Weifang Airport is an airport in the province of Shandong in China. It offers scheduled flights to Guangzhou (via Hainan Airlines), Beijing, and Shanghai (via Grand China Express). Another major airline that operates at the airports is Air Foyle. The other nearest airport to Weifang is Dongying Shengli Airport (106.64km or 66.26 miles).
The historic city of Weifang is home to well-known figures like Emperor Shun of the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors period, the Confucian scholar Zheng Xuan of the Eastern Han Dynasty, the politician Yan Ying of the Spring and Autumn Period, and the agriculturist Jia Simiao of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Contemporary artists, writers, and revolutionists such as Wang Jinmei, Chen Shaomin, Wang Yuanjian, Wang Tongzhao, Zang Kejia, whose names are a part of the country’s history, are also from Weifang. Tourism-wise, the city has several historical relic and archaeological sites. Weifang is known for its kite culture. Aside from the International Kite Festival (every April 20, with participation from different competitors from all around the world), the city also has several places dedicated to it. There’s the Kite Museum & Square, the Kite Factory, Shouguang (along with a vegetable fair), Gao Mi, and the Wei Xian Memorial site. Other tourist attractions in Weifang include the Amusement Park 富华游乐园, home to the largest roller coaster in mainland China, the Weifang Museum, which is just across from the street, and the People's Government Square. Taste authentic spicy and salty Shandong food in these areas: Weifang Ren Jia, Sea Palace, and YuanFei Hotel restaurant.
How to get around within Weifang
Weifang has two main ways of transport. If you want to get around on a bus, the city has relatively comfortable buses, especially when it’s not peak hours. The buses’ schedule is between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. during the summer and 9:00 p.m. in the winter. Bus#16 and bus#56 both service the two main roads: Dongfeng Jie and Shengli Jie. The former follows a circular loop along both streets while the latter’s starting point is at the train station and terminates at Weifang University, which is located at the
other side of the city. Meanwhile, if you prefer to navigate in a taxi, 90% of the taxis plying around the city are the green and gold Hyundai Elantras.
How to get there
From the airport, you can take the Zhuna Aiport Bus, which runs every 15 minutes, to the city. The trip usually takes 17 minutes. Another way is by train. Weifang has a new train station that is more comfortable compared to other cities. The city is on the main line, from Beijing to Qingdao and by bullet train (the China Rail Highspeed or CRH). When you arrive at the station, there are numerous options. You can take bus 56 to get to downtown. You can also take the taxi. The green and gold ones are Beijing Hyundai Elantras which slowly replace the blue-coloured, metered Volkswagen Santana. The city also has three primary bus stations, but these are recommended for long-distance travels since more people now use the bullet train for short-distance trips.
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