Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park

Located at the boundary between downtown Sanya City and Baoting County, the Hainan Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park is also known as Binglanggu Valley or Betelnut Valley. Thousands of tall and straight betel trees stretch miles along the valley and in this sea of betel trees hides an appealing attraction - the Binglanggu Valley. That’s also how it gets this beautiful name. With rich intangible cultural heritages and tropical landscapes, it is acclaimed as a living fossil that manifests fully the culture of Hainan Island.

The Cultural Heritage Village, Ganza Li Village and Miao Village fascinate visitors with their own distinct features. Follow three different itineraries and you will meet these three villages.

Cultural Heritage Village

Upon getting off the bus, visitors are greeted by the imposing gate that looks like the God of Hercules, a mythical totem creature with ferocious strength. Pass through the gate and you will see March Third Square. It is where special activities are held during Li Nationality's traditional festival that falls on March 3rd in the Chinese lunar calendar. The March 3rd Day, also called the Love Day, is celebrated in memory of their industrious and courageous ancestors and to express their admiration for true love. What waits you near March Third Square is the Intangible Cultural Heritage Village where you will discover the secrets of the ancient ethnic groups. Four exhibition halls, including Dragon Quilt Museum, Nonwoven Museum, Linen Museum and Cotton Woven Museum, present you Li Nationality’s consummate skills of embroidery-spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Dragon Quilt, which is one kind of Li’s brocades, adorned with an exquisite pattern of dragons, epitomizes the supreme level of Li People’s weaving artistry. Unfortunately, these techniques and artistry are in danger of being lost to the world with the passage of time, which makes them all the more precious.

Ganza Li Village

Most fascinating attractions can be discovered at Ganza Li Village, which is the home to the Totem Art Museum, the Tattoo Museum and the Intangible Heritage Exhibition Hall, displaying Li people’s spinning and weaving techniques, fishing techniques and farming methods. It is in Ganza Li Village that you will learn about the daily life of indigenous Li People. Boat-shape houses, centurial barns, the distillery, nose flutes, bamboo musical instruments, as well as women weaving Li brocades and making pottery tell Li nationality’s story of wisdom and intelligence.

Why do women have tattoos on their faces? Why are girls separated from their parents when they are 13 years old? Why do Li people reside in the southern mountain area instead of the coastal plain and hill area in the northern part of Hainan Island? With the help of lively interpretation by local guides in the Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park, you will find answers to these questions about the Li Nationality and will be deeply impressed by how long-standing and profound Chinese folk art is.  

Miao Village

Although not as large as Ganza Li Village, Miao Village is interesting all the same. On the way from Li Village to Miao Village, one can take an exhilarating zipline adventure. Women of Miao Nationality welcome tourists by singing and doing a folk dance, holding their own ears and bumping hips with each other. Batik making and tie-dye artwork are amazing while the show Climbing Broadsword Ladder and Waling on Fire is breathtaking.

The journey ends up with a 30-minute grand live performance Areca Ancient Rhyme which integrates the firewood-chopping dance and the pounding rice dance with techniques of spinning, weaving and dyeing as well as techniques of drilling wood to make fire. Almost everything about the Li and Miao nationalities is given full expression on the stage, leaving visitors a beautiful memory.         

How to get to Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park

Take a bus heading towards Baoting County or Wuzhishan at Sanya Coach Station and get off at Binglanggu Valley, which costs CNY10 and takes 45 minutes.
Taxis from Sanya City to Binglanggu cost around CNY100.
Admission Fees October - April: CNY96
May - September: CNY80
Zipline CNY35
Shuttle Bus CNY35
Opening Hours 08:00 - 17:30
Recommended Time for a Visit Four hours.
- Last updated on Jun. 07, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park
Asked by STEPHANIEB | Dec. 11, 2019 17:14Reply
What time is the Binglanggu show on?
and do you have to get tickets in advance to guarantee a seat
Answers (1)
Answered by Kimmy from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 12, 2019 19:26

It starts at 11:00, 13:20 and 15:30. Sorry, I'm not clear about seat issue.
Asked by Ji from KOREA | Jul. 25, 2017 10:50Reply
Is it possible to get to Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park from Wuzhizhou?
Preferably by bus, in the quickest way possible?
Answers (1)
Answered by Liela from DENMARK | Jul. 26, 2017 02:35

Sorry to tell you there is no public transportation between the two places and you are suggested to charter a local minibus.
Asked by sian Moody from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 29, 2016 07:46Reply
What bus number do I need to catch to get to Sanya coach station from Yula road?
And how frequently do the run?

Once at the coach station, what bus number is it to Bing Lang Gu, and how frequent are they?

Is there a bus that goes from Yula road to the scenic area? If yes, which one and how frequent?

Thank you for your help.
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Answered by Mary from USA | Aug. 01, 2016 01:09

Do you refer to Yuya Road by "Yula Road"? If yes, take bus line 2, 8, or 17 to the General Bus Station from Bayi Square, Dadonghai Square, Luling Intersection, etc. The frequency is about 10 minutes. Or, you can taxi there for about CNY 15-20.

The buses have no number. Just take a bus to the valley. The buses are available from 8:10 to 20:00. The frequency is about 1 hour, and the trip takes about 45 minutes. The fare is CNY 11.

I am afraid that there is no direct bus to the valley from the road. :)
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