Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park

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Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park

Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
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Shanghaiqwerty
17 contributions
Just do the hike down
Mar 2021 • Couples
It was low season, but it appeared that Chinese tour groups chose this park over the many beaches in Sanya. Anyway, bit crowded outside and you do have to quickly register as a foreigner and everyone has to wear a mask when entering. However, once in the park, covid is no longer a concern and masks can be taken off:). The main attractions are tourist traps, but the view at the peak is quite nice amd the hike down to Orchid park was worth the admission. At the top there were hundreds of tour groups, but going down we only met one other couple. Since it's mostly steps down your calves will be hurting, but we have no regrets. Definitely worth it if you're in Ya Long Bay for 3+ days, but if less I recommend sticking to the beach.
Written March 10, 2021
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CTMerebear
Beijing, China104 contributions
Christmas in Sayna
Dec 2020
Beautiful scenery. We had a very nice hike through the rainforest. It was a little confusing understanding when we could walk and when we must ride the bus.
Written February 17, 2021
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Ian Anderson
Shanghai, China132 contributions
Very touristy but worth a visit for the view and scenery
Dec 2020
I echo the comments of the last reviewer (Ben D). This is a quintessentially crowded Chinese tourist experience, over organised with legions of shuttle buses, (local) fast food outlets and aspirational names for every scenic spot. But the scenery is nice, the views spectacular and the park is well cared for - and makes a change from the beach only 5km away. I would recommend the 3km trail from the Orchid Park to Preak Park or vice versa depending on your fitness and knees. Very few people, nice views, massive boulders and extraordinary banyan trees. The orchid area is very pretty when the crowds have thinned
Written December 22, 2020
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Ben D
Beijing, China9 contributions
Could be worse I suppose
Oct 2020
This park is definitely designed for tourists and the entrance prices are too high for what it is. I paid 158 Yuan person for basic entry and my girlfriend paid 145 Yuan as she booked in advance, but this option is only possible for Chinese visitors.

There are optional extras such as the rope bridge, glass walkway, and zip line (closed on the day we visited), but these are also costly and we decided to skip them, figuring they would be packed.

Foreign visitors are required to fill out a health check form upon entry, whereas Chinese visitors aren’t (no idea why this is), however this only took a couple of minutes and wasn’t too much of a hassle.

A bus takes you from the entrance and goes in a long loop, first ascending and then descending the mountain, with various stops along the way. This could either be a fun or hair-raising ride, depending on the driver’s attitude and how squeamish you are, but the scenery along the way is good.

At the top of the park is a square and also a pagoda, which was packed with people taking photos. It’s all very touristy, with various food and souvenir outlets selling overpriced goods.

The only saving grace of this park, in my opinion, is that it does have a nice scenic trail from the top back down to the ground level. It’s about 2km in total and takes you back to the orchid garden, through wooded areas and past huge boulders. Very nice and peaceful. It took us an hour and a half to complete and we only saw a handful of other people along the way, so it’s a nice option to avoid the tourist groups.

Note that there are a lot of steps along the trail, so not suitable for less able-bodied people, but if you can manage it, then do it. Definitely the best part of the experience for me.
Written October 17, 2020
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shangdian
Shanghai, China8 contributions
Overpriced, overcrowded, and racist
Aug 2020 • Couples
Ridiculously overcrowded and convuluted registration process to get inside. Massively overpriced attractions. Blatant racism and discrimination shown against foreigners - they are required to register and have their temperature taken due to COVID-19, but Chinese are not, even though the Chinese border was closed at the time I went and Chinese are the only ones bringing the virus back to China. Avoid this place.
Written August 13, 2020
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Bgr_AO
Turkey372 contributions
Overrated
Aug 2020 • Couples
Clean and well maintained but;
- Extreme crowded (August 2020, 15:00 - 18:00)
- Expensive, more to pay inside
Written August 6, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Visit if you are in the Area
Aug 2020 • Friends
The park offers views of Yalong Bay and has a well maintained tropical forest. Would recommend starting at the peak and working your way down from there to go from the exposed heat to the cooler gardens. The cost is 90 RMB + 50 RMB for entrance and bus in low season. I'm not sure if the bus fee can be waved but it is worth it as there aren't many walkable options to go without.

Please note that there are extra activities that cost more to experience like the glass walkway and suspension bridge. After looking at them we thought they were not worth it as it was very busy and the lineups were long. We took a Didi to get here and believe it is worthwhile to visit if you're in the area. It is very easy to avoid the crowds because most are eager to do the bridges and glass walks.
Written August 6, 2020
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Dancing Yak Tibetan Handicrafts
Chengdu, China43 contributions
Nice forest and view
Aug 2020 • Solo
This place was worth it to go and see. If one gets the cheapest ticket, 140 yuan, one will be able go all to the top with the bus. For other things to do such as sliding ropes, water bridge ie. one can buy inside other tickets.Food and drinks are available just in a higher price. The road going up is pretty cool, very steep and curvy. Many Chinese tourist there now.
Written August 1, 2020
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hweeying
Johor Bahru, Malaysia4,444 contributions
glass walkway
Aug 2019 • Family
We took bus to come here. We bought the package ticket which including lunch. We love the glass walkway. This is a huge park that there are plenty of scenery places therefore we had spend at least 5 hours here.
Visited on August 2019.
Written July 23, 2020
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Sigi
3 contributions
Hiking and sliding through the forest
Jul 2020
Easy visit, several busses to take you up the mountain or you can climb (quite a challenge when it’s hot). Possibility to eat there as well. Beautiful area, well maintained.
Written July 10, 2020
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