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Benxi, Liaoning, China

How much does it cost to travel to Benxi?

You should plan to spend around $95 (¥685) per day on your vacation in Benxi. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $30 (¥220) on meals
  • $31 (¥227) on local transportation
  • $93 (¥676) on hotels

A one week trip to Benxi for two people costs, on average, $1,325 (¥9,585). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Benxi cost?

A one week trip to Benxi usually costs around $663 (¥4,793) for one person and $1,325 (¥9,585) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Benxi on average costs around $1,325 (¥9,585) for one person and $2,650 (¥19,170) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Benxi will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Benxi on average costs around $2,840 (¥20,540) for one person and $5,679 (¥41,080) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Benxi has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Benxi expensive to visit?

Prices in Benxi are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Asia, Benxi is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Xi'an or Nanjing.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Benxi Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Benxi?

The average Benxi trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Benxi travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

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Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥676 ($93)
Local Transportation 1 ¥227 ($31)
Food 2 ¥220 ($30)
Entertainment 1 ¥53 ($7)
Alcohol 2 ¥28 - 84 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Benxi
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Benxi is $47 (¥338). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Benxi is $93 (¥676). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Benxi

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Transportation Budget in Benxi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Benxi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $31 (¥227) per person, per day, on local transportation in Benxi.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Benxi
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Rental Cars in Benxi
The price of renting a car in Benxi will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Benxi
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Benxi can vary, the average cost of food in Benxi is $30 (¥220) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Benxi should cost around $12 (¥88) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Benxi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Benxi
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Benxi typically cost an average of $7.31 (¥53) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Benxi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.70 (¥56) on alcoholic beverages in Benxi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Benxi On a Budget
Benxi, China is a city in the south east of the Liaoning Province in northeast China. The city itself is a major industrial hub, but is best known for the Benxi Shuidong National Park where you'll find the famous five million year old water cave. Benxi experiences cold winters, with weather being less enjoyable for touring from November through March. May through August see much warmer weather, getting up to the high 80's Fahrenheit in late summer. September and October are also good times to visit as temperatures cool to 60-70 degrees.
The most famous sight in Benxi is the Benxi Water Cave National Park, a five million year old, nine acre, cave with a river running through it. Take a boat ride on the long river and bask in the beauty of the cave where you'll find stalactites - hanging rock formations - on the ceiling. Keep an eye out for some of the largest formations, most of which have been given names such as Ginseng Baby and Tiger's Mouth.

Explore the ancient history of Benxi with a visit to the Liao Inkstone, which has a 1,000 year old history and is considered one of three famous inkstones in China. Then, head to the Liao Dynasty Ancient Ruins, which date back to the 10th century. From here, take a walk through Wangxi Park to see the beautiful carousels and even take a ride on a catamaran.
Due to Benxi being an industrial hub, there are few neighborhoods that would be enjoyable for tourists. Instead, travel just outside of the downtown area to the mountain ranges surrounding the city.

Neighboring Benxi is the fifth largest city in China, Shenyang. Here, you'll find beautiful ancient architecture and the famous Mukden Imperial Palace. To the west of Benxi is the city of Liaoyang, which is a historically rich city with their first temple dating back to 1145.

Benxi was named the national city of Maple in 2011 due to their huge number of maple trees. The city celebrates this honor annually in September with the Maple Leaf Festival; this is when the leaves turn bright red and there are a number of festival activities throughout the city.

Soak in the natural beauty of Benxi by hiking Huancheng Forest Park, which has a number of walking trails. Or, head to Jiuding Tiecha Mountain, which is considered the cradle of Taoism in Northeast China. Tiecha has a number of caves to explore and ancient cliff inscription. If you have to chose just one area to hike, check out Closed Door Mountain National Park. Here, you'll find lush forests, waterfalls, and bubbling springs on an easy to navigate trail. After your hikes, take a relaxing, and possibly healing, soak in the springs at Hot Spring Temple which are said to have healing properties.
Food and Dining
Benxi's cuisine is called Manchu, which is involves a lot of soybean, millet, and grilled meat all with strong flavors. You'll also find a lot of pickled food here, like Bairou xuechang which is a soup with blood sausage, pork, and pickled Chinese cabbage. Pears are also very popular, and come in many different forms, including a frozen version called Dong Li. You'll find many restaurants in the downtown area, with a few cafes near tourist sites. Don't be surprised to find a lot Western chains like Starbucks and KFC, as the area has many expats.

You can get into Benxi via train, bus, or car. Trains and buses will generally take you to the downtown area and you can pick up another bus or tram to the major tourist areas. The buses within the city are fairly easy to navigate and there are various trams to get you to the summits of the mountains. Taxis can be found throughout the area, just be sure that they turn the meter on to avoid any confusion.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.