Weifang Travel Guide

Weifang Travel Guide

Weifang Facts

Weifang MapChinese Name: 潍坊市 (weí fāng shì)
Location: Lying in the central part of the Shandong Peninsular, Weifang is halfway between Jinan and Qingdao. To its north is the Laizhou Bay of Bohai Sea.

Population: 8,477,100
Area: 15,859 square kilometers (6,123 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Weicheng, Hanting, Fangzi, Kuiwen); 2 counties (Linqu, Changle); 6 county-level cities (Anqiu, Changyi, Gaomi, Qingzhou, Zhucheng, Shouguang)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0536-8220405
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0536-8216666

Weifang Attractions - Things to Do

 Mount Yi: It has an old name, the East Mt. Tai. This grand mountain is in the south part of the Linqu County at an altitude of 1,032 meters. Encompassing its highest peak are twenty-nine astonishing peaks. Apart from the breath-taking natural sights, the Dongzhen stone stele groups and the dumping waterfall hundreds of meters high are the most attractive spots in the mountain. 

 Old Dragon Lake: It is a fascinating scenic spots boasting springs, pools, bridges and many other historic buildings. The numerous springs in this region bring the attraction wide fame. 

 Yunmen Mountain: Favored by Taoists and Buddhists, the mountain boasts many religious buildings. Visitors can also admire the cliffside inscriptions and grottoes in the mountain. 

 Weifang World Museum: The city is praised to be the 'kite capital of the world'. The museum has collected more than one thousand delicate kites from around the world, plus hundreds of pieces of materials for visitors to learn kite skills.

How to Get to Weifang

1. The local Airport is 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) from the downtown area, operating flights to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The transport to the airport is very convenient. Visitors can take both taxis and city bus.
2. Buses from Weifang to Jinan and Qingdao will depart every 30 minutes taking 2 to 3 hours. Mt. Yi is 87 miles (140 kilometers) east of Tai'an. About three hours and a half is needed to reach it.
3. There are high speed trains and normal trains available from Beijing to Weifang.    
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Located in the temperate semi-humid monsoon climatic region, the city is hot in summer and chilly in winter. The temperature of Weifang weather in spring ascends rapidly, and it may have a big drop in autumn. The annual average temperature is about 12.3C (54F). Generally speaking, all the four seasons are pleasant for visiting, especially in spring for the kite festival. 

Weifang Travel Tips

 History: Historic relics of more than 7,000 years ago were unearthed in this time-honored city. During the Xia and Shang dynasties (21st - 11th century BC), small kingdoms lay scattered all over the domain of Weifang. After the Qin (221BC-206BC) united China, the central government of the successive dynasties all set counties and shires to administrate this region.

 Physical Features: The terrain of the city slopes downward from the south to the north with the land types changing from the southern mountain and hilly area, the central plain, to the northern coastal area. The city boasts a 113 kilometers (70 miles) long coastline.

 Local Highlights: Weifang International Kite Festival (April)

 Special Local Products: kites, woodcut New Year pictures

- Last modified on Nov. 23, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Weifang Travel
Asked by Laura B from US/CHINA | Mar. 16, 2019 06:47Reply
Questions about the Weifang international kite festival:
What is the Chinese address of the location of the festival?
How do I get tickets for the opening ceremony?
Where will the traditional activities such as dragon-boat racing, lantern show, and folk custom events be held?
Asked by Don from USA | Aug. 03, 2018 02:57Reply
How to Get From Weifang to Dongying?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carol from FINLAND | Aug. 06, 2018 23:51

You can take a bus from Weifang small Commodity City bus Station and the departure time is at 10:30 and 12:00.
Asked by Gaby from USA | Jul. 18, 2018 19:29Reply
How big is weifang?
What is the Weifang air quality like in the winter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Daniel from CANADA | Jul. 19, 2018 19:11

It covers an area of 15,859 square kilometers and the quality is ok.
Asked by Rebecca from SWEDEN | Apr. 19, 2018 14:14Reply
Is there any highspeed train from Shanghai to Weifang? Or from Qingdao?
Answers (1)
Answered by Manny from NORWAY | Apr. 19, 2018 22:11

Yes, there are 5 bullet trains from Hongqiao Railway Station to WF, and it’s available from 6:05 to 16:32.
Many bullet trains are also available from Qingdao or Qingdao North Railway Stations.
Asked by Manjit Singh from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 13, 2018 18:09Reply
How to get laizhou from Weifang?
What's bus timing?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eglise from FRANCE | Apr. 15, 2018 22:23

You are suggested to take a bus from WF General Bus Station to Laizhou and it takes 1.5-2h.
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