Yantai Travel Tips

When to Go
Because of the continental monsoon climate, Yantai is neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer. With an annual average temperature of 11.8C (53.24F), it has agreeable weather with four distinct seasons. Thus, excluding the winter period (Nov. - the next Jan.), April to October is the best time to go. It's believed that the fine weather and good atmosphere will increase the enjoyment of your tour.

Fast Facts
Area: 13,746 square kilometers (about 5,307square miles)
Position: in the center of the Shandong Peninsula, the northeast of China
Population: 6,477,800
Nationalities: Han and 47 other ethnic minorities, including Chaoxian, Zhuang, Man, Wa, Miao, Tujia and Mongolian.
Zip Code: 264000
Area Code: 0535
Administrative Division: The city includes four districts - Zhifu, Fushan, Mouping and Laishan, and Changdao County, and administers seven county-level cities - Penglai, Laiyang, Haiyang and Longkou, Laizhou, Zhaoyuan and Qixia. Of these, Zhifu is the central district.

Useful Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0535- 6270842
Fire: 119
Ambulance: 120
Police: 110
Traffic: 122

Post Office:
Zhifu Post Office: No.1 Huanhai Road, Zhifu District
Bus route: No.2, 10, 15, 42, 44, 56
Laishan Post Office: In the Laishan Airport, Laishan District
Fushan Post Office: No.173 Yong'an Street, Fushan District
Mouping Post Office: No.610 Shizheng Street, Mouping District

Here are the addresses of the main branch post offices of Zhifu District:  
South Avenue Branch: No.8 Yudong Road, Zhifu District
Bus route: No.1, 2, 5, 10, 21, 22, 43, 44, 45, 46
Jiefang Branch: No.3 Jiefang Road, Zhifu District
Bus route: No.2, 3, 6, 49, 53
Erma Branch: No.22 Erma Road, Zhifu District
Bus route: No.1, 3, 5, 10, 18. 50, 53
Shanxia Branch: No.28 Haian Road, Zhifu District
Bus route: 3, 6, 10, 17, 43, 46

Toilet Facilities: Public toilets can be found very easily, the charge being CNY0.2 or 0.3 per person.

In Yantai, there are many branches of the Bank of China, making it very convenient to exchange foreign currency. Hereunder is the information on some branches.
Wenhua Branch: The Wenhua Road, Zhifu District
Beima Branch: No.135 Beima Road, Zhifu District
Yuhuangding Branch: No.99 South Avenue, Zhifu District
South Avenue Branch: No.133 South Avenue, Zhifu District
Laishan Branch: No.139 Yingchun Street, Laishan District
Bus route: Bus No.5, 50 and Laishan No.1, Laishan No.3

There are quite a few hospitals in Yantai. Hereunder are the two most recommended by the local people.
Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital
Built in 1890, this is the largest general medical care center in that city.
Location: No.20 Yudong Road, Zhifu District
Yantaishan Hospital
The facilities in this hospital are advanced, and its most famous department is the Orthopedic Department.
Location: No.91 Jiefang Road, Zhifu District

Book stores:
Xinhua Book Store
West Avenue Branch: No.156 West Avenue, Zhifu District
Beima Branch: No.131 Beima Road, Zhifu District
Foreign Language Book Store: The Beima Road, Zhifu District

Internet bar:
Internet bars can be found in the streets and lanes in Yantai. The following two internet bars are located in the prosperous South Avenue of the city. So, you can find them very easily.
Green Apple Internet Bar: Opposite the Hualian Commercial Building (No.261 South Avenue, Zhifu District)
Dingsheng Internet Bar: On the fourth floor of the South Avenue Shopping City, Zhifu District
Bus route: No.10, 21, 22, 42, 43, 44 pass by the South Avenue Shopping Center

Yantai University
This is a key comprehensive university, and was built in 1984.
Location: No.32 Qingquan Road, Laishan District

Ludong University
Built in 1958, it was originally called Yantai Normal College. In 2006 its name was changed to Ludong University.
Location: No.186 Hongqi Road (Middle), Zhifu District
Shandong Institute of Business and Technology
This was built in 1985 and once named China Coal Economic College. 
Location: No.191 Binhai Road (Middle), Laishan District

- Last modified on Apr. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Yantai Travel Tips
Asked by AHMED from SPAIN | Mar. 28, 2019 14:03Reply
I want to go Binzhou Medical College. How I can reach from Yantai Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ezra from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 04, 2019 02:16

Do you refer to the Yantai Campus?
If yes, you can take airport shuttle bus line 3 and get off at Jiashike Bus Stop. Then transfer to bus no.566 to the college.
Asked by David from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 10, 2015 23:11Reply
Could you please give more details for the location of the foreign language bookstore in Yantai?
I walked the entire Beima Road in both sides today and couldn't find it. Could you possibly help with some more details?
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo | Aug. 15, 2015 03:05

It seems the book store has changed its name to Xinhua Bookstore and moved to Shengli Road in Zhifu District (Close to Cultural Center).
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