Weifang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 潍坊 (weí fāng)
Area: 15,859 square kilometers (6,123 square miles)
Location: in the central area of Shandong Province, east China
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Weicheng, Hanting, Fangzi, Kuiwen); 2 counties (Linqu, Changle); 6 county-level cities (Anqiu, Changyi, Gaomi, Qingzhou, Zhucheng, Shouguang)
Area Code: 0536
Zip Code: 261000
GDP (2019): CNY 568.85 billion (USD 82.45 billion)
Famous as the Capital of Kites in the World
Lying in the central part of the Shandong Peninsular,Weifang is halfway between Jinan and Qingdao, respectively 183 kilometers (117 miles) and 160 kilometers (99 miles) from the two cities. To its north is the Laizhou Bay of Bohai Sea. As the birthplace of kites in the world, Weifang produces beautiful, vivid, colorful and high-quality kites. Now, more than 70% of kites in the world are exported from Weifang. If you want to see various shapes and sizes of kites covering the sky, you cannot miss the Weifang Kite Festival held on the third Saturday of every April. Also, the World Kite Museum of Weifang collects more than 1,300 kites, showing all kinds of kites at home and abroad since the 5th century BC. You can also buy or make fine kites and New Year pictures as well as experience local folk customs in the Yangjiabu Folk Art Grand View Garden.
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. Weifang Nanyuan 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 Weifang Railway Station and Weifang North Railway Station to Beijing and Shanghai.
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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
Is there any muslim friendly hotel in Weifang?
In addition, I think most hotels have warm services. Don't worry.
2. how much approximately by taxi it costs to get to Bailing River Ferris Wheel from the Main Railway Station?
3. how much it costs to ride the Bailing River Ferris Wheel?
Thanks in advance
2. It takes about CNY150 by taxi.
3. The fare is CNY70.