Things to Do in Weihai | Top Weihai Attractions 2024

Located in the eastern end of Shandong Peninsula and facing Korea Peninsula, Weihai is a beautiful seaside city with affluent natural attractions - islands, forests, and of course the strikingly beautiful beaches along the ocean, and the home to numerous wild swans in winter. Also, it is the city known as the birthplace of the first modern Chinese navy during the Sino-Japanese War in the 18th century. Weihai, the city of swans and warships has been attracting various kinds of tourists from all around the world for years. Here we list the best Things to Do in Weihai to help you make full of your holiday and focus on the top Weihai attractions and activities. If you want to have some of them or some other experience included in your itinerary, feel free to tell us. We can customize a private tour according to your own ideas and needs.

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NO.1: Wade in the Crystal-Clear Water and Step on the Sugar-Soft Sand

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Beautiful Coastline of Weihai

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Beach in Weihai

The beautifully landscaped Weihai welcomes you with a lot of incredibly well-maintained beach lacing along its picturesque coastline. Accessible by car or water taxi, these family-friendly beaches offer stunning views of the sea and Weihai city. Sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and fishing are favorite activities here. Among these beaches, Weihai International Bathing Beach (威海国际海水浴场) is the most notable one, which can accommodate 100000 tourists at the same time, offering plenty of recreational facilities and amenities, including speedboats, motorboats, showers, gazebos, benches, swings, free Wi-Fi, bustling with restaurants, bars, fast food, and interesting shops. Besides, in beach-filled Weihai, there are much more beaches to explore:

Weihai International Bathing Beach (威海国际海水浴场): - the largest bathing beach in Weihai

Location: No.178 beihuanhai Road, Huancui District, Weihai City, Shandong Province 山东省威海市环翠区北环海路178号

Xiaoshidao Beach (小石岛海滩): - a quiet beach to see the sunset

Location: No.2-8 Dalian Road, Huancui District, Weihai City, Shandong Province 山东省威海市环翠区大连路2-8号

Naxianghai beach (那乡海国际海水浴场): - fewer tourists comparing with Weihai International bathing beach

Location: No.6699 Huanhai Avenue, Rongcheng City, Weihai City, Shandong Province 山东省威海市荣成市环海大道6699号

Golden beach (金海滩海水浴场): - close to the living area

Location: Huanhai Road, high tech Industrial Development Zone, Weihai City, Shandong Province 山东省威海市高技术产业开发区环海路

Grape beach (葡萄滩海水浴场): - it is the main venue of the International Triathlon swimming site with the sailing club

Location: 170-1 Huanhai Road, sunjiatuan Town, Weihai City, Shandong Province 山东省威海市孙家疃镇环海路170-1号

Popular Weihai Tour: ✔ 2 Days Weihai Leisure Vacation Tour

NO.2: Cruise to the Birthplace of Chinese Modern Navy - Liugong Island

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Sino-Japanese War Museum

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Duplication of Dingyuan Warship

Liugong Island (Chinese: 刘公岛 pinyin: Liúgōng Dǎo), is an unmissable small island located on the northeastern edge of Shandong Peninsula, facing the Yellow Sea. The main scenic spots on the island include Liugong Island National Forest Park, Qidingshan fort, as well as the Sino - Japanese War Museum.

It takes about 20 minutes to visit Liugong Island by ship from Weihai. After your debarking, you can go to the Sino-Japanese War Museum not far away with the main buildings of Beiyang naval commander's office and the Naval Academy which were built in the Qing Dynasty.

Later, you can visit Liugong Island National Forest Park from the north entrance, which is also a rare marine park in China. It is well-forested with a small zoo inside. After that, you can go to the mountainside to see the fort of Qidingshan and come down by cable car with a panoramic view of the whole Park. 

Operating Hours of the Ferry Ship to Liugong Island: 08:00-14:30

Note: The latest ferry ship from Liugong island departs at 16:45. In case of unexpected weather, the departure time may be adjusted temporarily. After entering the island, please confirm with the staff about the departure time of the last ship.

Ticket: CNY 122 per person for adults, including ferry tickets and Liugong Island entrance tickets; for children taller than 1.2 meters but shorter than 1.5 meters need to purchase the half-price ferry ticket - CNY 15; For children shorter than 1.2 meters, free admission is offered.

Popular Weihai Tour: ✔ 5 Days Golden Coast of Shandong Tour

NO.3: Capture the Silhouette of Swans by the Snowy Sea

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Swans in Lake

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A Flock of Swans

Affected by the marine climate, Weihai is warm in winter and cool in summer. Every winter, it attracts a large number of migratory birds to stay here the winter, including countless wild swans. In Weihai, there are two main scenic spots to see swans, namely Yandunjiao and Rongcheng Swan Lake.

Yandunjiao is located in Lidao Town, Rongcheng City. Every year from November to March of the next year, thousands of wild swans fly here from Siberia. As people consciously love and protect birds, swans also live in harmony with villagers, which attracts many photographers and visitors.

Swan Lake is actually a natural lake by the sea, and the average water depth is only two meters, with all kinds of plankton and shrimp, which creates the best wintering habitat for swans and other migratory birds, and the swans only appear from November to February and March of the following year. It is strongly recommended to take a picture of these beautiful creatures especially after snow or during the sunset: thousands of elegant swans on the snowy shimmering lake in the backdrop of the rosy sunset! It is like a dreamy fairyland. 

Entrance Fee: CNY 40

Popular Weihai Tour: ✔ 9 Days Shandong Panorama Tour

NO.4: Watch Sunrise the Easternmost of China - Chengshantou

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Sunrise from Chengshantou

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Sunrise from Chengshantou

Located in longxudao Town, Rongcheng, Weihai, Chengshantou, together with Liugong Island and Weihai International bathing beach, are three must-visit scenic sites in Weihai. Chengshantou, surrounded by sea on its three sides, facing south Korea across the sea. It is the easternmost point of China's coast, and it is also the first place and one of the best places to see the sunrise on the sea in the Jiaodong Peninsula. The mountain here is very steep with waves and torrents surging under the cliff. It is an ideal summer resort since ancient times.

The landmark site in the scenic spot is the stone tablet with "endless sky 天无尽头" on it.

As soon as you enter Chengshantou Park, there is a small temple on the hillside. This is the temple of the first emperor of China, Qinshihuang, who visited here twice and the temple was built to commemorate him. Besides this temple, bell tower, and pavilions, you can also find the Temple of Deng Shichang, a famous general who died in the Sino-Japanese War. 

Opening Hours of Chengtoushan Park: 07:50-17:00 (16:00 at the latest)

Entrance Fee: CNY 135

Tips: 1. As it is windy and located by the seaside, it is suggested that tourists could bring an extra layer. 2. Never swim here. It is very dangerous.

Popular Weihai Tour: ✔ 2 Days Weihai Leisure Vacation Tour

NO.5: Interact with Monkeys and Dolphins in Shendiaoshan Wildlife Park

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Rare Snow Tiger-Lion

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Monkey in Shendiaoshan Wildlife Park

Xixiakou Shendiaoshan Wildlife Park is located in the west of Weihai City, about 50 kilometers away from the urban area, with a circumference of about 3 to 4 kilometers. This is a unique coastal wildlife park. There are more than 300 kinds of animals in the park, about 4000 in total. 

There are two routes in the scenic area: driving road and footpath, which are separated into individual zones. You can either drive or walk in the scenic area, but by walking, you can see more animals. The whole route takes about 3 hours. The park is divided into a beast zone, monkey zone, raptor zone, reptile zone, aquarium, and other animal areas, where you can see all kinds of rare animals. The most popular animals in the zoo are snow tiger and lion tiger, and pandas. In the monkey zone, visitors can interact with monkeys under the guidance and protection of the staff. 

The marine animal area is located by the seaside, part of which is directly connected with the sea. There are many marine animals, such as dolphins and sea lions. There are also about four free performances of dolphins, sea lions and other animals in the park every day, which is very interesting.

Opening Hours: April 1 to October 31: 07:30-18:00; November 1 to March 31: 07:30-16:30 (16:00 at the latest)

Entrance Fee: CNY 150 (for adults)

Travel Tips: 1. Shendiaoshan Wildlife Nature Reserve is a part of the Xixiakou tourist resort. You are suggested to visit it together with Chengshantou, Motianling and Longxia lake. 2. Pay attention to the guidance of the staff in the area where animals can be contacted. 3. Most of the footpaths in the park have no shelter, so be prepared with sunscreen, sunhat, and sunglasses during the sunny days.

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NO.6: Stroll Around the City Icons of Weihai city

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Happiness Gate

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Picture in Picture

Besides the beautiful natural scenery of the islands and coastlines, Weihai also has many city parks to stroll around during your leisure time. As the birthplace of the modern Chinese Navy, the Sino-Japanese War is an unforgettable memory of this city. When the war subsided, you came to Dingyuan warship scenic spot, which was located in the downtown area of Weihai City. The main attraction is reproduced in its original form of the "Dingyuan" warship, the flagship of the Beiyang Navy in the late Qing Dynasty.

"Dingyuan" Warship Scenic Area 定远舰旅游区
Location: 101-2 Haibin North Road, Huancui District, Weihai City, Shandong Province 山东省威海市环翠区海滨北路101-2号

Entrance Fee: CNY 75 (for adults)

Nowadays, in modern Weihai, the landmark of Weihai City is happiness gate (幸福门), also known as "Weihai gate". It is located at the easternmost end of Shichang Avenue in Weihai Happiness Park. The design height of the building is 45 meters and the width is 42 meters. The building is about 30 meters above the ground, with a sightseeing corridor (the 11th floor) connected by a horizontal overpass. Standing on the corridor, you can overlook the beautiful Liugong Island to the east, and take a panoramic view of Weihai City Center to the west. A high-quality restaurant is set up at the height of 36m (the 13th floor) and 39m (the 14th floor) to enjoy the beautiful and charming blue sea view while enjoying the delicious food. Under the gate of happiness, you can visit various cultural exhibitions and photography exhibitions to learn about this city.

Happiness Park 幸福公园
Location: Haibin North Road, Huancui District, Weihai City, Shandong Province 山东省威海市环翠区海滨北路

Besides the gate of happiness, the Weihai Park, a large-scaled seaside park, located in the south of Weihai Central District owns a window-like sculpture "picture in picture" is 10 meters high and 12.2 meters long. It is also one of the popular landmarks of Weihai City.

Weihai Park 威海公园
Location: Haibin Middle Road, Huancui District, Weihai City, Shandong Province 山东省威海市环翠区海滨中路

Popular Weihai Tour: ✔ 9 Days Shandong Panorama Tour

NO.7: Have Fun in the Themed Park at Huaxiacheng

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Huaxiacheng Resort

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Horse Racing Field

Weihai Huaxiacheng or Huaxia city is adjacent to Weihai railway station in the East, which is a large-scale cultural resort. In Huaxiacheng, you can enjoy the magnificent fountain performance, stroll in the summer garden of the antique Pavilion. You can also watch wonderful acrobatics, horse and martial arts performances. Huaxiacheng is built on the mountain, with a large scenic area, mainly including the summer garden, Yuwang palace, Taiping Zen temple, horse racing track as well as other performance venues. It takes about half a day to walk around the whole resort. You can also take a sightseeing car. The summer garden is the exhibition area of Jiaodong folk culture, where wax figures, photos, and real objects are used to show the historical changes and people's daily life in Jiaodong. You can also see traditional marriage, sea sacrifice, threshing ground, and other vivid life scenes. Out of the Summer garden is the venue for the performance of Shenyou Huaxia. There is also a Guanyin music fountain, grand wheel acrobatic performance, and equestrian performance.

Opening Hours: 08:30-17:00 (16:30 at the latest)

Entrance Fee: CNY 80 (for adults)

Popular Weihai Tour: ✔ 2 Days Weihai Leisure Vacation Tour

How to Plan Weihai Tour

How to Get to Weihai: You can take a bullet train or flight to Weihai from Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Jinan, Weihai, Yantai, Zhengzhou, etc.

Best Time to Visit Weihai: Summer and winter, you can enjoy the water fun by the sea in summer and watch thousands of swans nestling by the warm harbors in winter.

Generally, it takes about 2 days to enjoy the easternmost Weihai. Stepping on the sugar-soft beaches and bathing in the crystal-clear sea, you will immerse yourself in the beautiful Weihai International Bathing Beach and witness the history at the birthplace of the first modern Chinese navy in Liugong Island. If you have more time, visiting iconic parks and going further to the swan-filled harbor and lake, and to capture the sunrise from the very eastern end - Chengshantou. While visiting these attractions, you can have a relaxing stay by the coast and enjoy the fresh seafood.

✔ 2 Days Weihai Leisure Vacation Tour

✔ 5 Days Golden Coast of Shandong Tour

In fact, Weihai is always traveled with other cities in Shandong's coastline, including Qingdao and the nearby city - Yantai. It is really worthwhile to spend 2 or 3 days savoring Qingdao highlights, like Badaguan Scenic Resort, Qingdao Beer Museum, Laoshan Mountain etc., and visit beautiful Penglai Pavilion and Changyu Wine Culture Museum in Yantai.

Seascape is just a small piece of charming Shandong. If you want to add Chinese traditional culture savory into your trip, we strongly suggest you visit Mount Tai and Qufu. Mount Tai is the first UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage site while Qufu is the hometown of Confucius. Spending another 2~3 days visit these two destinations will deliver you an unforgettable experience of Chinese culture discovery.

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Weihai Swans flying over the sea during the sunset Mount Tai Mount Tai, Shot by Our Customer

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Weihai International Bathing Beach

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