Yantai Overview

Chinese Name: 烟台 English IPA: /yæntai/ Location: In northeastern Shandong Province Population (city): 7,089,400 Language: Mandarin, Yantai dialect Zip code: 264000 Tel code: 0535 Time zone: UTC+8

Yantai, which is an important node city in Bohai Economic Circle, the backbone city of Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Zone, one of the first 14 coastal open cities, a China seaside city, the only international grape wine in Asia, a national strategic key construction port city under the Belt and Road Initiative, a national historical and cultural city, a national civilized city, with Wehai, is China’s famous “Snow Nest”. On December 7th, 2016, it was listed as the third batch of the county’s new integrated pilot area of urbanization. In 2017, it ranked 28th during China’s top hundred cities. Being blessed with abundant tourist resources, favorable location and vigorous development vitality, Yantai is a pleasant tourist destination.


  • Diverse Minority Culture: There are 50 nationality groups in Yantai, among which 49 groups are minority groups like the Chaoxian (Korean), Man, Hui, Mongol, Wa, Tujia, Miao, Zhuang, Yi, Uygur, Bai nationality, etc. These minority groups contribute their own unique culture to Yantai.
  • Favorable Location: Situated in the northeast of Shandong Peninsula, Yantai borders Weihai in the east, Weifang and Qingdao in the west, the Yellow Sea in the south and the Bohai Sea in the north. Bordering to two important seas makes it be one of the earliest coastal open port cities in China, which promotes its development a lot. Its location that faces Japan and Korea across the sea helps the city’s tourism and cooperation with these two countries.
  • Yantai Fruits: Yantai is blessed with favorable climate so that it is home to many high-quality fruits. Yantai apples, cherries and pears are sold nationwide in China, and some of them are exported to other regions and countries.

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Yantai Attractions

With a splendid location that situated on Shandong Peninsula, Yantai is blessed with beautiful islands and seashores which always make a deep impression on visitors. Especially, when summer comes, the breeze wafts from the sea and the hills become ornamented with a sea of wildflowers. All these natural things show the city more charming and create many renowned attractions for visitors as well. Besides, cultural relics and places could bring you a visual feast and new realizations about cultures as [...]

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Yantai Tours

There are a multitude of tourist attractions in Yantai. So as to represent as many wonderful scenic spots as possible and avoid our tourists wasting too much time on searching and thinking a great deal of information, this part provides you pleasant and reasonable tours for reference. [...]

Climate & When to Go

Yantai is situated in middle latitude and central part of Shandong Peninsula. Owing to its location, Yantai belongs to continental warm temperate zone monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. Generally, the temperature is mild and the rain is more abundant. Also, Yantai shows obvious geographical differences because usually inland annual average temperature is higher than that in coastal areas. Its average annual rainfall is 627.6 mm and annual rainfall vary from one to another obviously. The average annual sunshine time of [...]

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As one of the earliest trading ports of China, Yantai enjoys a long history of strong maritime transport and has 9 ports so that it handles 41 million tons of cargo and registers a passenger transport volume of 3.79 million people annually. Its charming resources make many people enjoy taking a boat trip starting there to Dalian and other coastal cities. Yantai offers convenient air, sea and overland transportation so that you could choose the way you like when you [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Taking part in local festivals and activities is fun and interesting, and it is a favorable way to get closer to their people and cultures. In addition to traditional Chinese festivals, there are some local activities and festivals in Yantai. Here is basic information about some activities. Yuhuangding Temple Fair Time: the 19th day of the first lunar month Location: Yuhuangding Park Introduction: It is said that the Jade Emperor’s birthday falls on the 19th day of the first lunar month so lots of [...]

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Travel Tips

Every place has its own characteristics, so we’ve offered you some travel tips about Yantai. Hope these information could be useful for you. Useful Numbers China International country code number: 0086 Yantai city code number: 0535 Ambulance: 120 Fire: 119 Police: 110 Check Telephone Number: 114 Weather Report: 12121, 96121 Tourism Complaint: 0535-6270842 0535-6212301 Public Bus Complaint: 0535-6633767 Taxi Complaint: 0535-6245616 Post Office Zhifu Post Office: No.1 Huanhai Road, Zhifu District Laishan Post Office: In the Laishan Airport, Laishan District Fushan Post [...]

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Useful Maps

If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. In order to show you clear direction and location, this part provides you some useful maps like some scenic spots’ maps, Yantai’s location in Shandong map, etc. [...]

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Yantai Accommodation

Yantai’s abundant tourist resources and pleasant location contribute to its tourism development. As the development of its economy and tourism, hotels of all levels are constructed well. Tourists could find diverse hotels in Yantai. And there are some recommended hotels that you might need to refer. 5-star Hotels Brigh Radiance Hotel Yantai Guo Bin Hotel Yantai New Era Hotel Hilton Yantai Changyuan Hotel 4-star Hotels Xinyuan Hotel – Penglai Hai Tian Boutique Holiday Hotel Jundu Center Hotel Yantai Bridal Tea House Hotel Yantai Laishan Yantai Asia Hotel 3-star Hotels Shandong Pacific Hotel Bihai Hotel Yantai Yantai [...]

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