Dezhou Travel Guide

Dezhou Facts

Chinese Name: 德州市 (dé zhōu shì)
Location: Located in the northwest of Shandong Province, Dezhou City neighbors Hebei Province in the north and Shanxi Province in the west. It is in the neighborhood of Jinan, the capital city of Shandong in the south and adjacent to Shengli Oilfield of Dongying City and Jiaodong Peninsular in the east.      

Population: 5,526,600  
Area: 10,356 square kilometers (3,998 square miles) 
Nationalities: Han 
Administrative Division: 1 district (Decheng); 8 counties (Lingxian, Pingyuan, Xiajin, Wucheng, Qihe, Linyi, Ningjin, Qingyun); 2 county-level cities (Leling, Yucheng)  
Seat of the City Government: 64, Dongfanghong Lu, Decheng District 

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0534-2641369
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 200, Tianqu Dong Lu, Decheng District
China Post: 173, Jiefang Nan Lu, Decheng District

Dezhou Attractions - Things to Do

 Tomb of the Sulu East King is a remarkable scenic spot now under state protection in China. It is located in Beiying Village in the north of the city proper. Sulu Kingdom is an ancient Moslem emirate in Sulu Archipelago of the southwestern Philippines. The East King, who was the head of the kingdom, died of illness on his way back from Beijing through Dezhou in 1417. The emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) built the tomb for the king. 

 Other Scenic Spots: Yuwangting Museum, Qianfo Pagoda, Hongtansi Forest Park

How to Get to Dezhou

Situated in the interleaving area between North and East China, the Bohai Sea and the Yellow River Delta, Dezhou boasts great traffic advantages for its location adjacent to the sea and the Yellow River.

It is only one hour's drive from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport and two hours' drive from the Port of Tianjin. Beijing-Shanghai, Shijiazhuang-Dezhou and Handan-Jinan railways run through Dezhou. Additionally, the highways of Beijing-Fuzhou, Jinan-Liaocheng, and Qingdao-Yinchuan run directly through the city. 
Bus Station: 30, Tiexi Nan Lu, Decheng District

 See also Beijing - Dezhou Train

Weather

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Enjoying a warm temperate continental monsoon climate, the city has four distinct seasons with cold and warm, wet and dry periods. Dezhou weather's annual average temperature falls around 13C (55.4F). Spring, summer and autumn are best seasons for sightseeing.

Dezhou Travel Tips

 History: The city's history can be traced back more than four thousand years according to the elaborate articles of black pottery that have been excavated in the area. Yu the Great dredged nine rivers to control flooding and five of the rivers run through it. Dezhou Region was established in 1950 and promoted to being a regional city in 1994.

 Physical Features: It is situated in an alluvial plain formed by the Yellow River. Historically, twice the river channels diverted, and it burst its banks over a thousand times. Therefore, the terrain here is higher in the southwest and lower in the northeast. Uplands, sloping fields, and depressions are the main components of the city's landform.

 Special Local Products: black pottery, Dezhou Braised Chicken, Baodian Duckey Meat, golden thread jujube of Leling City, water melon
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Questions & Answers on Dezhou Travel
Asked by Rayvin from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 17, 2017 23:31Reply
Tomb of the Sulu East King
Hi we will be traveling to Beijing next week and we plan to do a day trip to Dezhou, particularly the Sulu East King tomb. We are planning to take the bullet train from Beijing South Railway station to DZ East railway station. Is this correct? Then from the East station we plan to hail a taxi through Didi mobile taxi app. Is this a good plan? We plan to be back in Beijing by 6PM or 7PM. Is this possible? Thank you

Rayvin
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Answered by Larissa from SINGAPORE | Oct. 18, 2017 01:24
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Oh, you got it. It is right at Beijing South Train Station where you can take a high speed train to DZ East after 1h and 20min. After that, call a car through Didi to the tomb within 20min or so at a cost of CNY50-60. The round trip in a day can be achieved and the last train goes back to Beijing at 22:10.

Have a good trip!
Answered by Rayvin from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 18, 2017 02:11
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Many thanks Larissa! Big help for this info!

Regards from the Philippines!
Asked by Bibi from THE NETHERLANDS | Jun. 19, 2017 03:15Reply
Hi. What is the best and cheapest way to travel to Dezhou from Changshu/Suzhou?
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Answered by Kaylee from RUSSIA | Jun. 21, 2017 01:18
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1. You can take a direct bus from Changshu South Bus Station. The bus departs at 11:05. It costs CNY 280 per person.

2. You can take a coach from Suzhou South Bus Station to the destination directly. The schedule is at 15:50. The ticket fare is CNY 311 per person.
Asked by Khaled from SAUDI | Mar. 01, 2016 03:00Reply
As I know there is no airport in Dezhou, so what is best way to get there?
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Answered by Blair from CANADA | Mar. 03, 2016 02:46
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You can take a plane to land at Jinnan International Airport first. It's about 62 miles (100 kilometers) away from ur destination. Then there are several coaches that can take you to DZ Bus Station. They depart at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 20:00. The duration is about 2 hours.
Asked by Marx from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 06, 2015 09:13Reply
Hi. It's my first time to visit de Zhou next week. What local food would you recommend that is local
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Answered by Fincy from USA | Aug. 07, 2015 01:59
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As I know, DZ Roast Chicken, Three White Watermelon, Wu Cheng Pie and Baked Gluten are authentic local foods. You must to taste them. Hope you like.
Answered by Rayvin from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 17, 2017 23:34
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Hi Marx, were you able to push through with your trip to DZ? How did you commute? Did you also take the bullet train? Hope to hear from you as we are planning to go there next week.

Thanks!
Answered by Amy | Oct. 18, 2017 01:05
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I took a high speed train from Hangzhou East to DZ East in 4.5h. It was a great experience and the carriage was clean.
Asked by Fonny from INDONESIA | Jun. 09, 2015 20:34Reply
Hi, I'm planning to study mandarin in Dezhou. Is it safe for foreign students?
Will you recommend this city for foreign students to study mandarin? Is it a comfortable place to live?
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Answered by Locas from FINLAND | Jun. 10, 2015 01:30
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Yes, this city is a civilized city. And the local people are friendly. Even though you cannot speak Chinese, you can also get along with them very well. So don't worry. And it's a nice place to live and study. :) You can talk to the local people or join a Mandarin Traning School to learn Chinese. Everything is going well. Take it easy!
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