Red River Valley Forest Park

Red River Valley Forest Park, Mei County

Red River Valley Forest Park

Red River Valley Forest Park
4.5
Mountains • Parks • Forests • Monuments & Statues
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
What people are saying
Pure nature. Organization issues
We spent 3 days in the forest park. First thing that you will notice that apparently everyone is a tour guide in this village. None of them speaks english, so I don't know what they plan to tell us, but you certainly don't need a guide anyway. Don't pay more than 5 rmb for a map. Don't buy a ticket from anyone except the counter at the entrance. The tickets are imprintet with your fingerprints, so they are not resellable. The forest in the park is a curious mixture between subtropical in the valleys & mediterranean on the mountains. There is one hiking area in the Southeast that doesn't have a cable car to the top. As chinese tourists are always in a hurry they avoid this area. We only met 10 others in 8 hours there. The downside is that all shops in this area are closed so you have to bring food and water for several hours. ( On a sunny day 2l/ person at least) the hike is over 18km with about 1500 m going up and down. You need to be moderately fit to see this through. The other tops all have cable cars or lifts, so they are quite busy with lazy tourists. There are busses inside the park, but they have rather limited routes. If you enter from the south entrance as and hike along the river the bus won't take you back to your entrance, but rather to the one in the east(even though there is a road available). From there you have to take a different bus to go back outside of the park. The bus is 10rmb/ Person. There are also some pretty aggressive cab drivers who will follow you around ( even in the bus) who offer to take you for 30. On a rainy day the price is suddenly 100rmb, but you can haggle them down to 50 by leaving the cab. Sadly the chinese are real pigs and drop their garbage everywhere as they go even though there are rubbish bins every 100m. So the park is quite dirty along the main route. Apart from that a stunningly beautiful park with some organisational issues and freakishly annoying tourguides and cab drivers( luckyliy they only stick around the entrance)

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Pure nature. Organization issues
We spent 3 days in the forest park.
First thing that you will notice that apparently everyone is a tour guide in this village. None of them speaks english, so I don't know what they plan to tell us, but you certainly don't need a guide anyway. Don't pay more than 5 rmb for a map. Don't buy a ticket from anyone except the counter at the entrance. The tickets are imprintet with your fingerprints, so they are not resellable. The forest in the park is a curious mixture between subtropical in the valleys & mediterranean on the mountains. There is one hiking area in the Southeast that doesn't have a cable car to the top. As chinese tourists are always in a hurry they avoid this area. We only met 10 others in 8 hours there. The downside is that all shops in this area are closed so you have to bring food and water for several hours. ( On a sunny day 2l/ person at least) the hike is over 18km with about 1500 m going up and down. You need to be moderately fit to see this through. The other tops all have cable cars or lifts, so they are quite busy with lazy tourists.
There are busses inside the park, but they have rather limited routes. If you enter from the south entrance as and hike along the river the bus won't take you back to your entrance, but rather to the one in the east(even though there is a road available). From there you have to take a different bus to go back outside of the park. The bus is 10rmb/ Person.
There are also some pretty aggressive cab drivers who will follow you around ( even in the bus) who offer to take you for 30. On a rainy day the price is suddenly 100rmb, but you can haggle them down to 50 by leaving the cab.

Sadly the chinese are real pigs and drop their garbage everywhere as they go even though there are rubbish bins every 100m. So the park is quite dirty along the main route.
Apart from that a stunningly beautiful park with some organisational issues and freakishly annoying tourguides and cab drivers( luckyliy they only stick around the entrance)
Written March 28, 2014
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM