As the fourth largest city in Shandong, Weifang has long been famous for its handicrafts. It is the largest production and distribution area for kites and the Annual Board of Yangjiabu in China. Moreover, Weifang boasts many agricultural products, such as hawthorn, walnut, and juicy peach, which you can buy in the markets. In Weifang, buying a kite as a souvenir is very special as the kites here are unique.
The Kite. About 2,300 years ago, the first kite was created in Shandong Province. The first kites were made with bamboo frames and were covered with paper and silk in the Tang Dynasty. Now, people have developed this handicraft, and kites have become lighter and lighter, more exquisite, and more colorful. In China, people consider kites to hold good wishes and beautiful dreams, and are closely related to the lives of the Chinese. Thus, in the kite capital of Weifang, kites are the ideal souvenirs for friends and relatives.
Chinese name:风筝 Fengzheng/ fnng-jnng/
Where to Buy
Address: 68 Minzhu Street, Hanting area 寒亭区民主街68号
Transportation:Take city bus No. 6, 8, 12, 33, 35, 50, 52, 55, or 59 and get off at Bus Station (汽车站站).
With a history of more than 500 years, the Yangjiabu New Year Painting is one of the three famous wood engravings lunar New Year’s painting in China. The Yangjiabu New Year Painting is used to bless the family and friends during the Spring Festival (the most important festival in China). There are many subjects for the Yangjiabu New Year Painting, such as flowers, birds, animals, beauties, landscapes, and characters from myths and legends.
Chinese name: 杨家埠木板年画 Yangjiabu Muban Nianhua/ yang-jyah-boo Moo-ban nyen-hwah/
Place to Buy
Address:68 Minzhu Street, Hanting area 寒亭区民主街68号
Transportation: Take city bus No. 6, 8, 12, 33, 35, 50, 52, 55, or 59 and take off at Bus Station (汽车站站).
Kof Tower is an old-style department store in Weifang that has many chain stores in the city. You can find many branded products in this department store, and it is good for entertainment and finding accommodations.
Chinese name:中百大厦 Zhongbai Dasha/ jong-beye da-sha/
Address:233 Shengli West Street, Weicheng District 潍城区胜利西街233号
Transportation:Take city bus 1, 5, 6, 10, 12, 18, 26, 31, 33, 35, or 77 and take off at Kof Tower Station (中百大厦百货大楼站).
Sliver Plaza is a famous chain store in Shandong. As a comprehensive department store, this plaza sells daily necessities, brand name clothing and watches, and other branded products.
Chinese name:银座商场 Yinzuo Shangcheng/ yin-zwor shang-chnng/
Address:West Shengli Street, Beihai Road, Kuiwen District 奎文区北海路胜利街口西
Transportation:Take city bus 10, 17, 18, 20, 28 or 77 and take off at Fengzheng Guangchang Station (风筝广场站).