Weifang Travel Guide, China
Weifang Travel Guide
Weifang, China, is famous for its kites and kite-festivals and a vacation to this ‘Kite-capital of the world’ definitely means visits to the kite museum and kite factories in the region. If this gets you thinking that Weifang is all about kites, then let this Weifang Travel Guide assure you that there is much more to the city than the kites – go visiting the fossil sites as well as the historical landmarks and be introduced to the rich cultural legacy. Besides, there are a number of natural/scenic spots and other tourist attractions. Weifang is famous for its seafood-variety apart from the regular Chinese-fare; the other tourism-trappings like bars and discos are also very much existent. To top it all, the tourism sector is quite well-developed with world-class hotels and good transportation infrastructure.
Weifang Travel Guide: Statistics
Area: 15,859 sq km
Population: 8.6 million
Currency: Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Weifang Travel Guide: Architecture
Weifang presents a perfect picture of present-day China – a China that has achieved great success with industrialization and modernization, but it has retained its old world charm. The plain-looking modern architecture of the downtown areas are a stark contrast to the much embellished structures of the imperial period, but there is no denying that they stand in unique harmony, one complementing the other.
Some of Weifang’s architectural gems of the past and present are the Shiwu Garden, Fangong Pavilion Park, Million Yinlou, Zhucheng Museum, Wei Xian Memorial, Weifang Kite Museum, Fu Amusement Park, Fuwah Hotel, etc. A segment of the Great Wall of Qi (the oldest existing Great Wall in China), is also found in Weifang.
Weifang Travel Guide: Economy
Weifang is one of the key industrial cities in China and produces a variety of products like chemicals, fabrics and clothing, foodstuff, machinery, paper and packaging material, etc. The adoption of new technology has also boosted Weifang’s agricultural produces – right from vegetables to special varieties of beef, chicken and duck, prawn, etc. Tourism, chiefly centered round the International Kite Festival has also emerged as a key economic contributor.
Weifang Travel Guide - Transportation
Weifang is one of the most well connected cities of the province. The Weifang Airport has flights connecting it to prominent Chinese cities like Beijing. Weifang also happens to be a major halt on the line connecting Jinan to Qingdao. There are also frequent bus-services between Weifang and key provincial cities.
Buses and Taxis are available for going around in the city.
Weifang Travel Guide – Customs and Culture
Weifang’s handcrafted, colorful kites and the kite-flying represent one aspect of the local custom; however, now the custom has taken an altogether different connotation, a different dimension with the International Kite Festival being held in the city every year in the month of April. Weifang is also famous for Gaomi paper-cuttings and wood-cut new-year paintings of Yangjiabu Village. All these different crafts make extraordinary souvenirs.
We hope this Weifang Travel Guide has successfully presented the special significance that Weifang has as a touristic destination. Since the climate is pleasant year-round, you can plan a trip any time of the year, but if you want to be part of the famous kite festival, you must visit Weifang in spring.
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