Benxi Shuidong National Park

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Benxi Shuidong National Park (本溪水洞国家公园) is in Liaoning province.

Looking down from entrance stairway

Understand[edit]

The Benxi Water Caves are located 30km east of Benxi.

History[edit]

Benxi Shuidong was made a national park on January 10, 1994

Landscape[edit]

Forest of stalagtites and stalagmites within a cavern system lit by colored lighting. A river 3,000 meters long, 2 meters deep and wide enough for 20-30 boats, is found flowing through a giant 5 million-year old cavern

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Climate[edit]

Constant temperature of 10°C within the cavern

Get in[edit]

Direct bus from Shenyang leaves in the morning and returns in the afternoon. Minibuses from Benxi leave regularly from Benxi train station.

From Benxi, take a bus or cab to Dongfen bus station (东芬客运站)and go through the security check inside. Bus fare to Shuidong is 元9,5 and takes about 40 minutes.

Fees/Permits[edit]

元85 plus 元5 for tram from ticket office to cave entrance. They offer a 元15 bus ticket from the ticket office to the entrance of the cave, but bear in mind that it's a ten minute walk with several signs leading you to the entrance.

Get around[edit]

Boat ride along the "Milky Way", the river that flows through the caverns

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  • Rock shapes with names like Ginseng Baby, Tiger's Mouth and Seal playing with Pearl

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Get out[edit]

At the entrance/exit of the park, negotiate with a cab driver to take you to Xiaoshi bus station (小市客运站)and from there take a direct bus to Dongfen station in Benxi town. Bus fare is 元10,5.

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