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Penglaige, Penglai

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Head up to Penglaige, the peak of a peninsula offering extensive views along the coastline, and a number historic temples. Said to be the place where Emperor Qin Shi Huang sought the elixir of life in the second century BCE, the scenic viewpoint and the temples that dot it certainly possess both a natural and man-made charm, with the buildings neatly complementing the red rock of the cliffs below. The museums and temples within the cultural park at the end of the peninsula deserve plenty of exploration, along with the neatly maintained traditional gardens and the wealth of viewpoints. Use our Penglai itinerary maker to add Penglaige and other attractions to your Penglai vacation plans.
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  • August 8, 2017
    My whole childhood was spent in Penglai, until junior high school when the family with his father by the forces transferred to the local, often fondly dreaming, second place is the Guilin Yangshuo! After marriage to Yangshuo, a decade so far, every time I see pictures about Yangshuo, can be called up my happy memories of that experience! After the work has been to a lot of cities, in my mind, these two places cannot be replaced
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  • July 21, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    Amazing and huge complex with ancient buildings and temples and light towers and cliffs. We came in the afternoon and the weather was amazing. Not so many people. It was nice to explore the different ...  more »

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Where to stay in Penglai

Long established as a focal point for tourism in the area, the water city of Penglai features a good number of accommodations to meet the demands of its many guests. Fairly evenly spread across the main urban area, find hotels with onsite pools and restaurants, rental apartments, and family-run guesthouses. Many visitors to Penglai opt to stay in the larger city of Yantai. Located along the coast to the east, Yantai has a good collection of towering chain hotels, characterful old hotels, and budget-friendly hostels.
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