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Hainan Island History

Although human habitation on Hainan Island can be traced back 6,000 years, the island's first recorded history is found in the Qin Dynasty when the area was administered as Xiang Prefecture. In the West Han Dynasty (100 BC), Xiang Prefecture was divided into the Zhuya and Dan'er prefectures and, in 46 BC, Emperor Yuan combined the two prefectures into Zhulu County. In the Nanbei Dynasty, Emperor Liangwu established the "zhou" system in Hainan and called the area Ya Zhou. Two prefectures, Linzhen and Zhuya, were established in the Sui Dynasty and, in the Tang Dynasty, Yazhou, Qiongzhou, Zhenzhou, Danzhou and Wanzhou were founded. In the Ming Dynasty, Hainan was called Qiongzhoufu, with Danzhou, Wanzhou, Yazhou and 10 counties under administration.

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Hainan Museum of Ethnography

Image of Hainan Museum of EthnographyOne of the largest museums in Hainan Province, Hainan Museum of Ethnography is a window on the history and culture of the indigenous Li and Miao nationalities as well as the Han and Hui people.

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Hougang Bay

Image of Haikou Hougang BayMagical Housang Bay marks the place where eight of Hainan Island's rivers, including the Wenchang, Huangshan and Wenjiao, merge and meet the sea.

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Guantang Hot Spring

Image of Guantang Hot SpringHealing Guantang Hot Spring has long been a favourite destination for people from all walks of life seeking to benefit from the medicinal properties of natural mineral waters rising up from deep within the earth.

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Tonggu Ridge Scenic Area

Image of Tonggu Ridge Scenic AreaMagnificent Tonggu Ridge Scenic Area is located along the rugged coastline near Longlou Town. The main ridge measures 388 m in height and is the highest point in area.

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Jianfengling Primeval Tropical Forest

Image of Jianfengling Primeval Tropical ForestJianfengling Primeval Tropical Forest is one of China's biggest and best-preserved primeval tropical forest areas and a "must-see" for hikers and naturalists of all ages.

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Gan Shi Ling Tropical Forest

Image of Gan Shi Ling Tropical ForestGan Shi Ling Tropical Forest northeast of Sanya City is an inviting natural parkland rich in wildlife, tropical plants and native trees.

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Culture Village of Chinese Nationalities

Image of Culture Village of Chinese NationalitiesA bright celebration to the multiculturalism that distinguishes Hainan, the Culture Village of Chinese Nationalities is a large cultural tourism park showcasing the rich heritage of the island's many and diverse peoples.

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Xiangshui Bay Tourism Development Zone

Image of Xiangshui Bay Tourism Development ZoneSituated where the natural spring waters flowing down from nearby Xiangshui Hill run into the sea, Xiangshui Bay Tourism Development Zone offers visitors a brilliant combination of coconut palms, silvery beach and ocean views.

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Bawangling Natural Conservation Area

Image of Bawangling Natural Conservation AreaWith peaks towering more than 1,000 m above sea level, Bawangling Natural Conservation Area is comprised of a craggy range of mountains stretching across southeast Changjiang and Dongfang and Ledong counties.

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Diaoluoshan Forest Park

Image of Diaoluoshan Forest ParkExquisite Diaoluoshan Forest Park is a priceless green treasure encompassing one of China's most important tropical rainforest.

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Qinglan Port Scenic Area

Image of Qinglan Port Scenic AreaStrategically situated near Qinglan Town about 84 km southeast of Haikou, 120,000-sq-m Qinglan Port Scenic Area is one of Hainan's most important trading centres and the location of key government offices.

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Dongshanling Ridge Scenic Zone

Image of Dongshanling Ridge Scenic ZoneAn ideal destination for day-hikers and photographers, Dongshanling Ridge Scenic Zone is a rock-strewn crest regarded for its rich forest cover, assorted wildlife and silent caves.

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Yalong Bay National Resort
Image of Yalong Bay National ResortYalong Bay National Resort is Sanya's premier destination for fun in the sun, providing visitors with an irresistible combination of a world-class beach, matchless swimming and diving, international resorts and superb golf facilities in one extraordinary package.
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Sanya Scenic Spot

Image of Sanya Scenic SpotSanya Scenic Spot offers visitors striking views of the South China Sea and 20 km of unspoiled beaches with crystal-clear water for swimming, diving and other sports.

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Luhuitou Park

Image of Luhuitou ParkLuhuitou Park is located high on a hill overlooking Sanya City and provides visitors with sweeping vistas of the city, its surrounding area and the South China Sea.

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Dongjiao Coconut Forest

Image of Dongjiao Coconut ForestWith more than 500,000 coconut trees of varying species, Dongjiao Coconut Forest is possibly the world's coconut capital. The forest is located adjacent to the seacoast near Dongjiao Town overlooking Qinglan Harbour.

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