Weifang Travel Guide

Weifang Travel Guide

Weifang Facts

Weifang MapChinese Name: 潍坊 (weí fāng)
Population: 9,351,500
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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Weather

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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 Aug. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Weifang Travel
Asked by Jeff Dulaney from UNITED STATES | Dec. 28, 2019 17:40Reply
What is the best station from PKX for a bullet train to Weifang?
The Beijing South Station is about one hour in the wrong direction. There is be another station to catch the bullet train that will save me travel time in the journey to Weifang?
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Answered by Fiona from USA | Dec. 30, 2019 01:27
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If you don't want to take train from Beijing South Railway Station, then you have to go to Beijing Railway Station, which takes around 6-10 hours on the way.
Asked by Gizelle from XIAMEN | Oct. 05, 2019 11:16Reply
What is the lowest temperature of Weifang in Winter?
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Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Oct. 12, 2019 00:38
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It could reach -10 to -5C in winter based on the previous weather statistics.
Asked by Siti Nur Izati Azmi from MALAYSIA | Jul. 28, 2019 20:18Reply
Hi. What is the best way to travel to Weifang from Kuala Lumpur?
Is it to take flight to Beijing then take high speed train or fly directly to Weifang city?
Is there any muslim friendly hotel in Weifang?
Thank you.
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Answered by Evelyn from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 30, 2019 00:46
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Yes, it is suggested to take a flight to Beijing first. Then take the high speed train to Weifang city. This transportation would be convenient.
In addition, I think most hotels have warm services. Don't worry.
Asked by Camerone from CHINA | Jul. 24, 2019 21:27Reply
what is the operating times of the the Weifang ferris wheel?
What is the operating times of.the.ferris wheel? Does.it.operate at night?
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Answered by Dane from USA | Jul. 29, 2019 01:14
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Do you mean Bailanghe ferry wheel? It opens from 9:00 to 17:30.
Asked by Tania from NEW ZEALAND | May. 19, 2019 04:04Reply
Questions about Bailing River Ferris Wheel
Can you please tell me: 1. how I can get to the Bailing River Ferris Wheel by bus from Weifang Railway Station?
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
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Answered by Frank from USA | May. 20, 2019 18:30
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1. I guess it is Bailang River Ferris Wheel. You can take Bus Line 78 to Yangzi Bus Station and then walk north about 120m to take Bus Line 83 to there. It takes about 3 hours.

2. It takes about CNY150 by taxi.

3. The fare is CNY70.
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