What to do and see in Heyuan, China: The Best Places and Tips

December 18, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Héyuán (Chinese: 河源) is a prefecture-level city of Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. At the 2010 census, its population was 2,950,195 whom 903,871 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Yuancheng urban District and Dongyuan County largely being urbanized. Zijin County itself is quickly being conurbated in the agglomeration. The majority of the people are Hakka. The city includes many rainforests and the largest lake in Guangdong: Xinfengjiang Reservoir. The literal meaning of the city's name is "origin of the river". It has recently been officially titled as the "Hometown of the Dinosaur in China", due to the thousands of dinosaur egg fossils that have been unearthed in its vicinity.
Restaurants in Heyuan

1. Wanlv Lake

Heyuan, China
Excellent
49%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
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5%
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4 based on 34 reviews

Wanlv Lake

Reviewed By LorraineHongKong - Townsville, Australia

We hired a taxi from Heyuan to take us the 6km to the lake. We arrived for one of the first boats at 10am. The taxi returned at 12.30. You can buy a day ticket without time restriction, to be dropped off by boat at locations around the lake edge, or you can buy a cheaper ticket and have an allotted time at each location.
As we visited mid week, we had the boat to ourselves and so the driver fitted in with our times. Although there were no crowds, we missed some of the activities that were only on weekends. Each location had something different to offer. See the photos
The lake is amazing as it supplies fresh water for 40 million people.

2. Jinghuayuan Scenic Resort

Xingang Town, Dongyuan County 517527, China +86 762 878 0777
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
16%
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Jinghuayuan Scenic Resort

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

景区其实没什么玩,放假没事,悠悠闲闲的景区走走散散步还是可以的。因为带着小孩,不可能走太多,所以也没有选择坐船区各个岛走,就走走这个湿地公园。万绿湖的空气非常好,而且天气特别好,所以慢慢走还是很舒服。不要抱着去看什么表演或者赶场去看,就单纯的散散步很不错。门票也不贵,40块,其实可以在大众点评买,可以便宜五块,但要提前一小时买。景区需要吐槽的是垃圾桶特别少,我们拿这垃圾有好远才找到一个来扔,太不方便了,有些游客可能也是没找到垃圾桶就随便扔地上了,希望景区改善一下。

3. First High Fountain in Asia

Yanjiang Middle Road, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China
Excellent
16%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
11%
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4 based on 18 reviews

First High Fountain in Asia

Reviewed By Labuanlady - Labuan Town, Malaysia

I enjoyed the Heyuan Fountain display with music and commentary very much. It was just the highlight when the finale came and a jet of water shot many meters up into the air but also how the different jets of water matched the music. It was worth having dinner early and rushing to the river side!

4. Mt. Guishan Wildwoods

8 Miles West of the City, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China +86 762 877 1088
Excellent
40%
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60%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Mt. Guishan Wildwoods

Reviewed By Leonclub - Hong Kong, China

 現地ネットで割引券が購入できます。 高速道路出口から近くで判り易いです。
日本の公園にある様な遊具が結構充実しています。
アスレチックみたいな乗り物が色々あります。 一部大型の物に関しては入場料とは別の様ですが。
果実園が有るのですが、規模が小さすぎて観光客には対応できないと思います。
公園内部から桂山頂上へ登るのは非常に大変です。 たかが海抜1000mと
思って登ると大変ですよ。 普段山に登っている私にも大変でした。
そうそう、ここの入場チケットのデザインがダサい。

5. WanLvHu KeJia FengQing Jie

Near Lvyuan Holiday Villa, Dongyuan County, China
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4 based on 1 reviews

WanLvHu KeJia FengQing Jie

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

其实就一个吃饭的地方,没什么看的,吃饭倒是挺多选择的,我们去的一家叫湖边人家,虽然环境一般,但味道还不错,价格也不贵,我们三大一小,吃了也就200多。可以推荐大家去一下。

6. Heyuan Xinfeng River Reservoir Dam

Xinfeng River Reservoir Dam, Heyuan 517000, China +86 762 334 2757
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 3 reviews

Heyuan Xinfeng River Reservoir Dam

Reviewed By LorraineHongKong - Townsville, Australia

We hired a taxi to take us to the the road to the dam wall. The walk was easy as it is on a sloping road to the dam wall (30mins at a brisk pace). We then walked down the steps beside the dam wall to the hydro power station. The the flat road beside the river takes you to the starting point.
Near the lovely fish restaurants
We allowed an hour for the walk but better to be more leisurely.

7. Yequ Valley

Middle Section of Mt. Guishan Travel Avenue, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
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4 based on 3 reviews

Yequ Valley

Reviewed By Peter H

一路上除爬山與路邊景色之外,沿路還有獨木橋,吊橋,鞦韆等過關遊戲,適合小朋友玩樂。整體路途不算久,來回兩個多小時就可以完成。

8. Nanyuan Historic Village

Hongguang Village, Xiantang Town, Dongyuan County 517583, China +86 762 881 3323
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50%
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50%
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3 based on 2 reviews

Nanyuan Historic Village

Reviewed By LorraineHongKong - Townsville, Australia

We visited this village midweek and found everything locked up. There was no information in English and our driver had never been there before. Interesting wandering but very little happening as far as we could see.

9. Dinosaur Fossils Museum

Foot of Turtle Mountain, Bank of Dongjia River, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China
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3 based on 3 reviews

Dinosaur Fossils Museum

Reviewed By Autumnfragrance - GuangDong

It is a small museum. It took us not more than 30 minutes to finish viewing. All information and explanation are written in Chinese language. No english audio or guide provided. CNY30 per person as entrance fee.

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