Bingyu Valley Scenic Area

The Bingyu Valley Scenic Area, covering an area of 110 square kilometers (27,182 acres), is located in northern Zhuanghe City, 240 kilometers (149 miles) distant from Dalian City. This spectacular resort is renowned as 'Oriental Miniature Switzerland'. It is also acclaimed as 'Little Guilin' which is internationally known for its extraordinary landscapes. These vistas present rugged cliffs, astonishing peaks, and clear rivers wending their way through luxuriant virgin forests. This fascinating area, full of ecological significance, truly deserves its reputation as one of best-kept secrets of China.

The Bingyu Valley Scenic Area consists of the Longhua Mountain, the Xiaoyu (small) Valley and the Yingna River. The mountain gives visitors a sense of both loftiness and elegance, imbuing the visitor with both boldness and tranquility. Amongst the numerous scattered peaks you can discern many phantasms and figures, such as a gnarling tiger, a tiercel spreading its wings, or a long sharp sword.

The Yingna River in Bingyu Valley Scenic Area, dances along the valley like a white silk ribbon. It is very calm in some sections of the valley, later becomes agitated, and even then changes into a picturesque lake. Its tributaries, looking like threads, twist around small isolated peaks. At the Shuanglong Dam, the scenery is suggestive of the captivating scenery of Guilin and the Three Gorges which is a most marvelous section of the Yangtze River. A lot of activities such as, skating (winter only), boating and fishing can only be enjoyed here.

The green virgin forests of the mountain in Bingyu Valley Scenic Area are able to eclipse the sky as this natural arboretum bewitches the onlooker. There are thousands of plants that provide an oxygen-rich environment. This is also a habitat for hundreds of animals, such as: otters, roe deer, badgers, foxes, squirrels, and birds, especially indigenous robins. As the Circle of Life completes, the years unwind: the flowers bloom in spring; it offers a cooler place in summer; during autumn the gorgeous mountain is covered with red leaves; in winter the mountain suddenly changes into crystalline icebergs.

How to get to Bingyu Valley Scenic Area

Take a bus from Dalian General Bus Station to Bingyugou (Bingyu Valley) at 7:25am. It takes about 2.5h and the bus fare is CNY 52.

Entrance Fee Apr. - Oct.: CNY 148
Nov. - Mar. next year:CNY 138
Free for children under 1.3m (4.3 feet).
Opening Hours 8:30 - 16:00
Recommended Time for a Visit 5h
- Last updated on Jul. 26, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Bingyu Valley Scenic Area
Asked by Cha from USA | Jun. 17, 2017 11:34Reply
Can you recommend any hotel near the Bingyu Valley Scenic Area?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ann from CANADA | Jun. 26, 2017 01:58

Bingyugou Xianghe Farm House is only about 500 meters away from the east gate of the scenic spot. It charges CNY160-200/night for a standard room.
Asked by Lauren from USA | Apr. 18, 2017 08:50Reply
Help with directions to Bingyugou
Hello! I see the above information: "Dalian Bus Station (08:30)-->Zhuanghe City (06:00-16:00) -->Bingyu Valley Scenic Area. (About three hours in total)"

What is the address (Or landmark) for the DL Bus Station?
Also, from the Zhuanghe City bus stop, how can I find the bus that will take me to this valley Scenic Area?

Also, I plan to travel on a Thursday/ Friday.

Thank you in advance!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from FRANCE | Apr. 19, 2017 04:00

You need to take the long distance coach at DL Jianshe Street Bus Station near the Main Railway Station. The address is no.36, Jianshe Street, Xigang District. The ticket fare is CNY43.5/person. It operates during 06:00 to 16:50 with the interval of 30-60 minutes. The duration is around 2 hours.
You can find a express to the scenic spot at the Zhuanghe Bus Station directly.
Asked by Lauren from USA | Mar. 15, 2017 21:06Reply
Dalian Bingyu Valley Scenic Area Accomodation
During the busy holidays, May 3- May 7th 2017, will it be possible to book accommodation once I arrive at Bingyu park? Or, should I book in advance?
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Answered by Nancy from SINGAPORE | Mar. 18, 2017 22:55

Lauren, the public holiday is during Apr. 29 ~ May 1. By that time, there should not be too many visitors. You can totally book accommodation when you arrive there.
Asked by Aruna from CHINA | Jun. 09, 2016 21:54Reply
how many hours will it take to see Bingyu valley scenic area, dalian?
from DL how many hours will it take to reach the place?
is it possible to visit in one day and return back to DL on the same day?
do we have any buses from Bingyu valley to DL in the evening?
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Answered by Jenndy from CANADA | Jun. 10, 2016 01:07

Well, generally speaking, the suggested sightseeing time is 1-2 day(s). If you have enough time, you can stay there and go back to downtown area in the next morning.
From DL Bus Station, you can take a coach to Zhuanghe first. Then transfer to the bus to Bingyu with one hours' duration. After that, take a coach to the destination. The whole way takes around 3 hours.
If you still wanna come back in the evening, you'd better to hire a private car directly. The fare is CNY 400-500 for the single trip.
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