Weifang

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2021-02-09

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Weifang - World Capital of Kites [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

As a famous historic and cultural city, Weifang has plenty of tourist resources. 

As early as 7,000 years ago, in the New Stone Age, there has been civilization in this region. Its long history has left Weifang with historical artefacts from various periods: over 1,800 historic relics of archeological sites, ancient architecture, and ancient carvings , among which there are 3 national state-level key heritage conservation units, and 27 provincial-level units. 

There are plenty of nationally famous historic resorts in the area: Qingyun Mountain, Fangong pavilion, Shanwang National Geological Park, and Yinshan Mountain National Forest Park, to just name a few. Nine non-tangible cultural heritages are listed in the national catalogue, including the Weifang kite and the woodcut New Year picture in Yang Jiabu.

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Yang Luoshu, a folk artist of Spring Festival paintings in Weifang. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Based on a good industrial foundation, Weifang's industry has five pillar industries which are fast growing and formularizing, namely mechanical equipment, textile clothing, marine mechanical industry, food processing and paper packaging.

In addition, some infant industries such as electronic information and biological medicine are developing at a fast rate.

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