Welcome to Laizhou, a county-level city in the Prefecture-level city of Yantai, Shandong Province, China. With a population of over 900,000, Laizhou is known for its strong economy and abundant natural resources. The city produces about 15% of the gold production of the whole nation, around 55,000 pounds annually, making it one of the top 10 cities in Shandong Province. Laizhou Port is one of the major ports in the Yellow River Delta.
Laizhou is located on the west border of Bohai Bay and is famous for its swimming crabs and razor clams. It is even claimed as the Capital of the Chinese Rose, hosting the Chinese Rose Festival every year on May 25th, attracting thousands of visitors. The festival is a must-see for those who appreciate the beauty of nature and flowers.
In addition to the beautiful roses, Laizhou is also well known for its creative straw handmade crafts. This is one of Laizhou’s main exporting commodities. Li Denghai, a Laizhou native, is known as the Godfather of Compact Planting Hybrid Maize for his contribution towards the agricultural industry. Apple orchards and apple seedling nurseries are popular in the eastern part of Laizhou, led by one of the best apple seedling nurseries in China, Laizhou All Nature Horticultural Nursery in Xiao Caogou Village.
Laizhou No. 1 High School ranks among the top 100 high schools in China and has sent thousands of graduates to top universities all over the nation. The Laizhou Martial Arts Institute was even selected to participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Over the years, Laizhou has been awarded several times for its outstanding qualities. It has been recognized as one of the Top Longevity Cities of China, an Excellent Tourist City in China, The Happiest City in China, Nation’s Cleanest City, Best Corn Seed Region in China, and the Capital of Handmade Straw Crafts in China.
Laizhou is divided into 5 subdistricts and 11 towns, each with its own unique charm. For those traveling to Laizhou, the Laizhou railway station is a convenient option as it is a station on the under construction Tianjin–Weifang–Yantai high-speed railway.
Come and explore the many treasures of Laizhou, a city that truly has something for everyone. Whether you are interested in history, culture, nature, or simply want to experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals, Laizhou is the perfect destination for your next adventure.