When is the best/cheapest time to visit Jinan?
The summers in Jinan tend to be very hot, whilst the winters in this city are very cold. Accordingly, the peak season for travel here is springtime, with autumn coming a close second. These tend to be the best times for enjoying the temperate weather and for getting out and about to see the sights of the city. However because of this, flights during these peak seasons are usually more expensive. Keep your eyes peeled for cheap last minute deals during the peak seasons, or opt to travel off-peak to ensure that you pay less for your flight to Jinan. If you want to experience some authentic Chinese festivities, then why not visit the city during Chinese New Year?
Why visit Jinan?
Some of the main sights to explore in Jinan are its springs and waterways, indeed this city is known as the 'City of Springs'. These springs converge in the beautiful Danin Lake. Spend some time strolling beside these peaceful waterways, and make sure to check out the shimmering Blue Dragon Pool. There are also plenty of historic Buddhist sites in the city, perhaps the most famous of which is the Four Gates Pagoda. The Shandong Provincial Museum, situated in a stunning mountain foothill, is the province's largest museum and contains lots of historical artefacts as well as natural treasures.