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Travel Tips

Suggested tour duration: 3-4 hours. Open from 7:30am-5:30pm. 1

Visit the tower for an even better view of Lushun Port. Feeding pigeons in the square can be a fun experience. 2

Visit the Naval Weapons Museum for a deeper understanding of the area's history. 3

Visit in the afternoon for the best views and to explore the Naval Weapons Museum. 4

Introduction

Historical Background

  • πŸ“œ Original Name: Baiyu Mountain was originally known as Xiguan Mountain.
  • 🏯 Qing Dynasty: Renamed during the Self-Strengthening Movement in the late Qing Dynasty.
  • πŸ‘‘ Li Hongzhang: The mountain was renamed after Li Hongzhang and Prince Chun visited in 1880.
  • πŸ’Ž Name Origin: Named Baiyu Mountain because of its white jade-like terrain.
  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Patriotic Base: Designated as Dalian City's Patriotic Education Base in 1995.

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Baiyu Mountain Tower

  • πŸ—Ό Construction: Built by the Japanese between 1907 and 1909.
  • πŸͺ¦ Purpose: Originally a monument to Japanese soldiers who died in the Russo-Japanese War.
  • πŸ“ Height: The tower stands 66.8 meters tall.
  • πŸͺœ Features: Contains 273 stairs and 18 windows.
  • πŸͺ§ Inscription: The bronze inscription was written by Togo Heihachiro and Nogi Maresuke.
  • πŸ—Ώ Materials: Granite from Japanese naval blockades and stones shipped from Japan.

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Scenic Views

  • πŸŒ… Panoramic Views: Offers views of LΓΌshun, the naval port, and naval ships.
  • πŸ“Έ Photo Opportunities: Ideal for photography enthusiasts.
  • 🌊 Coastal Views: Overlooks the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea.
  • 🏞️ Natural Beauty: Surrounded by lush greenery and natural landscapes.
  • πŸ¦… Wildlife: Spot various bird species from the aviary.

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Attractions

  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Naval Weaponry Museum: Houses 1,000 modern weapons in 600 categories.
  • 🦜 Bainiao Aviary: Features free-range endangered birds.
  • πŸ”« Gun Batteries: Century-old gun batteries halfway up the mountain.
  • πŸ›οΈ Historical Sites: Includes various relics and historical markers.
  • 🌳 Nature Trails: Offers hiking and walking paths.

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Cableway

  • 🚑 Built: Constructed on May 15, 1987.
  • πŸ“ Specifications: Maximum slope of 29Β°, vertical height difference of 92 meters.
  • πŸ“ Distance: Straight line distance of 378 meters, circumference of 802 meters.
  • πŸͺ‘ Capacity: 54 pairs of hanging chairs.
  • πŸŒ„ Views: Provides scenic views of LΓΌshun port.

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Visitor Information

  • πŸ“… Best Time to Visit: Spring and autumn for mild weather.
  • πŸ’΅ Admission: Check local sources for current ticket prices.
  • πŸ•’ Opening Hours: Typically open from morning to late afternoon.
  • πŸš— Transportation: Accessible by car, public transport, and cableway.
  • 🍴 Amenities: Nearby restaurants and cafes for refreshments.

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