Hakka Park Scenic Spot

Hakka Park Scenic Spot, Meizhou: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Hakka Park Scenic Spot Reviews: 4/5

Hakka Park Scenic Spot
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Birdy
By Birdy
See the Hakka architectures and culture not far away from city centre
Apr 2019
Location: The scenic spot is 30mins away from the city centre.You could hop on a bus or grab a taxi there.A bit difficult to hop on the bus unless you know where is the bus stop inside the city centre. Hakka Park: The ticket office locates in the midway along all the residential buildings. It is a combination of theme park,hotels altogether. The scenic area divides into different parts.They have water park as well.But my mom and i were only interested in the Hakka Town.So we went straight to the entrance of the Hakka Town. Hakka Town: The Hakka Town is quite big,you can either walk all the way up to the top or get a ticket with electric car.The car takes you to the top and then you could walk down and visit all the attractions. Glass bridge - Nice experience to walk from one end to the other end.And see the view from the bridge. Hakka traditional houses - If you want to see the traditional Hakka houses,go to check it out.The architectures are unique,esp the one with round shape.Although it is renovated and now it changed to a restaurant,but difficult to see this type of unique design.Coz another one which was very famous with history is in another town which you have to get a limited train to there.So this one is an easier option if you just have limited time in Meizhou. Family friendly: No worry about food,drinks,there are some shops all the ways in the area.Also,the roads are well paved,it is very nice to spend the time with family,no matter senior or young children. Duration of visit: Recommend to spend 3-4 hrs or more,if you want to walk all the way up to top and down. Coz there are different routes downhill,we didn’t have enough time to finish all.
Ed_Sander
By Ed_Sander
Horrible in so many ways.
Dec 2018
We came to Meizhou to get a good flavour of the Hakka culture and because the Hakka Museum in the Hakka Park (Ke Jia Gong Yuan, not to be confused with the theme park as some reviews here do) we decided to give Hakka World (Ke Jia Tian Xia) a try. Rarely have I been so disappointed in many years of travelling in China and visiting hundreds of sights. This theme park must be one of the most expensive places I have visited in China. What's worse, even if you buy the 120 RMB ticket you need to pay extra for many attractions within the park. So you have to add a 40 RMB ticket for a dodgy wax museum (which also sells tickets inside the park for 30 RMB!), 60 RMB for a walk on a glass bridge which reflects so much light that you can hardly see through it, a questionable shooting range, etc. Even if you do not get any additional attraction tickets the park is unscrupulously overpriced. What you get is a walk up the slope of a hill with a handful of artificial sights like a collection of Buddha statues, an unremarkable flower bed, a coffee shop, small replicas of a few temples, etc. With every turn you wonder why you are watching these cheap copies instead of going out to see something real. There are several live performances in the park but the one we watched had nothing whatsoever to do with Hakka culture. It was just a generic Chinese acrobatics performance followed by a calligraphy painter that was selling his work for 300 RMB a piece. Yes, everything in the park is aimed at making you spend even more than the extortionate entry fee, from the moment when you step inside and get a 'free keychain hanger' with your picture so they can later try to sell you the print outs. When you leave the park disillussioned, you not only feel cheated out of 200 RMB (in my case) but you haven't gained any useful insight into Hakka culture. China has many tacky theme parks like this, but Hakka World must be one of the worst and most shameless. On a more positive note, the ticket also gave entry to the Hakka Park Zhongru Culture & Art Museum, which is located in the same building as the ticket office, outside the park itself. This turned out to be a marvellous collection of woodcarvings, some made from tree trunks that must have been 10 meters long. The masterpieces feature stunning depictions of scenes from China's four classic novels (e.g. Journey to the West) and more. My advice: avoid the theme park like the plague and see if you can get a separate, cheaper ticket for the woodcarving museum, which is truely worth it and was the highlight of our visit to Meizhou. And if you want to experience some real Hakka live, make your way up north to Fujian and stay in one of the many tulou roundhouses.

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Birdy
Hong Kong Island, China1,107 contributions
See the Hakka architectures and culture not far away from city centre
Apr 2019 • Family
Location:
The scenic spot is 30mins away from the city centre.You could hop on a bus or grab a taxi there.A bit difficult to hop on the bus unless you know where is the bus stop inside the city centre.

Hakka Park:
The ticket office locates in the midway along all the residential buildings. It is a combination of theme park,hotels altogether. The scenic area divides into different parts.They have water park as well.But my mom and i were only interested in the Hakka Town.So we went straight to the entrance of the Hakka Town.

Hakka Town:
The Hakka Town is quite big,you can either walk all the way up to the top or get a ticket with electric car.The car takes you to the top and then you could walk down and visit all the attractions.

Glass bridge - Nice experience to walk from one end to the other end.And see the view from the bridge.

Hakka traditional houses - If you want to see the traditional Hakka houses,go to check it out.The architectures are unique,esp the one with round shape.Although it is renovated and now it changed to a restaurant,but difficult to see
this type of unique design.Coz another one which was very famous with history is in another town which you have to get a limited train to there.So this one is an easier option if you just have limited time in Meizhou.

Family friendly:
No worry about food,drinks,there are some shops all the ways in the area.Also,the roads are well paved,it is very nice to spend the time with family,no matter senior or young children.

Duration of visit:
Recommend to spend 3-4 hrs or more,if you want to walk all the way up to top and down. Coz there are different routes downhill,we didn’t have enough time to finish all.
Written April 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ed_Sander
Xiamen, China40 contributions
Horrible in so many ways.
Dec 2018 • Couples
We came to Meizhou to get a good flavour of the Hakka culture and because the Hakka Museum in the Hakka Park (Ke Jia Gong Yuan, not to be confused with the theme park as some reviews here do) we decided to give Hakka World (Ke Jia Tian Xia) a try.

Rarely have I been so disappointed in many years of travelling in China and visiting hundreds of sights. This theme park must be one of the most expensive places I have visited in China. What's worse, even if you buy the 120 RMB ticket you need to pay extra for many attractions within the park. So you have to add a 40 RMB ticket for a dodgy wax museum (which also sells tickets inside the park for 30 RMB!), 60 RMB for a walk on a glass bridge which reflects so much light that you can hardly see through it, a questionable shooting range, etc.

Even if you do not get any additional attraction tickets the park is unscrupulously overpriced. What you get is a walk up the slope of a hill with a handful of artificial sights like a collection of Buddha statues, an unremarkable flower bed, a coffee shop, small replicas of a few temples, etc. With every turn you wonder why you are watching these cheap copies instead of going out to see something real.

There are several live performances in the park but the one we watched had nothing whatsoever to do with Hakka culture. It was just a generic Chinese acrobatics performance followed by a calligraphy painter that was selling his work for 300 RMB a piece. Yes, everything in the park is aimed at making you spend even more than the extortionate entry fee, from the moment when you step inside and get a 'free keychain hanger' with your picture so they can later try to sell you the print outs.

When you leave the park disillussioned, you not only feel cheated out of 200 RMB (in my case) but you haven't gained any useful insight into Hakka culture. China has many tacky theme parks like this, but Hakka World must be one of the worst and most shameless.

On a more positive note, the ticket also gave entry to the Hakka Park Zhongru Culture & Art Museum, which is located in the same building as the ticket office, outside the park itself. This turned out to be a marvellous collection of woodcarvings, some made from tree trunks that must have been 10 meters long. The masterpieces feature stunning depictions of scenes from China's four classic novels (e.g. Journey to the West) and more.

My advice: avoid the theme park like the plague and see if you can get a separate, cheaper ticket for the woodcarving museum, which is truely worth it and was the highlight of our visit to Meizhou. And if you want to experience some real Hakka live, make your way up north to Fujian and stay in one of the many tulou roundhouses.
Written December 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ernesto C
Ipoh, Malaysia7 contributions
THE WORLD HAKKA CAPITAL CITY MEIZHOU, CHINA.
Dec 2018 • Family
Hakka Park is one of the well known tourist destination in Meizhou city. The chinese meaning of this Hakka Park means KE Tian Xia, which means The World Hakka.. This is what the meaning of Meizhou, a city that belongs to the Hakka people.

This park consist of hotel rooms, shopping, restaurants, cafe, hill side and peak of the mountain which you can have a good view of the Meizhou city from the peak.

Strongly recommend to stay at least 2 or more nights in the hill side hotel rooms to experience the fresh and cooling weather here.

Oppps, do not forget also to have a buggy ride, is free for hotel guest to climb up to the mountain for a walk or you can also to relax in the cafe located on the hill peak.. somemore, there is a newly built Glass Bridge for you to challenge..

I am the Meizhou Tourism Promoting Officer in Malaysia (Ipoh Office).
Written December 21, 2018
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emster2029
Singapore, Singapore960 contributions
Small but well built Hakka Theme Park
Dec 2018 • Friends
I am impressed with the design of this park and how they made good use of the topography. Many parts of the park are on the slope. Wheel chair access is possible but pushing up and down the slope will not be easy.

Did not manage to view the shows since we're here early to avoid the crowd. From the tourist that left this morning, the crowd is manageable.

Authentic design and display of the history and lifestyle of the hardworking Hakka people.

This is the list see attraction if you are in Meizhou.
Written December 6, 2018
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KayaOtah
Singapore, Singapore348 contributions
Worth a stay
Jul 2018
Forget about entrance when you stay at the hotel, have a morning jog around the area, the amazing sculptures have storyboards in chinese and english, enjoy sunset at the cliffs, enjoy dinner at the street side restaurants. Its a huge park worth to visit for 1 entire day or split into 2 half days.
Written July 2, 2018
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Hiroaosta
Dalian, China2,012 contributions
Good Park to feel culture
May 2017 • Friends
My friends invited to home town Meizhou.
Hakka Park (客天下) is one of main sightseeing sopt.
There are many reproduction of traditional building and garden.
And Hotel, Wedding hole....are also built in the premises.
It's really interesting place.

Entrance fee = 90 RMB/Person (2017. May)
Written May 31, 2017
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Erico2709
Singapore, Singapore1,913 contributions
Impressive sculptures on the mountains
May 2016 • Friends
If they had lowered the entrance fees (RMB120) , it would have made this place a lot more value for money. Lots of buddha and guangyin sculptures which seems to be part of the mountains.
Written May 11, 2016
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Roadkinghi
Kailua, HI51 contributions
Very interesting a beautiful
May 2015 • Couples
The park is a good walking experience, particularly the back upper areas. The facility is clean and nicely done. We stayed at the hotel and was surprised at the set up and 5 star quality of the hotel, food and overall stay.
Written September 16, 2015
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