Weihai Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 威海 (wēi hǎi)
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 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
Other Scenic Spots: Fahua Temple at Chishan Mountain, Swan Lake
How to Get to Weihai
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.
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
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.