Daming Lake

(Cont’ from Jinan page)

There are also temples, bridges and little islands to discover, with boat rides, and a nightly lightshow. The Dragon Boat Festival is a yearly cultural celebration that takes place every May/June with a highly anticipated Dragon Boat Race on the Daming Lake. Today, 8.4 million of the city residents unanimously chose to recycle water 200km away from the Yellow River to conserve the Spring water.

Located in the center of Jinan, Daming Lake is at the top of the city’s natural and cultural landmarks. Every evening, old and young come out for a stroll along the banks of the lake under the willow tree breeze. The lake is surrounded by many traditional Chinese bridges and pavilions.  It is famous for many of its lotus flowers, which bloom in the summer. Climb to the Chaoran Tower on the eastern end of the lake for a sweeping view of the entire city. On perfect summer evenings, Daming Lake plays host to a spectacular water and light show that celebrates the history and culture of Jinan and Shandong. If you get the chance in great weather, you may see groups of retirees gather to practice singing, dancing and Tai Chi.

Location: 271 Daminghu Road, Lixia District, Jinan

More info:

  • Tickets: Free
  • Hours: 7am to 7pm

Chaoran Tower: 8am to 5pm

Moat Cruise: 7am to 5pm

Daming Lake Underwater World 9am to 5pm

  • Average time spent: 1.5 hour
  • Transportation: Bus – Bus No. 39 Road Zhuxi Village Station
  • Seasonal: Lotus show July 15th to August 30th

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