Jinan Baili Yellow River Scenic Area
Jinan Baili Yellow River Scenic Area is adjacent to the northern part of Jinan City. The south gate of the Scenic Area is directly connected to Jinan City's central axis - Jilu Road, south to the north of the Second Ring Road, Jinan-Qinghai Expressway "zero" point and Jinan-Fuzhou Expressway Xixia Pass near the Scenic Area.
At the 2008 China Yellow River Tourism Conference, Jinan Baili Yellow River Scenic Area was named "50 Scenic Spots of the Yellow River in China".
Jinan Baili Yellow River Scenic Area, with landscape tourism, ecological tourism, cultural tourism, sports and fitness tourism as the main body, integrates engineering landscape, waterscape landscape, ecological landscape, natural landscape, human landscape, as an ecological cultural theme garden. Its engineering landscape is known as the Yellow River embankment, dangerous worker, culvert, etc. of China's "Great Wall on Water", and the Yellow River as "suspended river".
Jinan Baili Yellow River Scenic Area has convenient transportation. The overall planning area is about 990 hectares, which is one of the key plans of the Yellow River Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources. In 2003, it was named "National Water Conservancy Scenic Spot" by the Ministry of Water Resources, and in 2009 it was rated as national AAA-level tourist attraction.
The central scenic spot is dense with flowers and grass, lush forests, great banks of dikes, hanging over rivers, dams flying, magnificent momentum. Not only can we appreciate the Yellow River embankments, dangerous workers, sluices and other engineering landscapes known as China's "Great Wall on Water", but also we can experience the great feeling above the "suspended river". Water scenery is especially good: in dry season, quiet waves are smooth and mirror-like; when floods rise, turbid waves empty, whirlpools ring. Standing on the lofty levee, we can see the beautiful scenery of Lishan (Qianfo Mountain) in the south, the verdant mountains and the beautiful scenery of Quancheng. We can roam among them, pavilions and pine stones, change scenery step by step, listen to the waves in the face of the wind, and feel relaxed and happy. Wild birds such as wild ducks, water ducks, grey herons, egrets, grey cranes, white cranes and swans are abundant in the Yellow River Wetland Nature Reserve. In addition, the scenic spot has profound cultural connotations. It is a memorial for Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and other party and state leaders to inspect the Yellow River. Jinan "Qiyan Nine Points" Queshan, Huashan and Yaoshan are nestled by the mother river. The Autumn Picture of Magpie by Zhao Mengfu, a painter of the Yuan Dynasty, describes the beautiful scenery of the Huanghe River in Wankou. In addition, the 100-year-old railway bridge with jade belt, cable-stayed highway bridge and Wankou Gudu floating bridge add some charm to the old Mother River and form a unique natural landscape of the scenic spot.
II. Exploitation and Utilization of Tourism Resources
Large ecological forests are planted in the silt-backed area of the Yellow River, including 100 mu Eucommia ulmoides orchard, 100 mu nursery, 100 mu agricultural sightseeing picking garden and 1000 mu Ginkgo biloba orchard. At present, the green coverage rate of scenic spots reaches 97%, and the green area reaches more than 40 square kilometers. Now, the scenic spot has reached the standard of three seasons with flowers and four seasons with evergreen, and has become a veritable "sky garden".
The first Yellow River Culture and Art Festival and International Sand Sculpture Art Exhibition, Lion King Competition between North and South, Palatine Car Rally Competition, etc. were successfully held in Jinan by utilizing existing resources to carry out characteristic tourism projects. The quality development of College students, self-service barbecue, beach horse racing and large-scale historical and cultural picture exhibition of the Yellow River were completed successively. It integrates humanistic landscape with modern tourism projects skillfully, meets the multi-level cultural needs of tourists and expands the development space of tourism market.
3. Tourism Market Development
Tourist groups in scenic spots mainly come from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Guangdong and other regions, as well as from Japan, Korea, Europe and the United States and other countries. Since 2003, the scenic spots have received more than 1.5 million tourists from home and abroad, and more than 200,000 tourists annually. Through the Yellow River Tour, we can enjoy the splendid national cultural relics and the charming natural scenery of the Yellow River in Jinan. It has become a tourist hotline for overseas Chinese to seek roots and understand Chinese culture. It is a necessary place for foreign tourists to travel to Jinan. It is also an important window for people to know, understand and experience the Yellow River.
4, 111, 114 to Pikou Station, 500 meters ahead to the side of the upper Yellow River dam, turn left along the road to reach the scenic gate.