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Heyuan (河源, Héyuán) is a city in Northern Guangdong, China, known for dinosaur fossils, Hakka culture, and natural scenery.


The main language and culture of Heyuan is Hakka.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • 1 Heyuan Station (河源站)
  • 2 Longchuan Station (龙川站)

High-speed rail stations are under construction.

By bus[edit]

  • 3 Heyuan Bus Station (河源汽车客运站,河源汽车总站), 6 Daqiao Road, Yuancheng District (源城区大桥路6号), +86 762 3332105, +86 762 3332106.
  • 4 Heyuan Xincheng Bus Station (河源新城汽车站), 79 Heyuan Avenue North, Yuancheng District (源城区河源大道北79号), +86 762 3366751, +86 762 8919788.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Heyuan Dinosaur Museum (河源恐龙博物馆), Nanti Road, Yuancheng District (源城区南提路) (near Guifeng Mountain 龟峰山. Bus routes 10, 113 and 118), +86 762 3333595. 09:00-17:30, no tickets sold after 17:00, no entry after 17:05, closed on Mondays. A small museum with a lot of dinosaur eggs. ¥30 (adults), ¥15 (children).
  • 2 Guifeng Pagoda (龟峰塔), 8-2-40 Nanti Road, Xiajiao, Yuancheng District (源城区下角南堤路40-2-8号) (Between Heyuan Museum and the Heyuan Dinosaur Museum), +86 762 3618008. 09:00-17:00, closed on Mondays. On Guifeng Mountain. ¥5.
  • 3 First High Fountain in Asia (亚洲第一高喷泉), Yuancheng District (源城区) (In the middle of the Xinfeng River, south of Chashan Park (茶山公园) and the intersection of Datong Road and Yanjiang Road. Take bus no. 10 or 13 to get to Chashan Park), +86 762 3310383. Musical fountain located in the urban area of Heyuan. Fountain show at 8PM daily. Free.


  • 1 [dead link] Guishan Mountain (桂山 Guìshān), Xinfeng River Reservoir, Dongyuan County (东源县新丰江水库内) (About 20km from the city. There are special buses to the scenic area operating from Heyuan Railway Station. You can also catch a boat here from Wanlü Lake), +86 762 8782222, +86 762 8771088, . 08:00-18:00. ¥45.
  • 2 Wanlü Lake (万绿湖 Wànlǜ Hú), 17 Gangzhong Road, Xingang Town, Dongyuan County (东源县新港镇港中路17号) (Bus routes 107 and 109. You can catch bus no. 107 from the Heyuan Bus Station), +86 762 8780002. 09:00-14:00. There is one boat every hour. The last boat departs at 14:00. A huge artificial lake which provides drinking water for Heyuan and parts of the Pearl River Delta. You can take boat tours, go swimming, or go for a walk. The area is green all year long. The standard charge is ¥192, which includes both the entrance fee and the boat tour.
  • 3 Huoshan Mountain (霍山 Huòshān), Dongjiang Village, Tianxin Town, Longchuan County (龙川县田心镇东江村) (Special buses to Huoshan Mountain are available from the Longchuan Railway Station), +86 762 6481602. 07:00-19:00. ¥88 (standard entry fee), ¥115 (entry fee + glass bridge access fee).






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