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“full of Li minority culture, we love it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Binlang Ethnic Village

Binlang Ethnic Village
Ganshiling Nature Reserve , Tiandu Town, Sanya 572000, China
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Ranked #22 of 62 Attractions in Sanya
4.0 of 5 stars 211 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Beijing
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“full of Li minority culture, we love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

we love it, full of Hainan Li minority culture, we like tht performance there, wonderful place,

Visited November 2011
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Perth, Australia
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“Probably one of most interesting tourist attractions I've seen in Asia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

The village meanders through the history of the minority - only spent half a day - need two days to do justice and absord. Try the street food - there are mini events througout the day.. very nice place

Visited December 2011
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“Overall was just ok. Not super interesting. Nice rain forest.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011 via mobile

The rain forest is a long walk but is nice. The other attractions aren't super interesting. Get a cab to wait before going as it's hard to find one outside. We had an excellent taxi driver. His name is mr Zhang, doesn't speak much English but honest and knows the city well. His number is ----------------

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Beijing, China
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“Worth a visit - Providing you get a cheaper ticket”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

For starters buy your ticket though an agency if you know someone Chinese. You'll pay 160 RMB each at the door to enter the place. This to be honest this is over priced. However agencies can get the price down to 80 RMB and this is well worth the price.

You'll see Li and Miao minority things there with a few ethnic shows during the day. Theres also a nice forrest area worth walking around however be aware its not for disabled or the elderly as it has very steep areas to walk.

The layout of the place was well done and not confusing. Also they had organised the place so you didn't get bored quickly.

Once inside there is small cars that can take you around for no extra cost. In fact there were no extra charges inside.

You can spend a day there without problem if you take it easy... probably you would need at least half a day minimum.

One of the best tourist places in South Hainan.

Visited February 2011
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Guangzhou, China
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“Grandmas With Tattoos! Cultural History - Plenty of place for kids to run around! PERFECT 1/2 day change”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

Pros: Lots of 'different' things to see, grandmas and great-grandmas with tattoos, young girls to show off the "Li people's" wedding ceremony, shady sidewalks to walk around the HUGE sprawling grounds, a total change from downtown Sanya
Cons: Walking - lots of it

Photos here: http://picasaweb.google.com/parkerfairfield/20091006BinLangGuVillageHainan

Disclaimer: I'm an American expat who speaks fluent Mandarin, amongst other languages. More about me here http://is.gd/4oJxq

I loved this place. I liked the attempt to show off all aspects of the Li people's culture - from food to making clothing to the marriage ceremony.

I felt that while there was an attempt to separate the tourists from their money (it's a vacation spot, and it was done at several places with no pressure) but it was done in an acceptable style.

You've GOT to wear good shoes for this place - as there's lots of walking. With that said, our 6 and 8 year old boys really loved it. They could run around, look at stuff, and then run back. There's animals at one point (snakes, etc) and other things for kids to do... and impossible to get lost.

Definitely get a tour guide - assuming you have someone who can translate to your native tongue from Chinese.

Bring a flash for your camera - as even during a sunny day, in lots of places there is a lot of shade.

Next time I'm back - if I'm not still on crutches - I'm sure I'll go again.

I think it was about RMB 140 adult to get in; fairly standard pricing.

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