Liugong Island

Liugong Island, Weihai: Hours, Address, Liugong Island Reviews: 4/5

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Centaine P
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Aug 2020 • Couples
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
Written August 19, 2020
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PlantationJohnny
Weihai, China105 contributions
May 2020 • Friends
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.
Written May 30, 2020
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Stormyallen
Gympie, Australia92 contributions
Oct 2019
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.
Written November 1, 2019
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Furious_Buddhist
Ashburn, VA71 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
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.
Written August 31, 2019
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Travis P
Chatswood, Australia53 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
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.
Written July 20, 2019
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FRANK O
Belfast, UK143 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Visited Weihai for the 2nd time in a Month and then took the Fast Ferry from the End of the Promenade for 10 mins over to Liugong Dao ( Island ).....Free or Reduced Rates for Seniors and visited the Main China / Japan War Museums, the Colonists Museum, a Whale Museum, a Naval Museum and took one of the many Cable cars to the Summit and the Island's Gun Emplacements, Previously visited the Promenade Seafront and the Moored Iron Clad Ship in Weihai itself....so had time on the Island to do things at our Leisure.
During the Summer, an early start could probably do the Promenade Walk and the Famous Statues, then on to the Iron Clad Museum Ship for an Hour, then Next Door to the Ferry over to Liugong for another 3 or 4 Hours.....if fit.....making sure to catch the last Ferry and eating on the go until Evening Time.
Written June 16, 2019
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Wayne Kelso
Newcastleton, UK326 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Came here hoping to spend the better part of a day exploring the island and visiting all of the museums. Unfortunately, it started raining not long after we arrived, and didn't let up until just before we left. It's a great little place to explore and has lots of history and places to visit, the best of which we seen was the Museum of the First Sino-Japanese War. Would love to come back here when the weather is better and see everything we didn't see the first time round.
Written June 9, 2019
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gkvinodnair
Bengaluru, India75 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
This island is equipped enough to entertain a first comer for a day. A war memorial, historical musium, a temple and few photoshoot points
Written December 23, 2018
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Traveling Teacher
Jiangsu, China48 contributions
Oct 2017
I visited Liugong Island in 2014 during National Holiday. It's a great place to spend the day. I went with a group of friends and we spent several hours there. The museum can be boring if you aren't interested in Chinese History. I really enjoyed walking around the island and looking at everything. Prepare to be walking a lot if you visit. We even found a little beach on the island. It was covered in sea glass and was very relaxing and quiet.
Written September 21, 2018
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jameshuang
Taipei, Taiwan2,007 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Liugong Island (劉公島) is located at the mouth of Weihai Bay (威海灣). It is 1.9 nautical miles (2.2 mi / 3.5 km) from Weihai (威海) Tourism Dock to Liugong Island Tourism Dock. The 315 ha (778 acre) Liugong Island with a coastline of 14.9 km (9.26 mi) was an important navy base in Qing Dynasty. The Beiyang Fleet (北洋艦隊) was one of the four modernized Chinese navies in the late Qing dynasty and based on Liugong Island. It was the largest fleet in Asia and the 8th largest in the world during the late 1880s. It has been open to public since 1985, and today it is a very popular destination in Weihai and has been listed as a highest 5A National Tourist Attraction since 2011.

We took the bus from Weihai Railroad Station to the dock and took the ferry to the Liugong Island. Most of the time I stayed outside on the deck, enjoying the scenery and taking photos. The ride takes less than 20 min. Once we arrived at Liugong Island around 2 pm, we went to the left side of the island and visited the Museum of Sino-Japanese War of 1894 (中日甲午戰爭博物館). It was the original Beiyang Naval Office (北洋海軍公所) and the Naval Headquarters during the First Sino-Japanese War (甲午戰爭) between 25 July 1894 and 17 April 1895. We saw all of the setup of the Navy Headquarters 125 years ago and learned the history of the once largest fleet in Asia. We saw the wreck of the Chinese cruiser Jiyuan (濟遠艦) with the huge 209.3 mm (8.24 in) caliber main armament of Jiyua displayed at the end of the naval office. The new 2008 opened Museum of Sino-Japanese War Exhibition Hall Using the hi-tech AV explores the war in detail. We also visited the Dragon King Temple (龍王廟), Ding Ruchang Memorial Hall (丁汝昌紀念館), British Navy Liugong Island Command (英國海軍劉公島司令部), old submarine and the nearby unnamed area. We didn’t go to Liugong Island National Forest Park (劉公島國家森林公園), Liugong Island Expo Park (劉公島博覽園) and the cable car up to the mountain due to lack of time. We left Liugong Island around 5 pm.

It is better to reserve a whole day to visit Liugong Island. You should bring a bottle of water with you because it is hard finding places selling drinks where we went. The island has many spots to visit, and it is better to plan in advance especially when you have only few hours to spend. As usual comfortable shoes and water are essential.
Written August 19, 2018
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