Dezhou Travel Guide
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.
Area: 10,356 square kilometers (3,998 square miles)
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
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.
Have a good trip!
Regards from the Philippines!
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.