of Yangjiabu are various, which include flowers, beauties, landscapes, characters from myths and legends. The architecture skills such as concise lines and bright colors reflect the distinctive characteristics of people in Weifang. Papercutting thumb right 150px Chinese Paper Cutting Chinese papercutting (File:DogYearPaperCutting.jpg), in a style that is practically identical to the original 6th century form Papercutting, the art of cutting paper designs, has a history of over in the city of Gaomi. This widespread handicraft has unique styles, such as strong contrast in color, straight and simple line and exaggerated outline. The characters mostly come from the dramatic stories, flowers and birds, as well as some fantastic symbols. Cuisine *Ji-Ya Hele ("'''鸡鸭和乐'''") Weifang Ji-Ya Hele is said to have originated in Shanxi Province, China. Later on, it was brought to Weifang, Shandong Province. The name "Hele" (和乐), a kind of noodle, was developed from the word "Helou" (河漏), a noodle name once used in history. Weifang Ji-Ya Hele is cooked with various ingredients, stewed with chicken and duck soup. To make delicious "Hele" Noodles, we need to put the "Hele" noodles into the pot. After it is fully boiled, add chicken, duck, Sliced Meatball, salted vegetables and spicy oil in the noodles. In 1997, Ji-Ya Hele was honored as a "Chinese Famous Snack" by China Cuisine Association. Notable people *Zheng Xuan (127–200), Eastern Han Dynasty Confucian (Confucianism) scholar *Liu Yong (Liu Yong (Qing Dynasty)) (1719–1805), renowned Qing Dynasty bureaucrat References
, and faces Korea and Japan across the Yellow Sea to the east. Rizhao is a major seaport and is approximately 620 km north of Shanghai, 170 km southwest of Qingdao, and 120 km north of Lianyungang. The Rizhao seaport's primary business is loading and unloading iron ore and coal. Other products passing through the seaport include cement, nickel, bauxite, and the like. http: www.researchandmarkets.com reports 613350 china_company_report_rizhao_port_co_ltd Rizhao City means City of Sunshine in Chinese. Worldwatch Institute . (2007). ''State of the World : Our Urban Future.
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Buy A shopping trip to Weifang would most definitely include a '''kite'''. For yourself or as a gift, put on a wall or fly it in the wind. Versatile, pretty, unique. Remember to bargain hard with the shop owner. There are 3 places to buy computer and all types of electronic equipment and gadgets. 1 Located near the Medical University, is Weifang Technology market, looking very old and run down, Take bus #16. 2 Located adjacent to Bank Of China on Shengli West St. This is new, 3 Located at Venice Plaza on Quingnian Rd., This is new, Shopping on the '''old road''' is also an interesting time. Antiques, handicrafts, scroll-like wall paintings and many other nick-nacks are located in this tucked away part of town. Cheap, tailor made suits, dresses, coats or fabric can be found on '''Tailor Street''' down the road from the Technological Market. Don't forget to haggle. Eat Shandong food comes in two flavors - spicy and salty and usually both. Bun-like white bread is more prevalent than noodles in the province and the seafood is generally quite fresh. Weifang has many restaurants on offer and for a random stab at it, try Si Ping Lu which is lined with eateries. Menu's are generally ''not'' in English though most restaurants have picture menu's or food displayed in the entrance. Enjoy. *
in the city of Gaomi. This widespread handicraft has unique styles, such as strong contrast in color, straight and simple line and exaggerated outline. The characters mostly come from the dramatic stories, flowers and birds, as well as some fantastic symbols. Cuisine *Ji-Ya Hele ("'''鸡鸭和乐'''") Weifang Ji-Ya Hele is said to have originated in Shanxi Province, China. Later on, it was brought to Weifang, Shandong Province. The name "Hele" (和乐), a kind of noodle
email address lat long directions Bus 16, 20, 56 and many other buses stop here. phone tollfree fax hours price content is located in the financial district, across from the giant Bank of China. A nice place to witness old men playing traditional games of chess or cards or other games, buy a kite, or people watch. The Museum is worth a look to glimpse kites from around the world and the brush up on your kite history. *
on it. Foreigners are a rare sight. If you are European-looking prepare to be stared at and given a lot of (friendly) attention. Get in By train The train station is very new and comfortable when compared to other cities in the province. Weifang is on the main line from Beijing to Qingdao and by CRH, China Rail Highspeed (Bullet) It is about 4h:10m to Beijing, 1h:50m to Jinan and 1h:05m to get to Qingdao There's plenty of transport outside the station, however the immediate surrounding area is undergoing heavy construction (welcome to Weifang). From the station take bus 56 to get to the downtown spots. 'As with every train station in the country, beware of the taxi drivers waiting to overcharge unsuspecting foreigners.' This previous para, is incorrect or old information now, and should be removed. All Green and Gold taxis are "Beijing Hyundai Elantra's" they are all correctly metered The Blue taxis, which are slowly being replaced, are Volks Wagon Santana's, they are also fully metered. There is no need walk away from the station to the road and catch a taxi who uses the meter. When exiting Weifang train station, the taxis at the ground level are "long distance" taxis, i.e., more than 10km distance for your travel The taxis at the upper (1st level) are the general taxis for Weifang downtown areas. Currently (April 2012) the fare starts at 5 rnb, plus 1 rnb fuel surcharge, totally 6 rnb, This will take you to almost all down town locations. If departing there are many ticket agencies around the city that sell train tickets with only a 5 or 10 yuan service fee, making it unnecessary to head back to the station and wait in the crowded lines. Agency operators (as with most citizens in this small city) most likely will not speak English. Booking your train up to 10 days in advance is advisable. By bus There are three main bus stations in Weifang, 1 First of which is completed construction and is located across the train station. 2 Second of which is down the road from the train station - one kilometer or so, adjacent to the "cheap market" in Quingnian Rd.. 3 Of which is the other long distance bus station on Jiankang East Street With the new China Rail Highspeed (CHR)trains, short-distance buses see much less passengers, however during holidays are sometimes the only way to go. As there is no pre-booking of bus tickets, simply show up the day (morning is better) you want to go. ''Qingdao airport'': if catching a flight from Qingdao it is cheaper and sometimes more efficient to take the bus from Weifang to Qingdao, the minibus, which is a Ford Transit 16 seater, stops at departures at Qingdao Airport. The cost is 70 rnb. Many Chinese people do exactly this. Taking a train to Qingdao will require taking either an airport bus or taxi, back the way you came, about 20 minutes outside of Qingdao to where the airport is located. Traveling from Weifang directly to Qingdao airport by bus takes about 2 hours and costs 70 rnb. ''Travel tip'': buses in China generally do not have toilets on them and they sometimes go for hours (especially sleeper buses) without stopping. Get around By bus Weifang buses much like the city itself are new and therefore quite comfortable when not peak travel times. Buses start around 6AM ending at about 10PM in the summer and 9PM in the winter. The two main roads are Dongfeng Jie and Shengli Jie which bus #16 and #56 both service. Bus 16 follows a circular loop along both of these two main streets while bus 56 starts at the train station and ends at the other side of the city at Weifang University. By Taxi 90 % of the taxi's in Weifang are now green and gold taxi's, these are Hyundai Elantra's. The older blue are slowly being replaced, they are Volks Wagon Santana's. Taxi's will go 3 kilometers before adding about 1.6 yuan per each extra kilometer. An extra one yuan fuel fee is to be paid to the driver at the end of your voyage. Weifang proper is quite small so getting from end of the city to the other won't cost more than ¥20. See Weifang's claim to fame is its kites and a visit to Weifang should include some exposure to the kite culture here. *
url email address lat long directions long distance bus - about one hour phone tollfree fax hours price content is known throughout Shandong for its delicate, intricate paper cuts. Resembling giant red snowflakes, the numerous designs are mind boggling, ranging from: sports, animals, vegetables, to traditional buildings, ancient China and other scenes. *
:''For the World War II civilian internment camp at Weifang see Weihsien Compound.''
'''Weifang''' ( ) is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Dongying to the northwest, Zibo to the west, Linyi to the southwest, Rizhao to the south, Qingdao to the east, and looks out to the Laizhou Bay to the north. Its population was 9,086,241 at the 2010 census whom 2,659,938 in the built-up (''or metro'') area made up of 4 urban districts (''Kuiwen, Weicheng, Hanting and Fangzi'') and Changle County largely being urbanized. http: www.citypopulation.de php china-shandong-admin.php