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Jinan travel guide

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You're Going to Love Jinan

Known in China as the "City of Springs", the beautiful city of Jinan is built around Daming Lake. A great base to explore Shandong province, Jinan offers a blend of energy, history, and tranquility at its natural springs.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Jinan

When to Visit Jinan

The best time to visit Jinan is probably in the fall. Organizing a trip between September and early December will let you enjoy mild weather and the crowds shouldn't be too large either.

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How to Get to Jinan

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Where to Stay in Jinan

Central Jinan is packed with luxury accommodation options, but standouts include the modern Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza and the Sheraton Jinan Hotel.

Popular Neighborhoods in Jinan

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How to Get Around Jinan

The Cost of Living in Jinan

Shopping Streets

The best places to shop are the Culture Market (which specializes in artisan crafts and artworks) and the Technology Market, which offers a dizzying variety of high-tech goods.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Jinan include Xinming, Kangsheng, and Hualian, and a gallon of milk will cost around ¥50.

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Where to Eat in Jinan

Jinan has its own spin on Lu Cai cuisine, featuring a heavy emphasis on soups. Lǔxī'nán Flavor Restaurant is a good place to sample local dishes, Quanjude focuses on roasted duck, while Guihe in the Crowne Plaza offers a blend of western and Chinese food. Expect to pay around ¥50-70 for a good meal, and much less for street food.

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