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

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.

1. Wanlv Lake

Heyuan, China Nature & Parks
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4 based on 38 reviews

Wanlv Lake

Reviewed By Joe_Macpherson04 - Shenzhen, ChinaShenzhen, China

Biggest man made lake in South China

This is quite a feat of engineering. Formed from the damming of the river. This is an enormous man made lake. It's warm all year round, in the summer people swim and do kayaking. Can take boat trips to the islandsWater is very very clean. This is a jewel

2. First High Fountain in Asia

Yanjiang Middle Road, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China Sights & Landmarks, Fountains
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4 based on 20 reviews

First High Fountain in Asia

Reviewed By LabuanladyinKK - Labuan Town, MalaysiaLabuan Town, Malaysia

Impressive!

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 d

3. Mt. Guishan Wildwoods

8 Miles West of the City, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China Nature & Parks, Forests
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Mt. Guishan Wildwoods

Reviewed By Leonclub - Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, China

遊具が充実している。

 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。

4. Dinosaur Fossils Museum

Foot of Turtle Mountain, Bank of Dongjia River, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China Museums, Specialty Museums
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3.5 based on 4 reviews

Dinosaur Fossils Museum

Reviewed By Autumnfragrance - GuangDongGuangDong

dinasour museum

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.

5. Heyuan Xinfeng River Reservoir Dam

Xinfeng River Reservoir Dam, Heyuan 517000, China Nature & Parks, Dams, Bodies of Water
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4 based on 3 reviews

Heyuan Xinfeng River Reservoir Dam

Reviewed By LorraineHongKong - Townsville, AustraliaTownsville, Australia

Interesting walk

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 r

6. Heyuan Museum

Nandi Road, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Rabbit2013 - Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, China

Many dinosaur eggs

Not much talk about the history about heyuan. Mainly display the dinosaur eggs. There is a very old temple next to the museum nothing inside but feel interesting when you walk up

7. Yequ Valley

Middle Section of Mt. Guishan Travel Avenue, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China Nature & Parks, Valleys
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4 based on 3 reviews

Yequ Valley

Reviewed By Peter H

爬山

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. Guifeng Tower

Guifeng Mountain, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517000, China Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
Excellent
34%
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Guifeng Tower

Reviewed By JohnJ904 - Clearlake, CaliforniaClearlake, California

Nice site to see

Nice attraction to see. Watch your head. Not for large or non-ambulatory people. Great view of the river and city.

9. Tea-mountain Park

Center of Heyuan City, Yuancheng District, Heyuan 517338, China Nature & Parks
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3 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By hayleymoon

休閒公園

噴泉旁邊的公園有toilet 少許申展設備 及少許雕像拍照附近有幾間特產店 可到達電視塔 本身想登塔頂可惜鎖了門不能進入

10. WangJiao NvRen Jie

Dongbeizhi Street, Heyuan, China Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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3 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

实惠的地方

旺角女人街可以说是河源人最热衷的地方之一,它不仅交通方便而且拥有美食小吃和购物场所。它的美食有河源特色小吃:凉拌还有其他。但是它的衣服虽然便宜但是比较低档。

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