Da Ming Lake Tours – Jinan, Shandong Province, China
Da Ming Lake
About this place
In ancient times the local residents of Jinan were confused as to why they couldn’t hear frogs croak or snakes slither at Da Ming Lake. Today science has led the savvy Chinese to discover that this freshwater lake is fed by multiple natural springs throughout Jinan. Therefore Da Ming Lake’s temperature is too cold for the frogs to get hot during mating season. As for the snakes, they’ve found warmer pastures.
Photo: Cui Hong Jiang (崔洪江)
Da Ming Lake is dappled with vendors of ancient classic books and trinkets, a few amusement rides, and the real crown of my trip there, an extremely old Taoist Temple. Be very careful not to take any of the temple’s spirits home with you! You can also rent a paddle boat or simply swing from willow branches weeping over the water edge.
There are gates on every side of the lake area. Admission to the lake is 25 yuan, so spend some time, relax, and make it a worthwhile venture.
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Tours That Go to Da Ming Lake
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Tour Guides for Da Ming Lake