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Huang-Huangan Autonomous Region of China is Bayhai, a famous resort, port and city with a developed fishing industry. In 1984, a settlement of 14 of Chinas 14 cities in the region opened up to the outside world. Among the neighborhoods, the most notable is Silver Beach, which has many hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, sporting equipment and beach amenities along its length.

As a trading and fishing village, Baiyehai was known as a village since the time of the representatives of the Jin dynasty, from 221 A.D.. During the reign of the Tang rulers, its territory was one of the leading points of the Silk Road. It is believed that the city received its name in 1662, during the heyday of the Qing dynasty. In translation, the name means North of the Sea.

Baiyei was granted city status in 1796. After the opening of the trading port in its territory, ships from Holland, America, Japan, Germany, Denmark and France came here. Foreign companies have opened banks, shops, and offices here. There were new buildings for businesses, schools, and churches. Shipyards were built and put into operation. Most of the old buildings can still be seen when you walk along Old Street.

100 USD = 669.95 CNY

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  • Air quality: 86 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 610,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 1 Mbps Internet in Weihai is fast averaging 8 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 1 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1300
  • Monthly costs for family: $2500
  • Monthly costs for local: $700
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $3.5

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