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Liugong Island

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Liugong Island

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Centaine P wrote a review Aug 2020
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Good atmosphere. Many things to see and do on this island. There are many quaint stores where you can buy things as gifts or toys. They are friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again
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Date of experience: August 2020
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PlantationJohnny wrote a review May 2020
Weihai, China106 contributions50 helpful votes
We love the island. After a short ferry ride from the mainland its a different world with tantalising glimpses into history in various museums and exhibits : The headquarters of the Chinese Northern fleet as it modernised in the late 19th century, the naval and land battle with Japan in 1895 when the island was overwhelmed, and the colonisation by the British from 1898 till 1930. (Intriguingly there is a house where it is claimed that Margaret Thatcher lived, and that she was born in Weihai not Grantham as history asserts. ) There are nice peaceful walks to the western end where the gun batteries were decimated by the Japanese and to the gun emplacements on the summit. Unfortunately there is not a circular path around the islands coast which would be nice.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Stormyallen wrote a review Nov 2019
Gympie, Australia92 contributions35 helpful votes
You take the ferry from Weihai, probably a 20min trip to the island. Once there to your left is the Sino-Japanese war museum. It is certainly worth a visit (all displays are in English so no need for a guide unless you don't understand English). You can also take a ride ( for a small cost) around the island which is quite hilly. Along the way you can hop off and look at some deer and pandas (if they are awake lol).All in all, a reasonably interesting day.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Furious_Buddhist wrote a review Aug 2019
Ashburn, Virginia71 contributions21 helpful votes
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Like everyone else, we took a fast ferry to Liugong Island. It was a sunny day, not too warm - add the fresh breeze from the fast moving boat and it was perfect. After arriving at the island, we took another tourist boat that went half way around the island, and were able to see some of the main sites on the island from that boat. While the kids played in the little beach near the docks, I visited the Museum of the Sino-Japanese War. The museum is very good, and provides a good historical view of the war, as seen by the Chinese side. Unlike some other war museums dedicated to great victories in the host country, this war was one that China lost. And it showed the terrible consequences of that defeat for China, tying it to the German occupation of Qingdao and the British lease of Hong Kong, among other national humiliations later on. It is a humiliating lesson that Chinese leaders don't want to see repeated ever again. The island seems larger when travelling on foot. Bring water, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Travis P wrote a review Jul 2019
Chatswood, Australia63 contributions9 helpful votes
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Taking a boat to the island to experience navel history was one of the highlights of my visit. This is very much a whole day trip tour the museums, memorial hall, etc. There are plenty of places to stop to get food, drink, and something cold during the day.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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