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location of Blues Bar changed in 2014
Yantai is a small sleepy port city on the Shandong coast that to this day still retains some of its colonial charm. The city is fairly small but there is a bustling development zone and large container and shipbuilding ports. There are a number of western expats working here on the docks and teaching English. However, the Yantai PSB refuses to grant work visas for private English schools. They also refuse to recognize work visas from other municipalities even, if you work for the same franchise in Yantai. They will say it is because the school is too small. However, the fee for a work visa is only 800rmb per year. Shaking down teachers on business or student visas or visas from another city might net them 5000rmb-10000rmb per. Hopefully Beijing will see this and push local PSB's to issue work visas for established schools rather than this extortion. It makes them look really bad.
Yantai is home to Yantai Raffles (in Chinese: 烟台莱福士船厂) (Coordinates: 37°35′48″ N,121°23′39″E), which owns the largest ship building crane in the world, towering over the eastern edge of the T shaped peninsula. Yantai is known for tasty fruit, especially cherries, apples, peaches and pears and is also the home of Changyu Wines.
===By plane===
International flights to Seoul, Osaka and Hong Kong are available. Domestic flights connect Yantai with more than 20 major cities in China, such as Beijing (daily, 1 hour), Harbin (daily, 2 hours), Jinan, (daily, 35 minutes), Shenyang, (daily, 2 hours), Ningbo (daily, 1.5 Hours), Dalian (daily, 45 minutes) Chengdu (4 hours), Guangzhou (3 hours), Kunming (4 hours), Shanghai (daily, 1.5 hours), Shenzhen (3 hours), Wuhan (daily, 2 hours) and Xi'an (2 hours). The A new airport is 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of opened in 2015 in Penglai, the city. An old airport shuttle bus (¥10) in Laishan is available at No.6, Dahaiyang Lu. A taxi ride closed to Laishan or downtown can cost you about ¥60the public.
===By train===
Yantai is easily accessible from Jinan and Qingdao with frequent trains dailyand a high speed train to Qingdao.. There are two high speed rail trains per day from Beijing via Tianjin. But rail transport may be inconvenient if you travel long-distance, as there are no direct or fast trains. Sometimes you need to transit at Jinan.
===By road===
* <eat name="Penglaichen" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">"hen hao." Penglaichun is over 100 years old, and some of the dishes are truly fabulous. The dining experience is quaint and very well tailored to a lone gentleman diner, a well-to-do family, or an intimate dinner date. The staff is very friendly and well mannered, and they invited foreigners in with open arms.</eat>
* <eat name="Jackies Cuisine" alt="" address="No.14 Huanshan Rd" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Serves great western style food in a nice hard rock cafe style environment, with many Europeans, Americans, Australians, and Chinese businessmen and women. It is a good place to meet some fellow English speakers, and also to just sit at the bar, eat peanuts and drink some great imported beers. They serve Quesadillas, Burgers, Fries, Fajitas (beef or chicken), chile, chips and salsa, fish and chips, and much more. Jackie keeps the only real cheese inventory in Yantai, so if your hankering is for cheese, drop by and pick up a brick. Jackie is kind and fun loving. The staff speaks English very well. The flat screen LCDs are often buzzing with concert videos of Queen, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, and other great Western musical acts.</eat>
* <eat name="Penglaichun Restaurant" alt="" address="No.13 Dingxi Rd" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">It is a time-honored restaurant and specializes in cooking sea food. It's said that the dishes are tasty but not too expensive. The Quanjiafu (Hotchpotch), soft-fried oyster and scrambled eggs with agarics are particularly good.</eat>
* <eat name="Juxiangyuan Casserole" alt="" address="No.7 Huamao Street" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">It specializes in casserole, a dish with soup cooked in the clay pot. It comes in many flavors, such as Beef Casserole, Chicken Casserole with Mushrooms and the Vegetable Casserole.</eat>
* <eat name="Jackie's Western Food" alt="" address="No.14 Huanshan Rd" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Many locals feel that this restaurant is the most native western food restaurant, with good service and tasty food in Yantai.</eat>
* <eat name="Mingtien Coffee Language" alt="" address="No.51 Shifu St" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Serves coffee and western food.</eat>
* <drink name="Baby Face Club" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Located downtown, the only real clubbing experience Yantai offers, Baby Face Club offers you loud house music, laser lights galore, poor bar service, cover charge and cross dressing bartenders.</drink>
*<drink name="Blues Bar" alt="布鲁撕" address="No.345 Shengli RoadChaoyang Jie" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Grand Opening 22 October 2012. Specializing in cocktails and live music (jazz and blue).</drink> * <drink name="Sea & Beacon Folk Music Café Bar (海与灯塔民谣音乐吧)" alt="" address="2 Zhaode Street, Zhifu District, (烟台市芝罘区招德街2号)" directions="Near Yantaishan, on a small street just off Dongtaiping Street" phone="18660001005" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Great place to go for a drink in a cosy and relaxed environment. They frequently have live acts and it's a good place to experience some authentic Chinese folk music. Prices are reasonable and the owner is very friendly. Just around the corner from Chaoyang street, so a good place to start the night.</drink>
* <sleep name="Ramada Inn" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
* <sleep name="Crowne Plaza Yantai Seaview" alt="" address="No.299 Gangcheng East Main St" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
* <sleep name="Golden Gulf Hotel" alt="" address="No.34 Hai'an Rd" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
* <sleep name="Binhai MarinaYantai Coast International Youth Hostel (烟台海岸国际青年旅舍)" alt="" address="41 Chaoyang Street, Zhifu District, Yantai (烟台市芝罘区朝阳街41号)" directions="Near Yantaishan" phone="18053588599" email="[email protected]" fax="0535-6831633" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="8 bed dorms around 45¥, 6 bed dorms around 55¥, 4 bed dorms around 65¥. Double en-suite rooms also available for around 170¥">Decent and reasonably priced hostel in a convenient location. Friendly staff. Discounts available for YHA China cardholders.</sleep>
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