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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The Penglai Pavilion was built in the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 1601). It together with the Yellow Crane Tower, Yueyang Tower, and Tengwang Pavilion are known as the "Four Famous Buildings in China."
Written 25 September 2020
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jrtaylorfl
Wesley Chapel, FL50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The architecture is amazing and scene along the coastline is beautiful. Wear comfortable shoes, there are a lot of steps to climb, if you are going to the top.
Written 14 December 2019
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ZhuHuaLong
Tianjin, China250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We went there because my wife really wanted to see it. It's a fort-like structure that occupies the mountain on the north side of the shore. Highly recommend taking the cable car to the adjacent peak with a great view of Changdao island.
Written 21 July 2017
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JoeBloke
Melbourne, Australia158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
Our biggest mistake was to ask our hotel concierge to arrange private transport from our hotel Crown Plaza Sea View in Yantai to Peng Lai .

The whole day charge was 750 RMB including tolls fees .

Anyway it took 2 hours drive arriving at the PengLai just after lunch .

Our entrance fee was 150 RMB per person . Prepared for a lengthy walk from the main gate entrance to the cable car site where the seas fortress with its smoke tower is located .

Along the way , there is a ancient boat recovery museum . You need to show your entrance ticket in order to gain entry to the museum . In the museum , there is a lovely Buddha head made from marble from the early Tang Dynasty and an ancient Chinese junk .

Worth a visit to see the museum to gauge the importance of PengLai during ancient times in its trade and conflicts with its neighbouring countries of Korea and Japan .

Further walk , it will take you to the seas walled fortress and the cable car ride costing RMB 50 per pax . The cable car ride will take you to the end of the ancient sea wall where a temple is situated and a land marking the departure of the 8 fairies or immortals .

The ancient fortress is worth a look with its smoke tower where in ancient time were used to warn with smoke signals to villagers of attacks from foreign pirates or invaders from the seas .

Make sure you climb to the end of the fortress to get a lovely bird eye view of the seas walled gate below .

Overall it was better exploring in PengLai than wasting another boring day in Yantai doing nothing . Yantai is a boring city . Avoid if you can . Nearby Qufu is a better choice of city to visit for Chinese history .
Written 18 September 2016
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GemukJarhee
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Nice historical place, can be quite crowded, it will take pretty much the whole day to finish this place. Entrance fee is required. There are guided tours and buggies (if you pay). You might catch the mirage.
Written 13 December 2015
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PrinceKL
Auckland, New Zealand82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
It is a very large area and it was very pleasant to be able to walk aound the fort/naval base which was very important in its long history. The Commanders head quarters is now a series of small museums containing history of the wars, weaponary and the previous layout amongst others

The Pavillion itself is very old and again with a BC history from this high point you can see it has control of any entry from sea to the port.

The ship museum was very good.

Worthwhile - we spent 4 hours there.
Written 19 June 2013
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A-Nutty-Prof
Cape Town Central, South Africa114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
I was quite unprepared for our visit - nobody I talked to could really describe what to expect. Through the gate in the ancient walls, and we were in a huge garden beside what I thought was a lake, but was actually an estuary open to the sea.

Our first diversion was through a series of well-preserved houses, in each of which were collections of artifacts of war and panoramas capturing the spirit of the times. It was a reminder that the Yellow Sea had long been home to smugglers and pirates, and some significant naval battles were recorded.

We crossed the bridge and entered the park proper. We had hoped for an English-speaking guide; none were available, so we bought an audio guide. It was a sophisticated toy, which was supposed to use GPS to start telling you what you were looking at. I climbed the hill to the Pavilion, a long climb with all manner of things to see, but the guide remained obdurately silent. Only when I entered the temple with the Buddha and his two disciples did it burst into life. We explored the complex - it spoke up a total of five occasions! Really poor value as a guide.

That said, there was a lot actually to look at, and really great views. I was particularly struck by a 10m wide 3-D "painting" in plasticine. Beautifully executed, it carried echoes of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

A long stroll through the gardens, with peonies spectacular even in the rain, brought us to the ship museum. I found this really worthwhile - the way they built wooden ships to carry 1000 people across the oceans in the 1500's (Eat your heart out, Christopher Columbus!) Even the anchors had a wow factor. If you are at all interested in matters maritime, do not give this a miss - it is big and worthwhile.

In all, we were in the Pavilion park for five hours - even the rain could not dampen our pleasure.
Written 11 May 2017
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skyLPY
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
It’s a quiet trip. It’s different from other big cities. The island is very small, and have a little people.
I was happen to see a small girl was squatting on the floor sell just out starfish in the island, large and small, neatly placed, the little girl looked at visitors, eyes full of expectation. But seems everyone ignored her, I went over to ask her the price and buy it. She slightly raise the corners of the mouth seems very satisfied with the deal. When we boated, looking back, didn't see a little girl, only the first few rows of neat starfish singing song of matsu sea in the sun.
I like watching seabirds and listening to their singing songs. The island is not easy to find in the big city or a small alley. So here is very quiet and simple.
If you come, you have to take the boat to see the scenery.
Written 22 November 2016
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Heidi H
Jyväskylä, Finland43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
We spent there just couple of hours. It is a big place and to see the whole area would require more time. But in overall it was a nice historical place to visit.
Written 19 June 2016
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FRANK O
Belfast, UK172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Never managed to complete everything due to time constraints but what we did manage was impressive especially the 1st Stop where we spent 4 hrs, which contributed to us not managing the Final Leg on the Cable Car...maybe next time.
Written 16 June 2019
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