Weihai Travel Guide

Weihai Travel Guide

Weihai Facts

Weihai MapChinese Name: 威海 (wēi hǎi)
Population: 2,836,000
Area: 5,797.74 square kilometers (2,238.52 square miles)
Location: in the east of Shandong Province, east China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Huancui, Wendeng); 2 county-level cities (Rongcheng, Rushan)
Area Code: 0631
Zip Code: 264200
GDP (2019): CNY 296.373 billion (USD 42.959 billion)  

The Nearest Chinese Coastal City to South Korea

Located in the east end of Shandong Province, Weihai is surrounded by the Yellow Sea to the north, east and south with a 986 kilometers (613 miles) coastline in total. It neighbors Yantai to the west and is separated from the Korean Peninsula and Japanese chain islands by the sea in the east. It is hard not to fall in love with this beautiful coastal city with tree-lined streets, a clean city environment and fancy sea views. The charm of Weihai also lies in the vast bathing beaches, unique islets, and various theme parks and resorts. With geographical advantages, South Korea has become the first trading partner, also the first source of import and the first source of foreign investment of Weihai. So you can easily find a large number of Korean electrical appliances, accessories, clothing, food, and clothing without a trip to South Korea.


Weihai Attractions - Things to Do 

 It is located in Weihai Bay, at the east end of Shandong Peninsula. It is very close to downtown, only 20 minutes distance by ship. The island is famous for the wonderful littoral scenery and the memorial places of Sino-Japanese War of 1894.


It is located at the easternmost point of Chengshan Mountain and across the sea from Korea. Known as China's "Cape of Good Hope", it is the first spot in China where people first see the sun rise in the morning.

An abandoned warship
An abandoned warship on Liugong Island

Chengshantou covers an area of one square miles and its highest point measures 656 feet above sea level. Here, mountains stretch for miles. Precipitous cliffs rise steeply beside the boundless surging sea. This majestic and imposing sight has attracted many celebrities for sightseeing. During the early days of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC), the Emperor Qin Shihuang  once visited the cape in search of elixirs. Many historic relics were left, including a broken stele on which was carved six characters - "Tian Jin Tou Qin Dong Men" (The End of the Heaven – The East Gate of Qin).

Around Chengshantou, there are also some interesting sights worth visiting. Hailu Island is known as "Seagull Paradise".  Each spring, thousands of seagulls inhabit the area and lay their eggs. Piebald Colored Rock is a huge rock formation set back 55 yards from coastline. The Wild Animal Zoo has various lovely animals that tourists enjoy seeing. The entrance fee is CNY 150 per adult.
Tip: There are dangerous riptides in this area so you shouldn't swim here.

 Weihai International Bathing Beach

Ranking as one of the best bathing quality beaches in China, this perfect summer resort is surrounded by two mountains in the west and the east. It is one of the three most popular scenic areas of the city. 

 Other Scenic Spots: Fahua Temple at Chishan Mountain, Swan Lake

How to Get to Weihai

1. Weihai Dashuipo Airport is 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from downtown Weihai. Flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Xi'an are available every day. In addition, flights to Taegu, Cheongju and Inchon also operate.

2. There are two railway stations in the city with Weihai Railway Station specialized in non-bullet trains and Weihai North Railway Station operating only high speed trains. They connect the city with Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Jinan, and Wendeng, etc.

Major Rail Lines from Weihai to:

3. The local bus station is located at the juncture of Qingdao Road and Shanghai Road, and is bounded by the train station to the west. Generally, it is about 7 hours' drive to Jinan, 4 hours' drive to Qingdao, and visitors can reach Yantai within two hours. 

4. Three ports in the city have passenger transport service. In the Port of Weihai, No.53, Binhai Bei Lu, there are ships to Dalian every Sunday and three ships a week to Incheon Korea. New Port of Shidao and Longyan Port are respectively situated in Shidao Town and Chengshan Town of Ronfcheng City, from which there are ships to Incheon and Pyongtaek of Korea.



Situated in the mid-latitude zone, the city enjoys a temperate continental monsoon climate, with four clear seasons and seasonal winds. Compared with other cities at the same latitude, Weihai weather has abundant rainfall. Influenced by the sea, it is cold in spring, cool in summer, moderate in autumn and warm in winter. Without winter chills and summer heat, the city is perfect for visiting all the year round, especially in summer.

Weihai Travel Tips

 History: Since Wendeng County was established in 568, this area has remained a relatively stable administrative region. Wehai was named Weihaiwei during Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) due to the Weihai Port which was founded to repel raids by Japanese pirates.

 Physical Features: It is located in an undulant hilly area featuring gentle slopes and broad valleys. Apart from the major hilly areas, it has broad area of littoral and mountain foot plains. The terrain of the city slopes gently, and most of the hills are less than 300 meters (984 feet) high. Its seashore area is winding with numerous interleaving headland bays, harbors and islets.

 Special Local Products: pear jujube, flat peach, gingko, genseng

- Last updated on Aug. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Weihai Travel
Asked by Joe Blue from USA | Sep. 02, 2019 19:49Reply
Bus From Weihai Airport to city center?
I prefer taking the bus when I travel. Less touristy than a taxi. How can I catch the bus from the Airport to the railway/bus station? Thanks.
Answers (2)
Answered by ZUPAN | Sep. 04, 2019 05:07

You can take a bus departing hourly from the airport. The last station is Weihaiwei Hotel (威海卫大厦). The price should be around 30 CNY and the tickets can be booked on board the bus. Before reaching Weihaiwei Hotel, the bus has a regular stop at Weihai bus station that is located next to Weihai railway station. In other words, you can exit there instead of going several kilometers to the north to the Weihaiwei Hotel. Please, just be ready to tell to the driver where you want to exit the bus.
Answered by Joe Blue from USA | Sep. 12, 2019 17:24

Thanks Zupan. How to catch the bus back to the airport?
Asked by Richard Hutasoit from INDONESIA | Jul. 14, 2019 10:42Reply
What would be the Weihai weather in mid October? Do I need to bring jacket?
Answers (1)
Answered by Afra from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 00:52

The temperature will be around 10-20C during that period of time. It will be cool and comfortable. You are suggested to prepare long-sleeved shirts, jackets, pants and sneakers.
Asked by Paul Ng from SINGAPORE | Jul. 09, 2018 01:55Reply
Temperature of weihai around 18-20 July 2018
Answers (1)
Answered by George from GREECE | Jul. 09, 2018 19:49

It may be 23C to 28C and cloudy. You can wear shirts and jeans, a coat is necessary in the morning and evening.
Asked by kumaraguru from INDIA | Jun. 10, 2016 18:20Reply
Please advice for would like to visit in & around weihai tourist spots.
how much fare & time , any schedule, agent contact?

Answers (1)
Answered by Barlow from CANADA | Jun. 11, 2016 02:05

You are suggested to tour around Liugong Island, Fahua Temple and Swan Lake.
Generally speaking, 3-4 days are suitable sightseeing time for this city. For your convenience, you can find a tour agent. Maybe you can ask help for TravelChinaGuide. They have nice English travel guides and awesome itineraries. For more details about fares, you can contact them through traveltravelchinaguide.com.
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