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“Enjoy Nature”
Review of Liugong Island

Liugong Island
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Weihai
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China
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Enjoy Nature”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

There are TWO anti-Japanese museums on the island. Go through them quickly then enjoy the rest of the island which is pretty much deserted.

Visited October 2012
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Rochester Hills, MI
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153 reviews
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“Naval Museums worth while”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

The ferry trip over is short, the island very pleasant, the new museum good for a three hour visit. Walk around and enjoy the history.

Visited June 2012
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Dongguan, China
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“An old colonial island now a war memioral”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Given I arrived on a Sunday afternoon I decided to visit Liugong Island. This involves taking a ferry for 20 mins at a cost of approx RMB138 return. The ferry can be packed with older local visitors how push and shove to get the best seats and vantage point. frustrating but normal so let them go first.
The island is very colonial and I paid RMB20 to take the electric tour cart around the main island area. This seems to offer the most efficient way see the colonial buildings, small Panda and Deer enclosure and old 1973 Chinese submarine now a permanent display that you can enter for RMB10 which I did.
The island is now home to the army and includes a large War Memorial of the 1903 Japanese China war. A worthy exhibit that tells the story of how China lost the war and surrendered Tiawan to Japan for 50 years or so. The exhibition was free and included historical artifacts. The last ferry is at 5.30pm but take the 5.00pm if you don't want to be crushed by the grey hairred

Visited April 2012
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Beijing
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“Liugong Island, A Forgotten British Outpost”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Weihai, formerly Weihaiwei, now one of China's most beautiful coastal cities, was chosen as the home of China's modern navy during the latter part of the 19th Century. Naval facilities were constructed on Liugong Island adjacent to Weihai harbour. After China's defeat in the Sino-Japanese War it became a British possession. The British expanded the facilities when it became the summer station of the British Navy's North China Fleet. The British returned Weihai and Liugong Island to China after an occupation of 32 years. Many of the buildings built during the Qing Dynasty, including the Naval Headquarters, remain as do many of those built by the British. You can easily spend an entire day exploring the island. Look for the little stone chapel, built by the British that has been turned into a kindergarten. There is also a modern museum with dioramas depicting the naval engagements that took place during the Sino-Japanese war. There are a number of restaurants and snack bars on the island including a small hotel if you decide to stay overnight. Catch the ferry to the island on the right hand side of the large ferry terminal. Decline the tour option unless you understand Chinese.

Visited March 2012
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Marcoola, Australia
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“Must see when visiting Weihai”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

Really good look at history from olden buildings to old exhibits. Be very prepared for a lot if walking. At one point I thought they can't possibly make anymore stairs. The island has a panda viewing area which was good.

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