Heyuan is a city famous for it’s beautiful lake and the culture of the Hakka people, one of China’s larger minority groups. I had a chance to ride shotgun on a family trip from Qingyuan to Heyuan, so I jumped on board.
The major attraction is Wanlv Lake, which almost seems like an ocean. It features cruise boats which hop between it’s islands featuring various attractions. It’s also the reservoir that feeds Hong Kong with it’s water supply.
The dishes in Heyuan are Hakka style dishes the most famous being Braised Chicken in Gravy, Dongjiang Beancurd in Stuffed with Minced Pork, Strewed Pork, Chicken in Aspic, Mandarin Fish braised in Broth, Preserved Duck, Streamed Grass Carp, Stuffed Tri-treasure, River Prawn in Wine Sauce, and Potato Filament Pot.
Heyuan has a history of over 1,500 years with major attractions being Wanlv Lake Scenic Zone and Dinosaur Ruins.
Other spots we checked out were the Bavaria Hot Spring Town, which is a replica of a Bavarian Town with loads of attractions for visitors. Nearby there is also a newly constructed Buddhist temple that’s well worth checking out.