Bing Lang Gu

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hkfornow
HK202 contributions
We were assigned a local tour guide who was very patient and friendly explaining their culture and the costumes to us. . . the weaving done by the older generation is quite stunning, using only their imagination and their skills to weave different items, some bigger pieces could take up to 6 months to weave.

They tried to make the experience fun for everyone by having an hourly dance, so it was fun to try to learn the steps.

It was an enjoyable experience.
Written January 1, 2020
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James K
Chongqing, China34 contributions
My wife and I came here and we really enjoyed it. We spent a large portion of the day and did not get to see everything we wanted to see. We only went on two of the levels and that was enough. This is a nice place to visit for anyone interested in History. The whole place is like an outdoor museum with some indoor museums, too.

The food is outragously priced here. Be prepared to pay for eating here or bring your own. Also, nearly everywhere you go someone is trying to sell something like most Chinese tourist spots. While it is not overwhelming, it is a little annoying. But I tolerate this because they are working hard to make a living.

I would go again sometime to see the rest of the display.
Written January 27, 2020
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Nomigrace32
Eastbourne, UK45 contributions
Couples
It’s not an authentic village in which minority people actually live, it’s more a huge and accessible exhibition or even theme park (in a good way). There is a celebration of their culture in the wonderful show with lots of beautiful dance. China is very conscious of preserving its folk dance heritage and the dances are authentic, engaging and beautiful as was the music. It was loud, not deafening and a little cheesy at times when goats and geese took to the stage, but enchanting too. I loved it. Genuine Li and Miao people can be seen weaving basketware and cloth, playing instruments and singing. Much of what they produce is for sale and I would think that this preserves their traditions, gives them a livelihood and provides a fascinating insight and education for visitors. The exhibits are authentic; buildings, huts, day to day like bing equipment. There was nothing I could pick out as garish, plastic or tacky. It isn’t highbrow, it’s very accessible and would provide many people with a great day out. There are lots of explanations in English on signs but very few non Chinese, not enough to warrant English guides. We found the staff very keen to assist us regarding catching the bus to the higher village and buying tickets for this. There are plenty of clean toilets and places to buy food and drink. It was quite crowded but this didn’t prevent us from being able to see everything. It was expensive at 220RMB per person but good value for money.
Written February 21, 2018
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JoyceAw40
Singapore, Singapore254 contributions
During our one day trip to Sanya, Bing Lang Gu 梹榔谷 was the only place that we had visited. A place that you will get to know it history.It is named Binglanggu because it is formed by a valley, several kilometerslong,covered with thousands of areca palms and lush jungle on both slopes. The reserve comprises three major features:the primitive Li Minority village, the ecological Miao Minority village, and tropical jungle. It is one of the most important tourist attractions on Hainan and is among its top ten scenic spots. I really enjoyed knowing their culture.

If you have young children they might not enjoy the history or the show but they will enjoy the food. We loved the bamboo rice, it was nice and tasty. Something that we must try as we can't really see it in other area.

A must go place when you are there.
Written September 25, 2011
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Don D
Derry, NH190 contributions
Couples
My wife and I visited Bing Lang Gu based on a recommendation by a local. For starters the various trees, flowers, and other plant-life found throughout the expansive cultural attraction are beautiful. Many flowers and fruit trees are described in the historical culture at various points on the tourist trail. Other cultural features of the Li and Miao people are also feature at other sites within the gardens. For example, the history of weaving dating back thousands of years using different materials at different periods are described and ancient weaving are on display. In addition, the various styles of homes (not original building) are on display throughout the tourist trail. We spent and enjoyable 5 hours walking throughout the gardens, learning about the two Chinese ethnic groups inhabiting the region, seeing a couple of shows featuring ethnic stories and dances, and talking to some of the locals.

A couple of suggestions I would give to would be visitors are:
1. Its quite a distances from any hotel you are probably staying at. If you take a taxi be warned that around 4:30 the taxis become scarce for a while. You should probably leave by 4.
2. There is a restaurant as you enter, which we went to. The food was ok. However, the food along the tourist trail was much more interesting and we wish we had waited.
Written April 17, 2015
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jfjlawai
109 contributions
Badly organised. Too much cruelty to the animals used for show and picture taking. The carts are available only if you are ready to give extra under table money which the driver and your guide will split. We had to pay because we had an old American couple. The rest of us walked. As usual nobody speaks English in sanya. Then why is called the international tourism destination or the Hawaii of China. Anyway the WC is dirty and does not fit the needs of foreigners. The food available is overcharged including drinks and poor overall service. Pity. Maybe there was something interesting to know but with no real information and professional guiding not much can be valued of such places
Written June 7, 2014
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Steve H
Budapest, Hungary29 contributions
Family
The attraction is about 40 minutes from Sanya - we took a local guide who drove us there and back.
This is a poorly organised site with lots and lots of little 'ethnic' shops selling pretty much the same stuff - mostly silverware. the quality is not bad and the prices are fixed, it's just that there're too many of them!
The are electric 'carts' inside which purportedly take you around but they don't! We asked a site guide (they mostly have some English) how the system worked and they had to have a fairly long discussion before informing us that these carts will only take you to the exit. In fact this was untrue since we saw them going in various directions - whatever, we didn't take one.
We walked a fair distance and ascended to the are which has 'small animals'. Unfortunately, there we found a young crocodile with jaws tightly bound with electrician's tape being sold as a photo shot, a tiny pig set on a metal chair with a small round wooded board to stand on, he couldn't move off it since he'd have broken his legs, a monkey also chained. This is unnecessary cruelty and I let it be known that I didn't like it. "Bu hao" means 'not good' and the only way to change these hideous habits is to let them know what you think. If you don't like it: say so.
Needed some clear signs to direct us around.
Apart from that, a good place to visit!
Written May 1, 2012
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,398 contributions
Couples
A very nice park to learn more about the Li culture (and a little bit about the Miao). I regretted that pricing was explained in Korean and Russian but not English, not customer friendly! Package 2 gets you entrance, show, and little carts (220 RMB, about $33). Besides this, we were lucky to find an English speaking guide ($22). You don't have to take one but we needed to avoid wasting time. The tiny Li museums are very informative. The weaving grandmothers were very skilled and cute. The show is about an hour and grandiose. Light information is provided in English there about each dance.
Written February 18, 2019
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fozbob
Shanghai, China111 contributions
Couples
Was not expecting much from this trip to Bing Lang Gu but ended up having a private tour by accident and loved it. Went with some family members and had a great time eating some local food, playing some local "games" (rope swing, like a tug of war) and hearing about the local minorities such as the Li and Miao. Bought some local tapestries as gifts at the end of the tour, which is kind of like a big shop at the end that you must pass through. Would recommend and also make sure that you visit the show and sit in the first row!
Written October 25, 2018
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Www
Singapore, Singapore879 contributions
Very commercialized like most Chinese tourist places. Better come early to avoid the scorching heat by mid-day. If you understand chinese, then get the guide, otherwise it is difficult to know the best route and can be complicated. Do buy the buggy ticket, because it is impossible to walk up and down the mountain especially if you have old folks and kids with you. There are several stops where they want you to buy things, like silver jewelery, tumblers, cloths and clothing items weaved by the locals, medicine produced by them. I suppose you can't get them elsewhere, so if you like them you can buy them.
There will be a row of fruit sellers at the end of the tour, do buy from the last rows for the cheapest price (Rmb10 for 5pcs instead of Rmb10 for 3pcs at the earlier stops).
Written June 20, 2018
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