Jinji Valley

Jinji Valley, Qionglai: Address, Jinji Valley Reviews: 4.5/5

Jinji Valley
4.5
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Joshua M
By Joshua M
Crowded but gorgeous.
Jun 2018
We went here on a sunny weekend, so the place was absolutely packed, but still worth a visit. (A tip to avoid the queues, you can pay extra to save some time and get the tickets from one of the locals around the ticket stall- the queue can be as long as an hour and whilst there's a roof set up, there's no air conditioning etc. The tickets that they sold us were accepted no problem.) The price is roughly 50-100yuan/person, I don't recall exactly. Once you have your ticket, you can either walk (20 minutes) or drive to the car-parking near to the park entrance (or take a 3-wheeler ride directly). The Valley itself is gorgeous, there's a river for paddling in, and stepping stones across into the valley- you don't need a ticket for this part of the area, but you'll need one to get into the valley itself. They let groups in a few at a time, in order to control the queues and crowds further on. The place is great for photos, and you might also see some wild monkeys along the way, they'll be happy to steal your food/belongings so be careful! The walk through the park can easily take an hour or two, especially with the crowds and queues, there seems to be a build up of people on the ascent up to the long suspension bridge, there's also a snack station and a couple of benches right before you cross the bridge. The bridge itself seems safe enough, though you can certainly feel the sway on the way across! There's also a glass-floored walkway afterwards which is quite fun! The way back down and through the valley is lovely also, with some nice views and a handful of snack vendors. If you find yourself with a spare sunny day, definitely check out this gem.

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Dariusz
Chengdu, China397 contributions
Under renovation until further notice
Sep 2018 • Family
I visited Jinji Valley on 9 September 2018. Unfortunately, it is closed for renovation until further notice (please see attached photo). It appears that the wooden deck (or at least a part of it) will be replaced with glass panels to attract more tourists in the future. My overall rating of 'Excellent' is currently based on the expectations only...I need to wait to see it once it is re-opened for tourists...
Written September 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joshua M
Xinjin County, China142 contributions
Crowded but gorgeous.
Jun 2018 • Couples
We went here on a sunny weekend, so the place was absolutely packed, but still worth a visit.

(A tip to avoid the queues, you can pay extra to save some time and get the tickets from one of the locals around the ticket stall- the queue can be as long as an hour and whilst there's a roof set up, there's no air conditioning etc. The tickets that they sold us were accepted no problem.) The price is roughly 50-100yuan/person, I don't recall exactly.

Once you have your ticket, you can either walk (20 minutes) or drive to the car-parking near to the park entrance (or take a 3-wheeler ride directly).

The Valley itself is gorgeous, there's a river for paddling in, and stepping stones across into the valley- you don't need a ticket for this part of the area, but you'll need one to get into the valley itself. They let groups in a few at a time, in order to control the queues and crowds further on.

The place is great for photos, and you might also see some wild monkeys along the way, they'll be happy to steal your food/belongings so be careful!

The walk through the park can easily take an hour or two, especially with the crowds and queues, there seems to be a build up of people on the ascent up to the long suspension bridge, there's also a snack station and a couple of benches right before you cross the bridge.
The bridge itself seems safe enough, though you can certainly feel the sway on the way across! There's also a glass-floored walkway afterwards which is quite fun!

The way back down and through the valley is lovely also, with some nice views and a handful of snack vendors.

If you find yourself with a spare sunny day, definitely check out this gem.
Written August 23, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Timothée G
26 contributions
Nice outing trip
Apr 2018 • Couples
Very beautiful, maybe a bit expensive (40 kuais each) but worth it. If you don't want to pay for a tuktuk you can go walking from Pingle ancient town (1h30 roughly).
Written April 9, 2018
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ama_hook
Paris, France91 contributions
Ok, but too many people
May 2017 • Friends
Close to Pingle Old town, most people go there by tuk-tuk who will take you there and back to the town / another place. We managed to have a local tuk-tuk driver taking us to bamboo forest, Jinhua moutain, the bridge and back in town for 160¥ (+tips). You can ask your hotel, this is a small town, they all have friends who can make you a good price 😊

So the valley... Well, this could be a really nice walk if there were less people... The bridge itself is quite impressive, and the scenrey is nice. The stairs to climb are sometimes a little hard, not recommended for small kids.
There is a river at the entrance of the place where kids can play in the river, and where you can ride some kind of boat. Also whe' i went there (may 2017), it seems that the park was still on renovation, there will be soon more activities to do.

Anyway I dont suggest you go there, nothing that interesting if too crowded (but take in account i went there in May and during a week end). I suggest you go to Jinhua moutain 金华佛山 instead, less people, also beautiful scenery, with bamboo forest and some buddhas on the rock in addition.
Written May 30, 2017
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