Dezhou Travel Guide

Dezhou Facts

Chinese Name: 德州 (dé zhōu)
Population: 5,810,000
Area: 10,356 square kilometers (3,998 square miles)
Location: in the northwest of Shandong Province, east China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Decheng, Lingcheng); 7 counties (Pingyuan, Xiajin, Wucheng, Qihe, Linyi, Ningjin, Qingyun); 2 county-level cities (Leling, Yucheng)  
Area Code: 0534
Zip Code: 253000
GDP (2019): CNY 302.227 billion (USD 43.807 billion)  

The City of Solar Thermal Famous for Dezhou Braised Chicken

Located in the northwest of Shandong Province, Dezhou City neighbors Hebei to the north and Shanxi to the west. It is 125 kilometers (78 miles) away from Jinan, the capital city of Shandong to the south and adjacent to the Shengli Oilfield of Dongying and Jiaodong Peninsular to the east.

The Sun Valley in Dezhou development zone is at the leading level in the field of solar thermal utilization in the world. Dezhou also produces exquisite black pottery with a history of more than 4,000 years. Under different lights, the black pottery has different luster such as purple, indigo and silver and full of metal sense. Many parks with green landscapes and fresh air are scattered over Dezhou. The Tomb of the Sulu East King is a must-see post.

In addition to sightseeing, if you want to taste the local specialties, the Dezhou Braised Chicken with gold skin and aromatic flavor is definitely the most worth trying. It tastes smooth and tender and not greasy at all. You can also bring packaged Braised Chicken back to your family or friends.

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

 Major Rail Lines from Dezhou to



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
- Last updated on May. 22, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Dezhou Travel
Asked by Apton Mukando from ZAMBIA | May. 19, 2023 08:16Reply
Solar powered incubator
Kindly help me with the total price of solar powered incubator for 300 chicken eggs capacity. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Kina | May. 22, 2023 19:46

As I know, the price ranges CNY 600-1000 according to various brands and types.
Asked by Zoe from SOUTH AFRICA | Feb. 07, 2019 05:13Reply
How to get from Dezhou to Dezhou East
Hello, please let me know whether you it's closer to get to Tomb of the Sulu East King from Dezhou or Dezhou East? Also how do you get to Dezhou East to Dezhou - is there a way via a subway system?
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Answered by James from USA | Feb. 20, 2019 00:25

Dezhou Railway Station is much nearer. From the East Railway Station, you can take bus no.107 to the Main Railway Station.
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

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Answered by Larissa from SINGAPORE | Oct. 18, 2017 01:24

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

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

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

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.
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