Detian Scenic Resort

Detian Scenic Resort, Daxin County: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Detian Scenic Resort Reviews: 4.5/5

Detian Scenic Resort
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Waterfalls
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Worth the Trip and Wanted More Time
Jul 2021 • Couples
We thought the trip out here was well worth the trip. There is a little tourist town nearby the falls but we weren't sure if foreigners could stay in the area or not so we chose to bus in. The waterfall area is great and you can spend a few hours here enjoying the views and there are some well groomed trails to walk around to get all sorts of views from the China side. We got out there after a good rainfall so the water was nice and clear with all sorts of blue and green hues. There are rafts that can take you close and many viewing platforms that give you all sorts of views. The Vietnam side is marked with many Vietnamese flags and is definitely not as built up but there is a Sino-Vietnamese Street at the top of the falls that you might be able to cross into Vietnam outside of covid times but again there is nothing really there. The vendors were maybe 30% closed when we went but they were selling some Vietnamese style souvenirs and food like sandals, wooden utensils and coffee. Some of the shops advertised salad rolls and banh mi sandwiches but we didn't try.

We did a day trip from Nanning and it can be quite a trek so plan accordingly. Currently there is a bus that departs from Langdong bus station (right outside the metro of the same name) at 8:30 am and we went the day before to buy round trip tickets for 136 yuan per person. It said online it would take 2.5 to 3 hours but it took 4.5 hours to get right to the ticket office. From there the tickets were 115 yuan each and included bus to and from the waterfall area and tickets into the park. The bus to the waterfall takes about 20 minutes. We got just over an hour in checking out the falls and boardwalk around it but missed out on the Karst formation walkways we wanted to check out. The bus waited for us to go back to Nanning right outside the ticket office and left the area at 3:30 pm. We got back into Nanning at 7:30 pm.

Recommendations we would make for our friends going is to make arrangements to stay overnight in the area for the waterfalls. The park pass is good for two days but you would have to call ahead to get a hotel to take you. When we went the bus' first stop was around 10:00 and the bathroom was not maintained well - no doors on the women's and troughs for number one and two. We made a second stop around 11:30 and the bus station was a little cleaner and the doors were there but it still was not great. If you can hold it I would say the second stop was best but the bathrooms at the ticket office are immaculate! The bus was comfortable enough and they give you a small bottle of water for each way but it was not enough so plan accordingly. There are snacks and refreshments throughout the Detian Waterfall area but the bus stops were pretty barren so bring your own stuff

Again, loved the waterfalls and the area was marked with the Karst formations of Guangxi. The bus ride was enjoyable too seeing the unreal landscape!
Written July 20, 2021
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Beihai, China50 contributions
Well Worth a Visit
Jul 2021
First off let me say you need to be reasonaly fit to enjoy all features of this park. As a foreigner we found it necessary to obtain tickets at the visitor centre some 15kms distant from the park entry. There are ticket machines at the actual park entrance but these would not work for our Chinese guest and rejected all attempts as a foreigner. Similarly the online ticketing facility would not accpet foreigner details. The ticket booth personnel at the park entry and at the main visitor centre spoke no English. Entry includes a return bus trip to the park entrance. You can hire English speaking guides at the visitor centre. The guide (Chinese speak only) on our bus was excellent - even advising against shopping within the park where the goods were more expensive than the same goods in shops outside the park. He held the additional tickets for the boat ride up to the falls (30RMB) and also the mechanised 'path' (58RMB). There are 2 main, one way, visitor routes around the park. One is by foot, the other includes mechanised people movers at a considerable height above the park. These are rubberised belts that you sit on. Entry to the upward lift is via 2 flights of some 250 steps of stairway; frankly I gave up at the first staging area - half way to the top. The paths around the park are now paved and equipped with stairways (in wood and concrete, the latter with a timber appearance). These stairways are quite steep and numerous, hence the need for fitness. We travelled here by road from Beihai. Basically Highway S60 and then to County Road S325. We ran into a check point after being on S325; the officials were very friendly and we were passed through, after showing our visas, in no time. After hours on S60 the motoring around the county roads was a dream - much like the UK country roads\lanes. Gorgeous countryside everwhere, including off S60.
Written July 17, 2021
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Rita B
Shaanxi, China211 contributions
Breathtaking!! Peaceful.
Aug 2019
I visited this waterfall a few days after going to Huangguoshu Waterfall. I liked this one so much better.

The scenery is much more beautiful and it was not as crowded. It may not be as big as some of the other parks, but I enjoyed the time I spent here so much more.

It is located on the border with Vietnam, but you cannot cross into Vietnam.

I would recommend a 1-2 night stay in Daxin county, but take the bus from Nanning, do not take the train because a taxi will cost you over 200 yuan. The street you will stay on only has a couple of hotels that serve all your meals (extra expense), but the waterfall is less than 1 hour away. A van will pick you up and you might pay 30 yuan for the roundtrip fare. You will pay the driver a separate fee into the waterfall.

Once inside, take your time. There are some places to sit and relax, unlike Huangguoshu where you have to keep moving.

You can get up close to the fall because there are various platforms. The paths through the woods are also beautiful.
Written February 17, 2020
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Australia285 contributions
Waterfall between China and Vietnam
Jan 2020
We stayed just outside the waterfall. We stayed at Detian Pubuqing Hotel who got tickets for us for the following day. He said tickets can be brought from Trip. To get to the waterfall you go over the road, past all the shops and go into the big building with people getting on the bus. Go right, towards the men's toilet and there is a left near the entry. Keep walking through the doors to the men who will scan your tickets and you are at the entry to the waterfall. We didn't realise how close we were staying. We went in the morning and since we were so close we wondered if our ticket was for the day-we took it and tried our ticket late afternoon but it didn't work,they are a once only admit. We were here in January which isn't meant to be the best time but the waterfall still looked impressive to me.
Written January 12, 2020
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Yajaira Leila P
1 contribution
WONDERFUL but was not the best time weather to go
Jun 2019
I loved the place, but I couldn´t use the boat to take a closer view, it was rainning and the river was a little bit dangerous, there is a market at the end of the tour and the coffee was delicious.Is better to take food fom your hotel and water also. I recommend to go at morning, as early as you can.
Written January 2, 2020
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Mari C
Yangshuo County, China54 contributions
Far but worth a trip
Jun 2019 • Friends
We googled how to get there. We read about a shuttle which was meant to take us there in 3h. We asked at the front desk and this information wasn’t true. We took a direct bus at Langdong Bus Station (琅东客运站) in Nanning. It departed at 8:30 am, and the returning bus to Nanning is at 4:30 p.m. The journey takes about 5 hours and it cost ¥130 in total. Please remember to show your passport. On the way there, a lady sold us tickets for ¥105. We apparently could jump the queue but we never did that.
There are nice restaurants around there and the views are stunning.
Written June 16, 2019
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Tawau, Malaysia1,965 contributions
The Most Enchanting Waterfalls in China
Apr 2019 • Couples
Superb scenic while walking around the Detain Waterfalls at the border of China and Vietnam at the Guangxi Province. The scenic is just breathtaking. The walk from along the river side to a climb up to the Waterfalls. Both angles give you a different feel of the famous Waterfalls. Do not miss this attraction.
Written May 31, 2019
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Joe H
Provo, UT76 contributions
Wow! Amazing Waterfall!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Wherever we travel we deliberately seek out waterfalls. They are geographic features unique to our solar system (and perhaps our galaxy) because they require moderate temperatures, liquid water, and a significant amount of gravity. The consequence of this unusual combination of circumstances is always interesting, and sometimes magnificent and glorious! I like the way water can be flowing calmly and unsuspectingly along a stream and then, suddenly, the stream-bed drops out from underneath, it catapults off a precipice and thunders down rocky crags, and explodes into spray as it crashes onto the surface of the pool below. Then if flows peacefully again along the stream as if nothing had happened. It reminds me of the trajectory of my life—I’ve been on assignment in Asia which has been like a travel-filled crazy burst between calm flows. The Detian waterfall is on the border of China and Vietnam. My wife and I flew 3 hours from Shanghai to Nanning, then took a 5 hour bus ride to the entrance of this Chinese National park, rode a 20 minute shuttle, and then hiked another 20 minutes to get here (yes, as a matter of fact, we ARE serious about chasing waterfalls). It was WORTH IT! The photos can’t begin to capture the scale and beauty of the scene. It’s apparently a “destination” from the Vietnam side (although it’s even harder to reach), but we were the ONLY westerners on the China side. Even our go-to tour company in China doesn’t have it on their list, and hadn’t seemed to have heard of it. If you’re making a trip to China (or Vietnam) I highly recommend it!
Written April 13, 2019
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Hong Kong, China315 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
A lovely spot, spectacular waterfalls.

I joined a local tour, speaking chinese is probably a must plus ability to go along with a local tour ride! Two days was around 650 (may have been less) plus the optional cost of rafting at 130.

This included all food, a night in a hotel and lots of fun with my new Chinese friends.

Big downside was the shopping stop on the way back into Nanning - no escape, but it was an experience to watch so many happy shoppers buying 'silk' bedding that they had no idea they wanted and most probably didn't need.

I was the only non-Chinese on the tour and was well taken care of by the others.

The falls are in a big park, it's a bit troublesome to get into, changing bus etc but the falls are amazing to see and the set up is efficient. Take a boat ride onto the lake for rmb30 and get sprayed by the water. Lots of fun and a pleasant 2 hours.

Coffee shop and shopping once you are out.
Written January 8, 2019
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia16 contributions
Magnificent. Greatest waterfall I have visited.
Nov 2018
The journey to Detian was challenging. We chose to stay 2 nights at Daxin, a small lay back town. Nothing much to do at Daxin. We started our journey early in the morning on Sunday, 4 Nov. We took the local 3-wheeled taxi to YinYang Bridge (old bus station) to get to the minivan to Detian. The Minivan company we took was Guangxi Chaoda. It took us 1.30hr to reach Detian at RMB18 each. This minivan will bring you straight into the waterfall main entrance. Make sure you have the waterfall ticket or Wechat pay to buy the ticket at the main entrance. This minivan saved us RMB35 each for the bus ride from the Tourist Information Building (9km away from the waterfall). We were lucky that Sunday as Detian was open for all for free for 2 days as it received the AAAAA recognition. It was crowded or course. But saved us another RMB80 each. There all 3 layers to the waterfall. Make sure you climb all the stairs to view each level. You can take the Guangxi Chaoda minivan back to Daxin from Detian. On a personal note, I wouldn't recommend elderly and young kids to visit Detian on your own. Best to engage a travel agent for it.
Written November 6, 2018
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