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World's Best Spring Scenic Area, Jinan

(济南市天下第一泉景区 jǐ nán tiān xià dì yī quán jǐng qū)

Baotu Spring [Photo/VCG]

The World’s Best Spring Scenic Area, located in Jinan, known as the “City of Springs” and the capital of Shandong province, is composed of one river (the moat), one lake (Daming Lake), and three springs (Baotu Spring, Black Tiger Spring and Five Dragon Pool).

The scenic area, covering 3 square kilometers, gathers more than 70 springs, including the most famous ones: Baotu Spring, Black Tiger Spring and Five Dragon Pool. Of all the springs in Jinan, Baotu Spring stands out as it throws up water several meters in the air, a scene that has always been the first of the eight must-sees in Jinan since the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The spring water that pours out also forms the moat and Daming Lake.

Besides the beautiful natural landscape, the area also has a profound historic and cultural heritage, with ancient walls, temples, gardens, mansions and gardens dating back to the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming and Qing dynasties, such as the former residence of Li Qingzhao (1084-1151), one of the leading female poets of the Song Dynasty (960-1127).

This scenic area has been a landmark in Jinan for generations and one of the most popular places to visit in the city.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Opening Hours:
Baotu Spring and Five Dragon Pool: 7 am – 7 pm from April 10 to Oct 9
                                                    7 am – 6 pm from Oct 10 to April 9
Daming Lake: 5 am – 10 pm
Black Tiger Spring and the moat: All day long

Ticket Price:
Baotu Spring: 40 yuan ($5.80)
Five Dragon Pool: 5 yuan
Black Tiger Spring, Daming Lake and the moat: Free

Baotu Spring: No1 Baotuquan South Road, Shizhong district, Jinan, Shandong province
Black Tiger Spring: No 3 Banbian Street, Lixia district, Jinan, Shandong province
Five Dragon Pool: No 18 Kuangshi Street, Tianqiao district, Jinan, Shandong province
Daming Lake: No 271 Daminghu Road, Jinan, Shandong province

Website: (Chinese)

1. Be careful not to fall into the water.
2. Schedule your tour in advance.
3. Buy travel insurance.

Five Dragon Pool [Photo/VCG]
Daming Lake [Photo/VCG]


Last Updated: Dec 17, 2018

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