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Finding some early-winter warmth in Yantai

Updated : 2023-11-15


Yantai residents find solace in various comforting activities as the cold settles in, like basking in the sun, unwinding in a hot spring, or getting some getting exercise.

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Nanshan scenic spot in Longkou, Yantai city. [Photo/WeChat account: ytwlgw]

During early winter, hiking is popular in Yantai. With renowned mountain ranges such as Nanshan scenic spot in Longkou, Tiangu Mountain, and Hantong Mountain, it’s a great time to enjoy the crisp air, admire the vibrant red maple leaves, and traverse the scenic mountain trails, which offer breathtaking views.

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A beautiful view of the Yantai Botanical Garden. [Photo/WeChat account: ytwlgw]

Sunbathing in the parks is another popular pastime for Yantai locals in early winter. Yantai Botanical Garden welcomes a multitude of people seeking a bit of sun, who spread blankets and pitch tents on its vast fields.


The renowned Kunlong Hot Spring in Yantai. [Photo/WeChat account: ytwlgw]

In addition to hiking and sunbathing, winter in Yantai provides the perfect opportunity for soaking in hot springs. The warm pools, surrounded by the melodies of singing birds and the tantalizing aroma of flowers, make for a great place to unwind.

Yantai boasts an array of hot springs such as Cishan Hot Spring and Kunlong Hot Spring, where you can relax your body and rejuvenate your mind.