Yantai Hill

Beautiful scenery and 4A ranked scenic areas aside, Yantai Hill has 600 years of history. The first smoke tower was built in 1368 to warn the locals of pirates from Japan. The area was developed to include consulates, churches and residence for foreigners from UK, USA, Denmark, Japan, France, Germany, etc. Altogether 17 countries, including the U.K., France, Germany, the U.S. and Italy had established consulates here since Yantai became a treaty port in 1861. The cluster of consulate building is considered the oldest, biggest and best preserved in Asia. You will see mixed architecture styles along the 390-meter-long street paved in 1861.

As shown are the previous UK and US Consulates.  Now they are both on the provincial and city’s historical registrar. Bottom building was used as an officer club of the US Pacific Fleet from 1874 to 1921 and became a US Navy YMCA after 1921.

Location: 7 Lixin Road, Zhifu District, Yantai City (烟台市芝罘区历新路7)

More info:
  • Tickets: 50 RMB
  • Hours: 8am to 5pm
  • Average time spent: 3 hours
  • Transportation: DIDI (equiv. to Uber)

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