Weifang Travel Guide

Weifang, renowned as the world capital of kites, is a rising tourism city in East China’s Shandong Province. It is the headquarters of the International Kite Federation and hosts the International Kite Festival every year. This tranquil and clean city is the transport juncture of Shandong Peninsula, and is located 183 kilometers west of Jinan (the capital city of Shandong Province) and 410 kilometers northwest of Beijing. Weifang lies against Yi Mountain to the south, faces Bohai Sea to the north, and borders the famous coastal cities Qingdao and Yantai to the east.

Weifang has a long history. Human inhabitation of Weifang dates back to the Neolithic period. It is the hometown of many well-known figures, including Emperor Shun of the Three Sovereigns and the Five Emperors period, the politician Yan Ying of the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC to 476 BC), the Confucian scholar Zheng Xuan of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD to 220 AD), the agriculturist Jia Simiao of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386 AD to 534 AD), and the artist Zhang Zeduan of the North Song Dynasty (960 AD to 1127 AD), whose masterpiece Along the River during the Qingming Festival is displayed in the Imperial Palace of Beijing.

Rich history endows Weifang with thousands of cultural relic sites and ancient buildings and stone inscriptions. Among them, three are under national protection and twenty-seven are under provincial protection, including Shihu Garden (from the Late Ming and early Qing Dynasties), Fangong Pavilion (from the Song Dynasty), fossil sites (including dinosaur fossils in Shanwang, Linqu), the Yangjiabu Folk Grand Viewing Garden (the woodcut New Year Painting from Yangjiabu are well known), and the Old Dragon Spring.

Weifang is a historical city in the handcraft industry of China and has gained equal fame with Suzhou of Zhejiang Province since the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. It was China’s largest kite and Chinese woodcut New Year painting producing area and distribution center during the past dynasties. The folk-custom and the technique of kite and Chinese woodcut New Year painting are well-preserved and are concentrated in Weifang. With abundant folk-custom resources, Weifang has promoted itself as the first and an influential folk-custom tour destination since the 1980s, and attracts many tourists from other places in China and abroad every year.

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Sebastien 2012-03-04
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Hello, I am in Weifang just a few days and I am looking for a shop for a tailor made suit, but not so expensive. I read that there is a street called "tailor street" neat the Tehnological market, but I did not find it. Could you maybe help me with an adress? Thank you
Hello Sebastien, I’m so sorry that there is no street in Weifang called Tailor Street, but there is a street with many tailor’s shops called Xingzheng Street near Technological market, perhaps the locals call it tailor Street. The Xingzheng Street is in the Kuiwen District of Weifang. When you go out of the Technological market, cross the Shengli East Street, then go north along with Yuanfei Road, walk for about 350 meters, you will see Xingzheng Street on your right. Hope this helps. Doris Huang replied on 2012-03-06
Hello Sebastian, The street you want is off Shengli East Street. It is called Yu He Lu. As you head out of Weifang downtown, away from the rainbob bridge, heading West. Turn right into Yu He Lu. guest replied on 2012-07-16
BASKA 2011-11-16
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HOW MUCH COST OF TRAIN TO BEIJING TO JINAN, JINAN TO WEIFANG AND TO WEIFANG TO YANTAI AND YANTAI TO QINGDAO, AND QINGDAO TO JINAN, JINAN TO BEIJING, I NEED MORE COST INFORMATION, PLEASE HELP ME, LOOKING FORWARD YOUR REPLY, I WANNA CHOOSE THESE BY BUS OR TRAIN
Hi Baska, The train from Beijing to Jinan cost US$50 per person for second class seat. Please click here to see the train tickets price and book it online. http://www.chinatravel.com/china-travel-tools/china-trains/ Michael Hu replied on 2011-11-17
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