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Benxi Watercave National Park

Benxi (本溪; Běnxī) is a city in Liaoning Province, China.

Get in[edit]

Train from Shenyang on regular basis. Bus service from both long-distance bus stations in Shenyang on a fairly regular basis.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Boat ride atop crystal clear water of Benxi Watercave National Park


  • Spa Temple (温泉寺; Wēnquánsì).
  • Nantian Gate (南天门; Nántiānmén).


  • Benxi Watercave National Park (本溪水洞国家公园; Běnxī Shuǐdòng Guójiāgōngyuán), (buses from Shenyang or minibuses from Benxi Train Station), +86 41 4284 5715 (fax: +86 41 4489 1242). 8AM-5PM. Large system of flooded caves which can be explored by boat. ¥70.
  • Wangtian Cave (望天洞; Wàngtiāndòng), (bus from Benxi Railway Station to Huanren (桓仁; Huánrén) and from there a taxi).
  • Dishui Cave (滴水洞; Dīshuǐdòng).


  • Bexi Lake (本溪湖; Běnxīhú).
  • Dashi Lake (大石湖, Dàshíhú).
  • Huanlong Lake (桓龙湖; Huánlónghú).

Other nature[edit]

  • Guanmen Mountain (关门山; Guānménshān), (one hours bus ride from Benxi Long Distance Bus Station, alternatively a taxi will be around ¥100 one way). Rolling hills and thick forrest with lots of hiking paths. ¥60.
  • Wunu Mountain (五女山; Wǔnǚshān).
  • Jiuding Tiecha Mountain (九顶铁刹山; Jiǔdǐngtiěchàshān).
  • Wangxi Park (望溪公园; Wàngxīgōngyuán).
  • Pingding Mountain (平顶山; Píngdǐngshān).
  • Miaohou Mountain (庙后山; Miàohòushān).
  • Tang Valley.

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  • Walking Street. Take a walk down what is called Walking Street (no cars allowed) and see the wares on sale. There is clothing, bric-a-brac, shoes, antiques, talismans for luck, plants and much more. Nearly everything is available on this street.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Fujia Hotel, 41 Digong Rd, +86 41 4483 5888 (fax: +86 41 4483 7988).
  • Fuhong Riverside Hotel, Cuixi Road, Mingshan District, +86 414 328 8888. checkout: 12:00.

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