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Jining Travel Guide, China

Jining, Travel Guide – Location

Jining is an important industrial city located in eastern China on the banks of Nanyang Lake. Jining travel guide makes a complete description of this picturesque location and its surroundings.

Jining, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

In Jining the landscape is rather flat dominated by low plains with small marshy areas, but surrounded by low hills and mountains which create a unique picture. The presence of the Grand Canal also makes a strong impression especially due to its long and active history.

Climate here is temperate monsoon characterized by warm weather and by the presence of four distinct seasons. Within the city temperatures rarely go down bellow -4ºC in winter and above 27ºC in summer creating excellent conditions for a perfect vacation. Precipitations are not distributed evenly so the wettest part of the year is during summer while winter tends to be quite dry.

The fresh water resources of the city are mainly represented by underground reserves while the nearby Nanyang Lake is mainly used as a recreational spot.

Jining, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

Local flora and fauna is strongly related to topography and climate thus characterized by the presence of a wide variety of plant and tree species. Recreational areas within the city are the main places where one can admire ancient trees, beautifully colored flowers and other decorative plants, green areas created by various landscape architects. Several historic sites also house magnificent traditional gardens with small ponds, beautifully arched bridges, tall cypresses, pines, pistachios and other exotic trees lined along undulating paths and so on.

Fauna is also varied here and is represented by several terrestrial as well as aquatic species like the deer, swans, wild ducks and numerous species of fish found especially in Nanyang Lake and Grand Canal.

Jining, Travel Guide – Population

Jining is one of the largest Chinese cities, housing about 8 million people, mostly of Han origin. The main ethnic minorities in the city are the Hui, Manchu and Mongolian, none of them numbering more than 50.000 people. Most of the inhabitants are males and have a high level of education, which is an important factor for the local employing companies, the unemployment remaining under 3,5%.

Jining, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

Jining is the home of a great culture, memorable personalities and unique traditions. Due to its location by the Grand Canal this place has always been a meeting point between north and south, a place where traditions and customs met and developed Jining into the great city we find today. Religion is another aspect of local culture, strongly related to Buddhism and its imposing temples, nowadays highly appreciated tourist attractions as well as pilgrimage places.

Jining, Travel Guide – Transport

You can reach Jining by plane arriving on Jining Airport which is located about half an hour away from the city, the airport making good connections especially with other Chinese cities like Beijing or Taiyuan. Modern expressways are also a good option for tourists here, facilitating access from the city to the major scenic spots located in the surrounding area.

Within the city tourists can travel by bus which connects all major tourist attractions throughout the city, by taxi which is very handy and tricycle. The tricycles and small carriages are very popular among locals and visitors too due to their uniqueness, tourists finding them in every scenic spot or other places in the city.

Jining, Travel Guide – Festivals

The main such events in Jining are the Dragon Boat Festival which is held in all major cities in China, celebrating an ancient poet, the Mid Autumn Festival which is held every August and praises the moon, the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival. The Spring Festival is usually celebrated with the family which gathers for an evening together with numerous traditional treats and beautiful customs while the Lantern Festival takes place on the streets with thousands of multicolored lanterns and fireworks.

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