Yantai Travel Guide

Yantai Travel Guide

Yantai Facts

Yantai MapChinese Name: 烟台市 (yān tái shì)
Location: The city is located in the northeast of the Shandong Province. It is bordered by both the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea, and lies across from South Korea and Japan.

Population: 7,014,100
Area:  13,745 square kilometers (5,306 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
City Flower: Crape myrtle
City Tree: Chinese scholartree
Administrative Division:  4 Districts (Zhifu, Fushan, Mouping and Laishan); 1 County (Changdao); 7 county-level cities (Penglai, Laiyang, Haiyang, Longkou, Laizhou, Zhaoyuan and Qixia)

Shandong Yantai CoastIn 2004, China Central Television (CCTV) recognized Yantai as the most "Charming City of China." Although Yantai is not a metropolis like Beijing and Shanghai, it has its own unique charm. Adding to the draw of local natural resources, the picturesque scenery in and around the city has earned the area acclaim by the United Nations, which lists it as one of the most habitable places in the world. Undulating hills rise above the area's many rivers, and are framed by beaches and neighboring islands.

 Changyu Wine Culture Museum
 Penglai Pavilion Scenic Area

Today, with the city's rapid economic development, facilities here are improving, and transportation is becoming more and more convenient. Ships, trains, airplanes, buses and taxis have modernized daily life and attract tourists to Yantai.



Although located in North China, monsoons regulate the climate, keeping the area warm and humid. The average annual temperature of Yantai weather is 11.8C (53.24F).

 History: Evidence suggests Yantai existed as a city as long as 10,000 years ago. It was visited three times by the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, Qinshihuang (259BC-210BC). During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) a fire platform, called Langyantai Platform, was constructed on the northernmost city hill, as a means of defense against pirates. General Qi Jiguang of the Ming Dynasty fought against pirates using this platform, and developed Penglai Water City, a navy base which remains well-preserved to this day.

 Special Local Products: Fruits and vegetables are plentiful, and the long coastline and over 60 islands make the area ideal for any seafood connoisseur - sea-cucumbers, abalones, scallops, crabs and prawns, are all easily available. The earth here is rich with resources as well - its gold reserve, in particular, has the highest output in China.

 Foods: Local food here is well-known all around China. Local cooks take advantage of area's abundant sea food, vegetables and fruits, creatively crafting tasty dishes. Yantai is also the cradle of wine production in China, housing the largest wine production base in Asia. With its high quality and more than 100-years of history, Zhangyu Red Wine produced here is a widely known brand in China and abroad. In 1987, the International Grape and Wine Bureau dubbed the city the "International Grape and Wine City." Nowadays, the Changyu Wine Culture Museum in the city records the wine's history and culture.

Recommended Tours
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- Last modified on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Yantai Travel
Asked by Sibonna Aima from PAPUA NEW GUINEA | May. 05, 2019 22:40Reply
Travelling from Yantai Airpory to Binzhou Medical university
What bus, cab or train (if available) should I take to travel from the airport to Binzhou Medical university campus?
Please, help me because I really need absolute detailed information for this travel, my first time
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from CANADA | May. 08, 2019 01:15

Do you mean the Yantai campus of Binzhou Medical university? If yes, you can take Shuttle Bus Line 4 from the airport to Laishan Jiashike and then walk north along the street about 40m to take Bus Line 567 to the campus. It takes about 1.5 hours and bus fare is CNY31.
Asked by Sibonna Aima from PAPUA NEW GUINEA | May. 02, 2019 18:55Reply
Total cost to travel From Papua New Guinea to Yantai Airport
Please, I would like to know the total cost and the direction to travel from Papua New Guinea to Binzhou Medical university
Answers (3)
Answered by Ruby from ITALY | May. 06, 2019 18:17

There is no direct flight available. If you fly from Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport to Yantai, the ticket price ranges from CNY5,000 to 25,000 due to different air companies and periods.
Answered by Sibonna from PAPUA NEW GUINEA | May. 07, 2019 16:40

Thank you…
Now, how do I get to Binzhou Medical university, from Yantai Airport?
Answered by Dorothy from AUSTRALIA | May. 07, 2019 18:02

Take Shuttle Line 1 from the airport to Yueting Hotel and then transfer to Bus Line 23 to Binzhou medical college, yantai campus. It takes about 2 hours to get and the bus fare is CNY21.
Asked by K from USA | Dec. 24, 2018 04:14Reply
What to do during a 22 hour layover at Yantai Airport?
Hi there, I will be coming from the US and plan to explore the city. I will arrive at 4pm and will have until 2pm the next day for departing. What do you suggest for activities? I love sceneries and history most. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kylie from DENMARK | Dec. 25, 2018 19:16

Changyu Wine Culture Museum and Penglai Pavilion Scenic Area are recommended. You can choose one of them. Have a nice trip!
Asked by Pauline from MALAYSIA | Sep. 25, 2018 17:28Reply
What the weather in November and what to wear in Yantai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carl from USA | Sep. 26, 2018 00:57

In general, the weather in November would be a little cold,; the temperature may range from 5C to 15C. Wear warm clothing if you go: a thin sweater or trench coat, thick jeans and sneakers, and thin down jacket for night.
Asked by Wayne from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 28, 2018 02:49Reply
How to get to Penglai from Yantai?
I am staying in an area right beside Yantaishan. I would like to travel to Penglai for a day trip and visit Sanxiashan and the Pavillion. What would be the best public transportation to get there? Not using taxis. Thank you so much!
Answers (3)
Answered by Gloria from CANADA | Mar. 28, 2018 20:12

First, you need to take bus 43 to the General Bus Station.
Then, take a regular bus to Penglai.
After arrival, take Penglai Bus 4/7 to Beishichang and you will get there.
Answered by Wayne from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 29, 2018 05:40

Thank you Gloria
Answered by NNNN ZUO from YANTAI-CHINA | Apr. 16, 2018 01:48

Yantaishan is nearby the general bus station,just take cab,the price is about 10-12 RMB,at the bus station U can take the bus to penglai downtown which depart every 30 min,enjoy Ur trip :)
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