Jinan • China
Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza
Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza opened in 1999. 356 spacious guest rooms equipped wit...
A stroll through the pastoral gardens of the Baotu Spring hot springs will prove this, as you enjoy an afternoon of relaxation, with just the lapping of the water as your background noise ... Then continue your quest for serenity by taking the road to the unmissable Daming Lake. Who could possibly not succumb to the intense poetry of the floating lotus flowers? How could you not be carried away by the gentle lines of its stone bridges? Even more impressive is Thousand Buddha Mountain, Qianfoshan, with its gigantic, smiling Buddha, standing twenty meters tall. It makes for a vivid testament to the Chinese enthusiasm for Buddhism; it is literally impossible to count the number of Buddha images to be found on the site. You can however be sure that the cave of Wanfo Dong, and its statues carved into the rock, will leave their mark on everyone. The highlight of the spectacle offered by Jinan and its surroundings remains the terracotta warriors who enthrall by their sheer number and the attention to detail they show off. Shandong museum will give you a fantastic insight into this powerful historical legacy with its collection of Neolithic pottery, jade jewelry and sculptures of warriors. And, like a snub to this wealth of history, the city of Jinan has an impressive shopping center, especially Wanda Plaza. This is the perfect place to mingle in with the everyday lives of Jinan's residents, and enjoy a thoroughly modern shopping break, in this town steeped in history and traditions.