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Penglaige Scenic Area

Penglaige Scenic Area Travel Guide

Penglaige Scenic Area locate in Penglai City which is 90 km to the northwest of Yantai City. Because the legends of Eight Immortals and first emperor Qin Shihuang looking for elixir, this area was called "wonderland" from long ago.

Now, here was a scenic area incude Panglaige (Penglai Pavilion),Penglai Ancient Military Harbour,China Ship Development Museum,Qi Jiguang Memorial, etc.

Panglaige (Penglai Pavilion) is the highlight of the scenic area. The Pavilion was built in Song Dynasty (1061 AD), located at the top of Danya cliff;it is a 15 meters high double wooden architecture. There are corridors around the building, visitors could climb to the top of the pavilion overlook the beautiful scenery around; here also the best place to see mirage.

Penglai Ancient Military Harbour was first built in Ming Dynasty (1376 AD) as a naval base. The harbour was built along Danyan cliff, from the land to the sea, the harbour had a wall of 1.8 km, cover an area of 25 square kilometers. There are only two entrance to the harbour, one  was in the north and anther was in the south; the north gate also be called the water gate because it could control the access of naval vessel; the south gate was called Zhenyang Gate, it connected with the land for the access of soldiers and carriages. There are two forts on the north gate to control the near sea. The Penglai Military Harbour has an important position in Chinese history of harbor construction.

China Ship Development Museum located in Taipinglou, it has ancient and modern two exhibition halls, the exhibition area is 240 square meters, you could see ship models representative of each historical period of China.

Traffic:

city bus from Yantai bus station to Penglai bustation depart every 15 minutes bwteen 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, the ticket is CNY17.

DCT Tips:

If you are luck enough, you could see mirage.

the entrance of Penglaige Pavilion
the entrance of Penglaige Pavilion

the entrance of Penglaige Pavilion

the entrance of Penglaige Pavilion

the picture was taken inside the penglaige ancient military habour.

the picture was taken inside the penglaige ancient military habour.

panoramic view of Penglaige from the sea in yantai

panoramic view of Penglaige from the sea in yantai

penglaige and mirage was in a picture at the same time

penglaige and mirage was in a picture at the same time

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