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Benxi Watercave National Park

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

Get in[edit]

Map of Benxi

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

Get around[edit]


Boat ride atop crystal clear water of Benxi Watercave National Park


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


  • 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).


  • Benxi 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 forest with lots of hiking paths. ¥60.
  • Wunu Mountain (五女山; Wǔnǚshān). Believed to be the site of Holbon, the first capital of the Korean kingdom of Gogureyo.
  • 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.



  • 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 nearly everything else.




Go next[edit]

The Benxi Shuidong National Park (本溪水洞国家公园 Běnxī Shuǐdòng Guójiāgōngyuán) is a large system of flooded caves which can be explored by boat. There are minibuses from Benxi Train Station.

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