Yantai, lying at the northeast tip of Shandong Peninsula, is a beautiful coastal city bordering on the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea. It faces Dalian of Liaoning Province to the north, South Korea and Japan to the east across the sea. In the south, it adjoins Qingdao, also a scenic coastal city. Surrounded by mountains and seas, Yantai is endowed with splendid natural landscapes, a variety of products and a hospitable climate. It has long been renowned all over the world as "Gold Coast", "Fairyland on the Earth", "Hometown of Shandong Cuisine" and "City of Wine". Therefore, it has become an ideal seashore ecological tour and holiday resort for visitors from home and abroad.
Area: 13,700 square kilometers Population: 6,468,000 (2005)
Yantai has a pleasant climate, which is neither severely cold in winter nor very hot in summer. The mean annual temperature is 12 degrees centigrade.
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