Situated in the center of Jinan City in the Daming Lake scenic spot, Daming Lake is one of the three symbols of Jinan with the Baotu Spring and the Thousand-Buddha Hill.
Daming Lake is a natural lake formed after all springs converge. The spring was flowed into by the south bank, was built in the north water valve on the north bank and flowed out since Song Dynasty when water is full, formed by waterproof igneous rock in the lakebed, therefore "the permanent rain does not rise, do not dry up long and on land" in the lake water, mystery ecological naturally that has "snake disappears, the frog does not chirp".
In 13 century, the Italian traveler, Mark Polo marveled here as "what a beautiful landscape of lake and rocks." In the center of the lake perches the Lixia Pavilion.
Daming Lake Park is 86 hectares, 46 hectares of lake surfaces among them. Depth of water in Daming Lake is average 2 meters. Lake have Lixia Pavilion, upon which hangs the horizontal name scroll written by an ancient emperor and the vertical scroll, "Old is the pavilion in central China and many are celebrities in Jinan", written by Du Fu. The glistening light of waves of lake water is clear, the fish dive that the kite flies, the pleasure-boat walks. Many lotuses all over growing from ancient times in Daming Lake, the lakeside weeping willow is in accordance with depending on, the flowers and trees are luxuriant and well-spaced, "three pieces of willow of lotus on four sides, lake of half a city of color of mountain of a city" is the best portrayal of her scenery.