Weihai Travel Guide
Area: 5,698 square kilometers (2,200 square miles)
Administrative Division: 1 district (Huancui); 3 county-level cities (Wendeng, Rongcheng, Rushan)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints and Inquiries: 0631-5315555, 5236006
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0613-5326988
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|An abandoned warship on Liugong Island|
Chengshantou: 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.
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.
Tip: There are dangerous riptides in this area so you shouldn't swim here.
|Entrance Fee:||CNY 150|
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
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.
See detailed Weihai Train Schedule and Stations
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.