Weihai Travel Guide

Weihai Travel Guide

Weihai Facts

Weihai MapChinese Name: 威海市 (wēi hǎi shì)
Location: Located in the east end of Shandong Province, Weihai is surrounded by the Yellow Sea in the north, east and south with a 986 kilometers (613 miles) coastline in total. It neighbors Yantai in the west and is separated from the Korean Peninsular and Japanese chain islands by the sea in the east.      

Population: 2,490,900 
Area: 5,698 square kilometers (2,200 square miles) 
Nationalities: Han
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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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.

 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.

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. The Wendeng Airport is 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the downtown, in Dashuipo Town of Wendeng City. Flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Harbin are available every day. In addition, flights to Seoul and Busan also operate.

2. There are two railway stations in the city with Weihai Railway Station specialized in non-bullet trains and 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, Qingdao - Weihai Train

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.

Weather

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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 modified on Nov. 15, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Weihai Travel
Asked by Paul Ng from SINGAPORE | Jul. 09, 2018 01:55Reply
Temperature of weihai around 18-20 July 2018
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Answered by George from GREECE | Jul. 09, 2018 19:49
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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?

thanks
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Answered by Barlow from CANADA | Jun. 11, 2016 02:05
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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.
Asked by Jesper from SINGAPORE | Apr. 18, 2016 22:39Reply
Is any taxi from Weihai Dashuibo Airport to city center? About how much?
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Answered by Ali from GERMANY | Apr. 19, 2016 02:04
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Yes, it won't be difficult for you to take a taxi to the city center. For example, from the airport to the Main Railway Station, the cab fare is CNY 100 to 150 for the single trip.
Asked by jim cheng from USA | Feb. 19, 2016 15:08Reply
is any taxi from airport to downtown Weihai? about how much ?
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Answered by Agoda from FINLAND | Feb. 19, 2016 21:33
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Yes, it's not difficult for you to get a cab from the airport to downtown. Take Main Railway Station as an example, the cab fare is CNY 100 to 150 in the day time.
Asked by R.Nagaiah from INDIA | Feb. 07, 2016 07:21Reply
What would be the temperature during first week of March in Weihai?
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Answered by Michael from DENMARK | Feb. 13, 2016 21:45
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According to the previous weather records, the temperature may range from 35 F to 40 F at that time. You are suggested to prepare overcoats, thin sweaters, long johns, pants and jeans.
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