a fountain centerpiece built in 1985 which shoots jets of water more than 100 m (328 ft) high. Besides appreciating nature, you can also visit many Buddhist and Taoist temples nearby. Make Daming Lake part of your personalized Jinan itinerary using our Jinan itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Jinan

True to form as a transport hub, Jinan offers a wide range and variety of accommodations. Luxurious hotels tend to group in the chic southeastern part of the city, with surprisingly affordable options in this trendy area of town. Many major international chains are represented in the city, as well as plenty of places to choose from in the low-budget category. A number of hotels and guesthouses cluster near the train station, offering great proximity to onward transport connections, but not to the major tourist sites. Daming Lake and Wuliou Residential District also have a number of budget hotels.
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  • Day 2 of our trip to Jinan. The lake was not too far from the Sofitel hotel and the way there is through the old town. We took a taxi first, was about RMB 12 from Sofitel. The lake is very scenic. On ...  more »
  • One of the top attractions in Jinan city center. It is a place for relaxation and leisure stroll. Take time to walk through the sideways and visits the gardens.  more »
  • Daming Lake is a good place for a stroll. In addition to the lake itself, you'll see people dancing, doing martial arts, photographing brides, playing musical instruments or singing. One part of the l...  more »