Jining Overview

Chinese Name: 济宁 English IPA: /dʒɪ nɪŋ/ Location: Southwestern Shandong province, China Population (city): 8,354,400 Language: Mandarin, Jining dialect Zip code: 272000 Tel code: 0537 Time zone: UTC+8

Jining has a long history of culture and is one of the important birthplace of eastern civilization. Rulers of remote antiquity traces were left here, like the early ancestor Fuxi. In the Spring and Autumn period, and the Warring States period, the Chinese five saints in history appeared here and first created the Confucian culture which is extremely important for the development of China’s social and history. Later, famous and influential people like Zhu Geliang were born here as well. Owing to its long history and profound cultural deposits, as well as splendid tourist sites like Yishan Mountain, Ni Mountain, Shimen Mountain, Fenxiang Mountain, Liangshan, etc. Li Jining attracts numerous visitors to from home and abroad.


  • Birthplace Place of Confucian Culture: The well-known Confucian thought and the sage Confucius originated here. It is visited by numerous people who want to know more about the culture and those who are integrated in.
  • World Heritage Sites: Confucian template, Confucian mansion, Cemetery of Confucius, and The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal has been listed in the world heritage list by UNESCO.
  • Minority Culture: Except Han nationality, there are other 38 minority groups in Jining, with the most of Hui Nationality. Ethnic groups like Miao, Buyi, Zhuang, Korean, Yi, etc.together create various minority culture.

Other Destinations in Jining

Jining Attractions

Jining is one of the most concentrated areas of humanistic landscape in China. There are many places of interest and historic sites in Jining, including 9 national key cultural relics protection units, 60 provincial key cultural relics protection units, and 145 municipal-level key cultural relics protection units. The Confucian Temple, the Confucius Family Mansion, the Confucian Confucius Cemetery and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in Jining are listed as World Heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [...]

More Jining Attractions >>

Jining Tours

There are different kinds of scenic and scenery spots in Jining, and all of them scatters in different places of Jining. Therefore, it is necessary for you to map out your tour routes to visit more attractions within tour time. Jining tours part would offer you more detailed information that could help you when you are making your tour route. First, Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, is a must-see place where you could experience the Confucian culture. The Confucian Temple, the Confucius [...]

Climate & When to Go

Summer sees south wind, and it is impacted by tropical maritime air mass so high temperature and rainy days are normal. Winter experiences north wind, and it is influenced by continental polar air so it welcomes sunny but cold days. The spring and autumn are the two seasons for atmospheric circulation adjustment period, appearing with dry windy spring and quick return of warmth. Autumn is cool, but sometimes cloudy or rainy weather appears. Abundant natural resources of light energy is the outstanding [...]

More Jining Climate & When to Go >>


Jining transportation offers you information about how to reach Jining and what vehicles you could choose while visiting here. How to Get & Leave There Aviation Jining Qufu Airport Located in Zhifang Town, Jiaxiang County, Jining Qufu Airport is 24 miles far from Jining city proper. With its location north to the Jinan Airport, it plays an important role to the tourism routes of “one mountain, one spring and one sage” for tourism in Shandong. Acting as a significant air bridge connecting the hometown [...]

More Jining Transportation >>

Festivals and Activities

Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival Time: September 26th -- October 10th Holding Venue: Qufu, the hometown of Confucius Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival is one of the 14 grand tourist festivals in China. It is a grand, colorful and comprehensive festival which integrates commemorative activities, communication of culture, tourism and academic discussion together. Yishan Mountain Temple Fair The temple fair falls twice a year: spring and autumn. The one holding in spring is much more grand. It falls on lunar February 2nd. Sometimes, it attracts [...]

More Jining Festivals and Activities >>

Travel Tips

Useful Numbers City Code: 0537 Zip Code: 272000 Fire: 119 Ambulance: 120 Police: 110 Weather Forecast: 121 Jining Tourist Complaints: 0537-2235006 Tourist Inquiries: 0537-2176316, 2222409 Shandong Tourist Complaints: 0531-82963423 Post Office Jining Post Office Location: No. 133 Guanghe Road, Rebcheng District Tel: 0537-2167639 Qufu Post Office Location: No. 12 Gulou North Street, Qufu Tel: 0537-4414444, 0537-4410678 Hongxing Branch Post Office Location: No. 12 Hongxing Middle Street, Rencheng District Tel: 0537-2353003 Jinxiang Post Office Location: No. 2 Jinshan South Street, Jinxiang County Tel: 0537-8718693 Clothing It is necessary for you to take an umbrella with [...]

More Jining Travel Tips >>

Useful Maps

In order to help tourists not get lost in Jining and have a better travelling experience of Jining, here are some helpful maps, like Jining location map, Jining region map, Jining in China Map, Jining transportation map, Jining tours map, Jining tourist attractions map, Jining location map, Jining region map, Jining in Shandong map, Jining tours map, Jining tourist attractions map, etc. [...]

More Jining Useful Maps >>

Jining Accommodation

More Jining Accommodation >>

Other Hot Destinations in China