Travel Budget for Benxi

Liaoning, China

How much does it cost to travel to Benxi?

How much money will you need in Benxi? ¥548 ($77) is the average daily price for traveling in Benxi. The average price of meals in Benxi for one day is ¥176 ($25). The average price of a hotel in Benxi for a couple is ¥541 ($76). Additional pricing is in the table below. 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple

How expensive is Benxi?

How much does a trip to Benxi cost? Is Benxi expensive? The average Benxi trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Benxi prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - Learn more about these numbers.
Flights to Benxi

How much does it cost to go to Benxi? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

Typical tour prices for Benxi

How much do tours to Benxi cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    12 days
    $ 1315
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    14 days
    $ 1150
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    14 days
    $ 1200
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    10 days
    $ 2400
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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.

For shorter routes to and from Benxi, it is recommended to book ahead. The best prices for buses and trains in China can be found on 12Go. They let you search across all bus, train, and airline routes throughout Asia.

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.

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