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Qingyuan

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Qingyuan [1] (清远; Qīng​yuǎn​) is a city in Guangdong Province in China.

Districts[edit]

Qingyuan Prefecture consists of the following districts:

  • Qingcheng District (清城区; Qīng​chéng​qū​) - centre of the city
  • Yingde City (英德市; Yīng​dé​shì​) - 50km northeast of the city centre, home to Baojing Palace
  • Lianzhou City (连州市; Lián​zhōu​shì​) - 150km north of the city centre, home to the Underground River
  • Fogang County(佛冈县; Fó​gāng​xiàn) - 40km norhteast of the city centre, home to Huanghua Lake
  • Yangshan County (阳山县; Yáng​shān​xiàn​) - 100km north of the city centre, home to Shikengkong Mountain
  • Qingxin County (清新县; Qīng​xīn​xiàn​) - home to caves and hot springs, just north of the city centre
  • Lianshan Zhuang and Yao Autonomous County (连山壮族瑶族自治县; Lián​shān​ Zhuàng​zú​ Yáo​zú​zì​zhì​xiàn​)
  • Liannan Yao Autonomous County (连南瑶族自治县; Lián​nán​ Yáo​zú​zì​zhì​xiàn​)

Understand[edit]

The area has been inhabited for thousands of years by both Han Chinese and ethnic minorities. The present city of Qingyuan was established as a prefecture level city in 1988.

Qingyuan is just north of the Pearl River Delta in a diverse landscape with both plains and mountains. The climate is subtropical monsoon with plenty of rain in the summer half and not too cold winters. The city can be visited all year but is most pleasant during April to October.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Qingyuan does not have its own airport but Guangzhou Airport is only 30km away.

By train[edit]

Arriving by train will take you to Qingyuan Station some 15km east of the city centre. Trains include from

By bus[edit]

There are plenty of buses to the city arriving including from

Old bus station: 3306600 New bus station: 3368565

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Old Village. A village with scenic waterways and old-fashioned buildings.  edit
  • Feilai Temple (飞来寺; fēilái), (In Qingyuan Valley 23km from the city centre, can be reached by private or public boat from Qingyuan). 1,400 years old temple beautifully situated at the bank of Beijiang River.  edit
  • Feixia Scenic Area, (30km northeast of the city centre, can be reached by private or public boat as well by bus (1½ hours)), +86 763 3780168, 3780088. Area along Beijiang River with hills on both banks. ¥60.  edit
  • Baojing Palace of Yingde (宝晶宫; Bǎojīnggōng), Yingde City (英德市; Yīng​dé​shì​), +86 763 2222131.  edit
  • Taihe Ancient Cave (太和古洞旅游区; Tàidòngyóu), Taihe Town, Qingxin County (清新县太和镇; Qīng​xīn​xiàn​ Tàihé​zhèn​).  edit
  • Sankeng Hot Spring (三坑温矿泉; Sānkēng Wēnkuàngquán), Sankeng Town, Qingxin County (清新县三坑镇; Qīng​xīn​xiàn​ Sān​kēng​zhèn​).  edit
  • Huanghua Lake (黄花湖; Huánghuā), Fogang County (佛冈县; Fó​gāng​xiàn​).  edit
  • Little Biejiang of Lianyang.  edit
  • Peak Shikengkong in Yangshan County.  edit
  • Underground River of Lianzhou.  edit
  • Three Gorges of Huangchuan.  edit
  • Yinzhan Hot Spring Area.  edit
  • Yao Ethnic Minority of Liannan.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Water-rafting[edit]

Not white-water rafting as we know it but a man-made cement slide on a mountain where two people sit in a small dinghy and hang on for dear life. No guide and no rowing required. Going with a tour agency can get you better prices as they often tie in the tour with shopping visits in which you listen to a lecture on a variety of products. Whilst it may seem boring, the entire tour including lunch can end up being cheaper than the entrance fee at the rafting site. There are several canyons to choose from.

  • Gulongxia, [2]. The tallest canyon.  edit
  • Huangtengxia, [3]. Equally popular and also has a water park, a mountain luge trail, cable cars and a treetop walk.  edit

Hot Springs[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Indigenous Tribes. Visit minorities in Liannan and Lianshan.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are several local herbal and medicinal products on sale, such as deer wine and lingzhi, an expensive medicinal fungus.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Green Recirt (清远汤塘格林度假酒店).  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Baiyun Airport Hot Spring Resort (清远白云机场温泉度假村).  edit
  • Dragon Bay Natural Hot Spring Resort (清远聚龙湾天然温泉度假村).  edit
  • Gehao Holiday Hotel (清远格豪假日酒店 (原清远万豪假日酒店)).  edit
  • Grace Garden Hotel (清远清新花园酒店).  edit
  • Hubin Bubugao Hotel (清远湖滨步步高酒店).  edit
  • Lilac Garden Hotel (清远丁香花园酒店).  edit
  • Qingyuan Yingde Baodunhu Villa (清远英德宝敦湖半山度假酒店 (原英德奇洞温泉度假村)).  edit
  • Shampoola Forest Hotel (清远佛冈森波拉度假山庄).  edit
  • Tianmengou Jiuzhouyizhan Resort (九州驿站清远英德天门沟驿站).  edit
  • Zoto Garden Hotel (阳山县卓代花园酒店).  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Sofitel Riverside Qingyuan (清远索菲特丽豪大酒店).  edit

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]


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