Jinan is the central city of China's middle reaches of the Yellow River region. As the provincial capital of Shandong Province, it is also the political, economic, science and technology, culture, education, tourism center and the regional financial center of the region. Jinan belongs to warm temperate continental monsoon climate zone with four distinct seasons and full sunshine and with the annual average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius. Known as the "City of Springs", the city is a popular tourist destination among domestic and foreign visitors. The four famous springs in the city are: Baotu Spring, Black Tiger Spring, Pearl Spring and Wulongtan.
Jinan is a historical city with a history of some 2,000 years and is famed for its numerous relics. During the tour to Jinan, there are three destinations must-see: Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake Park and Thousand-Buddha Mountain. Baotu Spring is the best among the 72 springs in Jinan City. The beautiful landscapes of pavilions and buildings in willows and shades, lotus full of ponds in the Daming Lake form and create a poetry feeling and painting realm naturally. Thousand-Buddha Mountain, known as "the No, 1 mountain in Jinan", is a famous religious attraction with large scale of green coverage.