Weihai China

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Description: Located in the east end of Shandong Province, Weihai City is separated from Korean Peninsular and Japanese Islands by the Yellow Sea.

Location: Located in the east end of Shandong Province. Weihai is surrounded by the Yellow Sea in the north, east and south with a 986 kilometers (613 miles) coastline in total. It neighbors Yantai in the west and is separated from the Korean Peninsular and Japanese chain islands by the sea in the east.

History: Since Wendeng County was established in 568, this area has remained a relatively stable administrative region. Wehai was named Weihaiwei during Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) due to the Weihai Port which was founded to repel raids by Japanese pirates.

Physical Features: Weihai is located in an undulant hilly area featuring gentle slopes and broad valleys. Apart from the major hilly areas, it has broad area of littoral and mountain foot plains. The terrain of the city slopes gently, and most of the hills are less than 300 meters (984 feet) high. Its seashore area is winding with numerous interleaving headland bays, harbors and islets.

Climate: Situated in the mid-latitude zone, the city enjoys a temperate continental monsoon climate, with four clear seasons and seasonal winds. Compared with other cities at the same latitude, it has abundant rainfall. Influenced by the sea, it is cold in spring, cool in summer, moderate in autumn and warm in winter.

When to Go: Without winter chills and summer heat, the city is perfect for visiting all the year round, especially in summer.

Liugong Island. It is located in Weihai Bay, at the east end of Shandong Peninsula. It is very close to downtown, only 20 minutes distance by ship. The island is famous for the wonderful littoral scenery and the memorial places of Sino-Japanese War of 1894.

Chengshantou: It is located at the easternmost point of Chengshan Mountain and across the sea from Korea. Known as China's "Cape of Good Hope", it is the first spot in China where people first see the sun rise in the morning.

Around Chengshantou, there are also some interesting sights worth visiting. Hailu Island is known as "Seagull Paradise". Each spring, thousands of seagulls inhabit the area and lay their eggs. Piebald Colored Rock is a huge rock formation set back 55 yards from coastline. The Wild Animal Zoo has various lovely animals that tourists enjoy seeing.

Photogallery Weihai China:

Model contest held in Weihai, China's Shandong-Model,-English
Model contest held in Weihai, China's Shandong

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Model contest held in Weihai, China's Shandong
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Archive for June 2011

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