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The most famous Spring in Jinan: Baotu Spring  
   

The most famous Spring in Jinan: Baotu Spring

Bao Tu means "jumping and leaping" in Chinese. The water in the spring pool can be seen foaming and gushing, looking like a pot of boiling water. The spring was visited by the Emperor Qian Long (1711–1799) of the Qing dynasty who declared it "the best spring under the heaven"
Jinan: this is what China looks like in 2015.

January 4th 2015
Happy New Year from China! Becky and I seized a rare opportunity of having a couple of days off at the same time to hop on the Chinese fast train (305km/hour) to Jinan, Shandong Province, some 450km away from Beijing. You’ve never heard of Jinan? Well, me neither before 2015! Jinan is actually the capital city of Shandong Province, an attractive area of China mostly famous for 3 other places ... read more
Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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