Centering around springs, Baotu Spring Park is a natural rock and spring garden unique in ethnic style. Baotu Spring, the best one among the famous 72 springs in Jinan, is hailed as "the first spring under the heaven", the spring water spurts out in three prongs, with water droplets falling around, just like three piles of snow, which is very spectacular. The spring water is very sweet, optimum for making tea, which is limpid in color, rich in aroma, good in taste. Sitting under the "Watching Crane Pavilion" in the east side of the spring with a cup of tea in hand, one's mind will fly faraway and hates to leave.
Throughout history, Baotu Spring Park is the performing place for talk-show and local opera. During the weekend, some classical pieces of Peking Opera, such as "seeking a rich son-in-law" and "watch-Yangtze River pavilion", will be performed under the "White Snow Building". Tourists can also enjoy some local special opera here, like Lü Ju and Liuzi Opera.
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, you can visit Daming Lake，Baotu Spring Park and Thousand Buddha Mountain in one day on your own. Daming Lake and Baotu Spring Park are just in the city center. You can take bus No.41 at Daming Lake Station, and get off at East Gate of Baotu Spring Station, duration of about 8 minutes. From Baotu Spring Park to Thousand Buddha Mountain, you can take bus No.K51, get off at dormitory of Dazhong Daily Newspaper Station, then transfer bus No.137 to Thousand Buddha Moutain. Sorry, the show at white snow building is organized by opera enthusiasts, and it is performed aperiodically. There are many hot springs in Jinan, and open to the public, but with different ticket price. For more information about Jinan Tour, you can click here:http://www.chinahighlights.com/jinan/tours.htm .Alice Cai Replied on 2012-08-03