Jinan Travel Guide

Ji'nan, the city of springs, is the capital of Shandong Province. It is a large city near China's east coast. The dominant industries in Ji'nan are metallurgy and oil refining.

Mount Tai, Jinan Travel GuideGeographic Features

Taishan Mountain, one of China's "sacred" mountains is located south of Jinan, in the north is the Yellow River. Ji'nan enjoys a temperate continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. The city receives an average annual rainfall of 650-700 millimeters and the average annual temperature of 14 C (54F).


Ji'nan has a population of 5.69 million, 98.31 percent are Han nationality, while 1.62 per cent is of the Hui ethnic group. The main religion here is Buddhism and Taoism.


The history of Jinan fades back into remote antiquity. As long ago as more than 5,000 years, people worked and lived on this beautiful and richly endowed land. According to legend, Shun, a chief of the Dongyi People, once lived at the foot of Mount Lishan. Jinan has had different names throughout history. In 1368 it became the provincial capital.