Yantai (formerly known as Chih-fou or Chefoo), is a prefecture-level port city located in northeastern Shandong province, China. The city covers a total area of approx 13,740 km2 (5,305 ml2) and has population of around 6,968,200 people (2010 census), 2,227,730 of whom lived in the built-up region made up of 4 urban districts (Fushan, Laishan, Muping and Zhifu).
- Situated on Bohai Strait and the southern coast of Korea Bay, Yantai borders the cities of Weihai and Qingdao to the east and southwest respectively. It is the biggest fishing seaport in Shandong.
- The modern name of Yantai came from watchtowers built in 1398 on Mount Qi, during the reign of Hongwu Emperor, founding emperor of Ming Dynasty. The towers served mainly to raise alarms against invasions of pirates from Japan.
- After the creation of People's Republic of China, the city of Yantai was officially granted city status with outlying towns of Wendeng and Laiyang attached in 1950 as "Special Regions". Six years later Wendeng was merged into Laiyang, and this bigger Laiyang Special Region was united with Yantai to become Yantai Prefecture.
- The city of Yantai is of great strategic importance to the defense of China, as it and Dalian, across Bohai Sea from it, are major coastal guard spots for Beijing. The prefecture became prefecture-level city in November 1983.
- Yantai is now the 2nd largest industrial city located in Shandong, next to Qingdao. The largest industry in the region, however, is agriculture. Yantai is famous throughout the country for a particular variety of apple. It is home to the oldest and largest grape winery in the country, Changyu.
- Dan Cliffs in Penglai City is said to be a departure point of Eight Immortals on the trip to the Conference of Magical Peach.
Port Yantai cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Yantai, China. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|1 May, 2019|
The Yantai cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Yantai, China.
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