Binglang Ethnic Village
Binglang Ethnic Village
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Pauline
By Pauline
Good show
4.0 of 5 bubblesOct 2019
Car park was labelled in alphabets. We remembered our alphabet but we couldn't remember how to get to our car park as there was no car park map! There are many different type of tickets that you can purchase at the counter. Must read carefully or ask the person who's selling the tickets. If you are a local from Hainan Island with the ID card from the island, then you're eligible to pay the "child" ticket price. We wanted to have a ticket including lunch which was the bamboo rice lunch, but I thought it was the buffet lunch so I bought this ticket and then realized that it was the wrong type of ticket. Just purchasing tickets were very confusing..... There were also many restaurants that offer the different type of tickets purchased for lunch! We were very confused! We finally found our restaurant and it was big, but the buffet was not quite. The food was more vegetarian dishes and people rushed to get as much as they could. That's when I really regretted I got the wrong tickets! After you finish eating, you must clear your table, putting the tray back and recycle your waste or throw as regular trash, etc. which I think was a great idea! You cannot choose your seats for the show as they are pre-marked. Once you enter the show area, and find that you don't like where your seats are, you can upgrade by paying an extra RMB45 to upgrade to the VIP section which is right in front of the stage. We had seats that were not too far back but had a pillar which sort of blocked our view. I sat by the aisle so I could take pictures. Show was interesting. The whole village was very informative. There were some women showing how they weave. There was a part of the museum where you cannot take photos. The gift shop was worth looking around. Things were quite expensive. We enjoyed it as a whole.

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Riou108
Tangerang, Indonesia152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
It's the best tourist destination in Hainan,
Bing Lang Ethnic Village is a cultural village which host two of the 55 Chinese minority group, The Li and The Miao.

The place called BingLang which literally means "Pinang Tree", because the area is full of Pinang tree.

to reach here is quite difficult because the minority people the Li's and the Miao's prefers to live in a mountainous area. the place serve as a Li and Miao culture preservation area, within the resort there are building, arts and crafts of the minority

What you can get over here
1. Clothing Museums
2. Art and Crafts Museum
3. History of the Minority peoples
4. Traditional tools used for daily activity
5. Traditional music of the Li and Miao tribes
6. Live show on how to make the Li and Miao tribes traditional clothing
7. buy Li and Miao tribestraditional foods and snacks
8 buy Li and Miao tribes rice wine and other traditional drinks
9. traditional house and see how the way their daily activities.
10. great rain forest village view.
11. Spectacular show, which incorporates Li and Miao tribes history, dance, music and fire show.

The ticket is around 150 Yuan, but if you are able to show your student card, you can get the ticket with the price of 60 yuan.

the place is closed after the afternoon show which is around 3 PM.
Written 18 May 2012
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Pauline
Port Coquitlam, Canada2,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Car park was labelled in alphabets. We remembered our alphabet but we couldn't remember how to get to our car park as there was no car park map!
There are many different type of tickets that you can purchase at the counter. Must read carefully or ask the person who's selling the tickets. If you are a local from Hainan Island with the ID card from the island, then you're eligible to pay the "child" ticket price. We wanted to have a ticket including lunch which was the bamboo rice lunch, but I thought it was the buffet lunch so I bought this ticket and then realized that it was the wrong type of ticket. Just purchasing tickets were very confusing.....
There were also many restaurants that offer the different type of tickets purchased for lunch! We were very confused!
We finally found our restaurant and it was big, but the buffet was not quite. The food was more vegetarian dishes and people rushed to get as much as they could. That's when I really regretted I got the wrong tickets! After you finish eating, you must clear your table, putting the tray back and recycle your waste or throw as regular trash, etc. which I think was a great idea!
You cannot choose your seats for the show as they are pre-marked. Once you enter the show area, and find that you don't like where your seats are, you can upgrade by paying an extra RMB45 to upgrade to the VIP section which is right in front of the stage. We had seats that were not too far back but had a pillar which sort of blocked our view. I sat by the aisle so I could take pictures. Show was interesting.
The whole village was very informative. There were some women showing how they weave.
There was a part of the museum where you cannot take photos.
The gift shop was worth looking around. Things were quite expensive.
We enjoyed it as a whole.
Written 30 December 2019
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
A very nice park to learn more about the Li culture (and a little bit about the Miao). I regretted that pricing was explained in Korean and Russian but not English, not customer friendly! Package 2 gets you entrance, show, and little carts (220 RMB, about $33). Besides this, we were lucky to find an English-speaking guide ($22). You don't have to take one but we wanted to avoid wasting time (without guide, count an hour more, and add more time if you don't take the carts but walk). The tiny Li museums are very informative. The weaving grandmothers were very skilled and cute. The show is about an hour and grandiose. For seats, avoid A and F if you can, D is in the center. Beyond row 3, it's harder to see since VIP are already on rows 1-3, you would be at row 4-6 to see well. Light information is provided in English there about each dance.
Written 18 February 2019
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Pippa C
Perth, Australia34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
very expensive for what it is and little to see that is original, everything looks modern - just a tourist trap
Written 23 August 2014
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Wietwerder
Westerwijtwerd5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
The Chinese guide just talked and talked all the time. We didn't understand a word and we really felt terrorized by all the noise he and others made and all the pressure they put on us to buy all sorts of pseudo-medical nonsense. It has nothing to do with what undoubtedly was once a beautiful and interesting culture. The performance at the end of our visit was a joke
Written 20 August 2014
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TJ O
Australian Capital Territory, Australia22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
This is an amazing park with a enormous range of artefacts, displays, exhibits and shows. Many of the signs are available in English. Be sure to use the travel carts to get from area to area as the park is built up the side of the mountain and so has lots and lots and lots.... of stairs.
Written 15 November 2018
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Mints L
Little India, Singapore2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Worth a visit! The ride there might be rather long especially if you set off from Sanya Bay Area. Travelled with an elderly couple. Tickets are priced at RMB 210 for adults. Ticket includes cultural show, admission and transport within village. Transport within village is highly recommended if you are Travelling with elderly. Elderly aged 60 and above can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of RMB 160 upon showing identification card or passport.

A number of guides around the area. Detailed description of culture clearly displayed below each exhibit. Cultural show fairly entertaining but be sure to request for seats with good view as some part of the audience were blocked by pillars. Street snacks sold by stalls were tasty. Spent about 3 hours at the village and left for lunch. Did not try the buffet.

Place is well Organised and well developed. Only down side is that if you are expecting to enter a village and immerse in its culture by interacting with the villagers, you might be disappointed. The village is rather commercialised and we didn't come across any villagers living in real homes.
Written 19 November 2016
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martykatlillian
Shepparton, Australia257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
Some reviewers seem to be very righteous when they travel. I am not one of those. I like fun and luxury as well as yummy food.
With this in mind we thoroughly enjoyed the Binlang ethnic village.the exhibits were well done the people looked like they were enjoying being there and the show was fun.
I have no idea how educational it was but I don't care and it was an enjoyable day out.
Written 29 September 2016
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Harrycopter
49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The rain forest is a long walk but is nice. The other attractions aren't super interesting. Get a cab to wait before going as it's hard to find one outside. We had an excellent taxi driver. His name is mr Zhang, doesn't speak much English but honest and knows the city well. His number is ----------------
Written 7 August 2011
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rawsushi
Barrington, NH365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: Lots of 'different' things to see, grandmas and great-grandmas with tattoos, young girls to show off the "Li people's" wedding ceremony, shady sidewalks to walk around the HUGE sprawling grounds, a total change from downtown Sanya
Cons: Walking - lots of it

Photos here: http://picasaweb.google.com/parkerfairfield/20091006BinLangGuVillageHainan

Disclaimer: I'm an American expat who speaks fluent Mandarin, amongst other languages. More about me here http://is.gd/4oJxq

I loved this place. I liked the attempt to show off all aspects of the Li people's culture - from food to making clothing to the marriage ceremony.

I felt that while there was an attempt to separate the tourists from their money (it's a vacation spot, and it was done at several places with no pressure) but it was done in an acceptable style.

You've GOT to wear good shoes for this place - as there's lots of walking. With that said, our 6 and 8 year old boys really loved it. They could run around, look at stuff, and then run back. There's animals at one point (snakes, etc) and other things for kids to do... and impossible to get lost.

Definitely get a tour guide - assuming you have someone who can translate to your native tongue from Chinese.

Bring a flash for your camera - as even during a sunny day, in lots of places there is a lot of shade.

Next time I'm back - if I'm not still on crutches - I'm sure I'll go again.

I think it was about RMB 140 adult to get in; fairly standard pricing.
Written 18 October 2009
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