A Travel Price Comparison for China Wuyuan vs. Benxi for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Wuyuan or Benxi?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Wuyuan and Benxi can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Wuyuan or Benxi?


Wuyuan, China is a small city in the Jiangxi Province in the south central area of the country. The city acts as a transport hub for the province, with many main bus routes running through it. Wuyuan also acts as the main thoroughfare when traveling to local remote villages in the area. It is best to know some Mandarin as this region does not see many non-Mandarin speaking tourists, which also means you should expect some very friendly attention!


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Shanghai, The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China.

Which place is cheaper, Benxi or Wuyuan?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Wuyuan is $57, while the average daily cost in Benxi is $95. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Wuyuan and Benxi in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Wuyuan $26
    Benxi $47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Wuyuan $52
    Benxi $94
Compare Hotels in Wuyuan and Benxi

Looking for a hotel in Wuyuan or Benxi? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Wuyuan

Hotels in Benxi

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Wuyuan $13
    Benxi $31

Is it cheaper to fly into Wuyuan or Benxi?

Prices for flights to both Benxi and Wuyuan change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Wuyuan $20
    Benxi $30
Typical Food Prices in Wuyuan

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Wuyuan:

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  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Wuyuan $19
    Benxi $7.31

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Wuyuan $14
    Benxi $7.70

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Wuyuan and Benxi, we can see that Benxi is more expensive. And not only is Wuyuan much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Wuyuan would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Wuyuan and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Benxi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Benxi than you might in Wuyuan.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Wuyuan Expensive? and Is Benxi Expensive?.

When is the best time to visit Wuyuan or Benxi?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Wuyuan or Benxi in the Summer?

Both Benxi and Wuyuan during the summer are popular places to visit.

Wuyuan is a little warmer than Benxi in the summer. The daily temperature in Wuyuan averages around 30°C (85°F) in July, and Benxi fluctuates around 25°C (78°F).

Benxi gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Wuyuan. Wuyuan usually gets less rain in July than Benxi. Wuyuan gets 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain, while Benxi receives 211 mm (8.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Wuyuan 30°C (85°F) 
    Benxi 25°C (78°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Benxi in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Wuyuan and Benxi.

In the autumn, Wuyuan is much warmer than Benxi. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Wuyuan in October average around 20°C (68°F), and Benxi averages at about 11°C (52°F).

In October, Wuyuan usually receives more rain than Benxi. Wuyuan gets 82 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Benxi receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Wuyuan 20°C (68°F) 
    Benxi 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Benxi in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Wuyuan as well as Benxi.

The weather in Benxi can be very cold. In January, Wuyuan is generally much warmer than Benxi. Daily temperatures in Wuyuan average around 6°C (43°F), and Benxi fluctuates around -10°C (14°F).

Wuyuan usually gets more rain in January than Benxi. Wuyuan gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Benxi receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Wuyuan 6°C (43°F) 
    Benxi -10°C (14°F)

Should I visit Wuyuan or Benxi in the Spring?

Both Benxi and Wuyuan are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

Wuyuan is much warmer than Benxi in the spring. The daily temperature in Wuyuan averages around 18°C (64°F) in April, and Benxi fluctuates around 11°C (51°F).

It's quite rainy in Wuyuan. In April, Wuyuan usually receives more rain than Benxi. Wuyuan gets 238 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Benxi receives 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Wuyuan 18°C (64°F) 
    Benxi 11°C (51°F)

Typical Weather for Benxi and Wuyuan

Wuyuan Benxi
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (43°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) -10°C (14°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 8°C (46°F) 123 mm (4.9 in) -7°C (20°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 174 mm (6.8 in) 2°C (35°F) 17 mm (0.7 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 238 mm (9.4 in) 11°C (51°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
May 23°C (73°F) 257 mm (10.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 270 mm (10.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 93 mm (3.7 in)
Jul 30°C (85°F) 192 mm (7.6 in) 25°C (78°F) 211 mm (8.3 in)
Aug 30°C (85°F) 107 mm (4.2 in) 25°C (76°F) 167 mm (6.6 in)
Sep 26°C (78°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 18°C (65°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 11°C (52°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 2°C (35°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Dec 8°C (47°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) -7°C (20°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)