Top 10 Things to do in Weihai, China

December 7, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Weihai (Chinese: 威海; pinyin: Wēihǎi), formerly called Weihaiwei (Weihai Guard) (traditional Chinese: 威海衞; simplified Chinese: 威海卫; pinyin: Wēihǎiwèi), is a city in eastern Shandong province, China. It is the easternmost prefecture-level city of the province and a major seaport. Weihai borders Yantai to the west and the Yellow Sea to the east.
Restaurants in Weihai

1. Weihai International Bathing Beach

No.18 Huanhai Road, Weihai, China +86 10 5004 1100
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Weihai International Bathing Beach

Reviewed By David B - Doncaster, United Kingdom

I live in Weihai and therefore have visited the beach on multiple occasions. We are very privileged to live so close and to be able to make the most of our natural surroundings. There is plenty to do and the great variety of restaurants makes it easy to spend a whole day here. The sea is great to swim in. The locals tend to come later in the day so if you want a quieter visit aim to come in the morning. It is possible to sleep here overnight in a tent, many do.

2. Liugong Island

Sea of Weihai East 4 Kilometers , Huancui District, Weihai 264208, China +86 631 528 7807
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4 based on 183 reviews

Liugong Island

Reviewed By Douglas M - Guangzhou, China

On the itinerary of a two day bus trip from ZiBo. Paid 350Yuan each for the trip; six hours on the bus each way, one night in a basic hotel, two lunches, and entrance tickets to temples, ferry to island, boat trip around the island and museums. It's an early start and then 'quickly, quickly' all the time but that's what these trips are like.
There were three compulsary shopping 'experiences', I gather they 'sponsor' the trip. We had the Korean Commodity City (woman's clothes), the dried fish supermarket (1001 ways with dried fish) and a 'You must but this tat' 30 minute high pressure sales talk, the highlight being the non-inflamable underpants. I tried to keep a straight face but failed miserably!
A 20 minute trip to the island, then a 40 minute trip around the island. There's not much to see from the boat but the island is packed with history. Visit the museums, especially the British Leased Period, and temples. There's a cable car to the top of the island. I reckon a day at least to experience everything, just a pity we had just three hours.
Note, the last ferry to the Mainland is at 5 o'clock.

3. Weihai Park

Pingdu Road, Huancui District, Weihai 264205, China
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Weihai Park

Reviewed By FYL003 - Chicago, Illinois

Along the water front with a long Promenade great for walking, biking, fishing and jogging. One can sit and enjoy the water view. Parallel to the Promenade is another walkway with sculptures depicting famous historical figures. This is a great place to spend time to observe local residents enjoying their time leisurely.

4. Weihai Huancui Tower Park

East of Kuagu Mountain, Huancui District, Weihai 264200, China
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4 based on 31 reviews

Weihai Huancui Tower Park

Reviewed By Peter D - Marcoola, Australia

At first I thought it looks like too many stairs but it panned out alright as there is lots of little stops for pictures on the way up. The tower was bombed in WW2 and the new building looks identical. The signs say it was built in the Ming Dynasty. The view from the top is great. It's worth a look.

5. Liugongdao Exposition

Within the District, Huancui District, Weihai 264200, China +86 631 532 4842
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Liugongdao Exposition

Reviewed By Andrew M

My son and I visited the Expo site on Luigong Island to see the whale exhibit. The Expo site may be found by turning right on leaving the ferry exit, crossing the street, walk for 5 minutes and the entrance is on the left. The main landmarks of the Expo are the temple and dragon tower. The expo charge for a visit is covered in the ticket price to Luigong Island, and tickets need to be presented at the entrance.
There are quite a few exhibits and gift shops on the Expo site, but we were short on time, and decided to see the whale exhibit, which is to the right of the temple. The temple was colourful, and had a collection of vases and urns on view. There was a budha with many beautifully painted guardians on either side.
There was also a exhibit detailing the history of Luigong Island (mainly British exhibts) and activities in the daily life of it's inhabitants mainly during the 19th century. The whale exhibit was informative and well displayed. There were stuffed whales and skeletons on view. The view of all expo exhibits could probably be done in less than an hour.

6. Liugongdao National Forest Park

Liugong Island, Huancui District, Weihai 264200, China
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Liugongdao National Forest Park

Reviewed By Gavin S - Weihai, China

If you come to Weihai, you should visit Liu Gong Island. The Sino-Japanese war museum is very good by Chinese standards (signs & translations etc). the forest on the island has a few paths full of tourists but if you take the time you can get away from them and have a nice walk around the far side. paths are wide and paved most of the time with a few short cuts through the woods. avoid the zoo area, animals don't look happy.

7. Weihai Jiawu Battle Memorial Hall

No.48 Dinggong Road, Liugong Isand, Huancui District, Weihai 264208, China +86 631 532 8052
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Weihai Jiawu Battle Memorial Hall

Reviewed By David B - Doncaster, United Kingdom

This museum always makes me chuckle. There is no doubt that the Japanese invasion of China was wrong. However, the way that the battle is recorded is very one-sided. It gives a great insight into how history can be written to favor a particular side. The displays are very impressive and do provide a vivid understanding of warfare at the start of the last century.

8. Museum of Sino-japanese War

Liugong Island, Huancui District, Weihai 264200, China
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4 based on 17 reviews

Museum of Sino-japanese War

Reviewed By Andrew M

My son and I visited this museum on a day trip from Dalian. We had previously visited war museums in Beijing (Wanping Fortress), Shenyang (9.18), Harbin (Unit 731), Changchun (Imperial Palace Museum), Lushun (East Crest Fortress & Warzhong Tomb), Shanghai (Battle of Shanghai) and Nanjing (Massacre Memorial). We found this museum to have the most fairly presented exhibits. Most Chinese war museums show the Japanese surrender at Nanjing to Chinese forces (not the surrender to the USA) and although there are victory and memorial towers all over China relating to the Russian effort in defeating the Japanese, there is usually no mention of this fact in any of the other museums. This museum actually was fair for the most part, and discussed not only the 1894-5 war, but the effect of the Japanese invasion on Northern China and the Russian assistance that removed them.
The museum opens shortly after the first ferry arrives, so is probably the first place of visit for most persons. The entrance fee charge is included in the entry ticket price for Luigong Island, and tickets must be shown at the door.The museum recognises the sino war as a crisis time in Chinese history, and a time of humiliation. The threat of colonialism in the 1860's is also displayed in exhibits, and the first major incident with the Japanese (Nagasaki), where many Chinese crew were killed on a visit. There are maps detailing the land loss by the Chinese to the Japanese as a result of this war, and also the extent of Chinese territories colonialized by Europeans after the war. There is also a display of mannequins, showing the Qing negotiations with the Japanese after defeat in the war. Look out for the picture of Mount Fuji in the background.
There are many weapons (mostly 19th century), that probably could not be found at other war museums in China e.g. Gattling guns 10 barrel guns,5 & 4 Barrel Guns, Field Cannons, 4 Barrel Straight Gun, various muzzle loading pistols, There is a good display of swords, and a short film depicting the battle of Weihai.
The epilogue of the museum details the embarrassment of these defeats, and the need to keep a strong coastal defence to prevent this humiliation from occurring again. The strength of the current Chinese Navy is the last exhibit seen on leaving the museum. If you are familiar with the war, and wish to read and follow English captions and maps, this visit could take up to 2 hours. great Museum!

9. Weihai Marine Park

Haixing Road West, Huancui District, Weihai 264200, China +86 631 598 2940
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4 based on 17 reviews

Weihai Marine Park

Reviewed By タクママ2014 - Yokohama, Japan

中国山東省威海市環翠区境内の海上公園です。キレイな環境に青い空と海がリラックスさせてくれます。休日ですと賑やかですが、平日は落ち着いていいです。

10. Dingyuan Warship Tourist Area

No.53 Haibin North Road, Huancui District, Weihai 264200, China +86 631 528 0718
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4 based on 17 reviews

Dingyuan Warship Tourist Area

Reviewed By David A - Goole, United Kingdom

A very busy area with shops and restaurants at the end of one of Weihai's lovely parks. A warship from the war (Japan/China) gives a good idea of the ships from that period

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