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Yantai Highlights

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     clean and peaceful beach 

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     None 

  • In a nutshell
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     Fun and Sun (maybe) in the Sand 

Yantai Things to Do

  • Yantai Shan (Yantai Hill) Historic Site

    Yantai was one of several "treaty ports" established by the treaties after the Opium Wars, mid 19th century. This site has 6 - 8 buildings dating from the treaty port period, with the oldest built around the time of the 1912 Chinese Republic. Sites include the former American and British consulates as well as several administrative offices for...

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  • Sharks at the Penglai Aquarium

    Underneath the central building of the park is a nice aquarium. As it descends you walk below so the sealife passes over you. The sharks' outlines are visable as they passed over.

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  • Penglai Fantasy Park

    Feed the seals at Penglai. For a small fee you can feed the seals and they do appreciate it. Ping was cautious at first but they were soon eating right from the tongs they give you so your hands wont smell fishy.

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  • Jiuzhang Ya and Yueya Wan Geologic Park

    The cliff, the big ocean wave. Make you feel how chickenshit the human is. Jiuzhang Ya is famous for the cliff, Yueya Wan is famous for the cobblestone.

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  • Penglai Meeting Place of the Taoist...

    Penglai west of Yantai is a sort of Taoist Amusement Park. Interesting Modern renditions of traditional Chinese temple structures house the artifacts and a nice Sea Life Aquarium. The story is that at this spot the 8 Immortals arrived for a meeting in ancient times. The aquarium eas actually below the central building. In the park you can ring a...

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  • How many people fit on sq m of beach?

    Visit #1 or #2 Beach to find out. Kind of fun just walking the promenade. Starts over at Yantaishan park and works it's way east. Between both beaches is a hill fort that is really a nice place to visit. Displays in Chinese but very well done. Have black powder gun you can fire (with paid admission).

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Yantai Restaurants

  • Restaurant to remind you of home

    If you ever just want to get away from the cuisine of China- head for this restaurant. It is clean, service is friendly and food variety and quality is devine. Staff speak English too! Buffet is great!!!! They also have a mean club sandwich on their a-la-carte menu too. Sunday brunch is also a must- they have games for kids and a local band to...

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  • Best japanese in town

    Nice and tasty japanese food. It has private rooms for the ones who want to eat their food in private japanese style decorated enviroment. Grilled beef with garlic and onions. Rolled bacon with long mushrooms. Seafood eggroll

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  • The fajitas are worth the cab ride

    Jackie's creates a laid back atmosphere with friendly service and English-language music in the background. The food is a nice blend of many western dishes including BBQ ribs and chicken, fish and chips, and sizzling Fajitas. It definitely provided a much needed taste of home during my 3 month stay in Yantai.

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Yantai Transportation

  • by alaskamaximus Written May 13, 2004

    Hop on board for a no-frills sightseeing trip around the best that Yantai has to offer - it's beaches. Can't miss the bus since it's the only double decker bus route in Yantai. - Oh yah, it's for midgets. If your tall, you'll understand.

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Yantai Local Customs

  • Clam Digging

    Every day that I was there I could watch the Clam Diggers on the beach along side the hotel. This man was scooping them from the bottom sand under water.

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  • Clam Digging

    Every day that I was there, I saw the Clam Diggers on the beach next to the hotel. They would look for air holes in the sand then dig them out with sticks they carried.

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Yantai Off The Beaten Path

  • Mazu Worship

    There are at least two versions of Lin Muoniang's death. In one version, she died in 987 at the age of 28, when she climbed a mountain alone and flew to heaven and became a goddess. Another version of the legend says that she died at age 16 of exhaustion after swimming far into the ocean trying to find her lost father and that her corpse later...

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  • How Mazu saved her brother

    According to one legend, Lin Muoniang's father and brothers were fishermen. One day, a terrible typhoon arose while they were out at sea, and the rest of her family feared that those at sea had perished. In the midst of this storm, depending on the version of the legend, she either fell into a trance while praying for the lives of her father and...

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  • Mazu Patron Saint of Seamen

    In Downtown Yantai there is a small museum that is an old temple dedicated to Mazu. It contains information about her, archeological exhibitions and the stage for the traditional Mazu celebration. At one end is a crystal and rock store with some interesting pieces. The building itself encloses a court yard and the outer walls of the structure make...

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