An Overview of Jinan

Named for its location south of the Ji River, Jinan, the capital of northeast China’s Shandong province, is also known as the “City of Springs” thanks to 72-odd natural artesian springs bubbling up through the same limestone that forms nearby Tai Shan, a sacred Taoist mountain and major regional attraction. Jinan is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China. The area of present-day Jinan has played an important role in the history of the region from the earliest beginnings of civilization and has evolved into a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub. The city, which holds sub-provincial administrative status, is located in north-western Shandong about 400 kilometres (250 mi) south of the national capital of Beijing.

The city’s greatest claim to fame is its distinction as the home of lu cai (Shandong cuisine), one of the eight great culinary traditions of China. Jinan loves to eat, and it also loves to celebrate, a fact that makes it a great place to witness many of China’s traditional festivals.

Religion in Jinan

Jinan is also renowned as a center of culture and religion. Buddhism has long thrived in and around Jinan, as evidenced by regional ancient temples like Lingyan Temple and Four Gates Pagoda as well as the nearby sacred  mountain of Tai Shan.

Would you pray that God would send more laborers to this city and country to lift His name high?

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