The capital of Shandong Province on the East Coast of China, Jinan is worth more than a mere stopover. Known as the “City of Springs” Jinan's picturesque scenery and astonishing natural landmarks are destined to leave you in awe. Take a visit to Thousand Buddha Hill where images up to 1,300 years old are carved into the mountain rock. Don’t miss Mount Tai - one of the world’s oldest mountains and a UNESCO World Culture and Natural Heritage site. Jinan also serves as the gateway to Qufu, homeland of Confucius, whose 5th century BC philosophy remains influential today. Be sure to explore the world's largest Confucian temple, the 400-room family mansion and the family cemetery, containing 30,000 trees from around China.