To find a haven of tranquility in Hainan
News source:hiHainan / By Chen Shumin / 05 04,2020 12:29:00 / others

Perhaps the best way to relax yourself is to find a tranquil and peaceful place far away from the hustle and bustle and experience a slow life. Hainan is naturally suitable for a leisurely, slow life, whether you are at the seaside, in the mountains and forests or in the countryside.

Fenjiezhou Island.

At the seaside

To visit Daidai Island, you need to arrive at Nanwan Monkey Island Pier first, and it will take a few minutes from the Pier to Nanwan Peninsula by ship. After boarding the Peninsula, you can take a tour bus to Daidai Island. And you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of mountains, sea and stones along the way. Located on the other side of the Nanwan Peninsula, Daidai Island with the beach coastline 5.9 kilometers long is one of the best protected beaches in Hainan.

Tourists are playing on the swing on Daidai Island. (Photo by Wei Wu/Hainan Daily)

Compared with other beaches, Daidai Island boasts the tranquil surroundings, where there is no bustling crowd. It is a beach where visitors can listen to the sound of the ocean with sea breeze for a whole day. Thus the island got its name “Daidai (in a trance)” due to its advantageous environmental conditions that provide a natural place for visitors to relax themselves.

More attractions:

Fenjiezhou Island: It has been a honeypot of visitors due to its superior geological position, obvious climate changes,and distinct regional culture.

The beach at West Island. (Photo by Wei Wu/Hainan Daily)

West Island: West Island lies off the western edge of Sanya Bay, facing the downtown area from afar. In addition to the beautiful scenery of the sea and the sky, West Island also features the fishing village that attracts many tourists.

In the mountains and forests

Hainan has a unique pristine tropical rainforest landscape, featuring Wuzhi Mountain, Limu Mountain, Diaoluo Mountain, Yinggeling, Jianfengling, Bawangling, Qixianling, etc., which contribute to the lush greenery all year around.

Founded with the approval of the State Forestry Ministry in 1992, Jianfengling National Forest Park is the first national-level forest park characterized by tropical rainforests since the founding of New China. It is the largest and best preserved tropical forest in China and was chosen as one of the top 10 most magnificent forests in China in 2005.

Aerial view of the beautiful scenery of Tian Chi in Jianfengling National Forest Park. (Photo by Zhang Mao/Hainan Daily)

Ancient trees and "living fossil" plants can be seen everywhere in Jianfengling, with the vines and tree roots intertwined, which form a spider-web-like natural screen. A trip to Jianfengling Park is incomplete without a visit to Tian Chi, which literally means “Heaven’s Lake”. The serene surface of the lake creates a perfect reflection of the sky, as well as the rainforest-covered mountains above. Thanks to the lake’s rainforest surroundings and altitude some 800m above sea level, Tian Chi is often shrouded in mist.

More attractions:

Limu Mountain: As the source of three great rivers in Hainan- Nandu River, Wanquan River and Changhua River, Limu Mountain has become a hot place for tourists who love forest tours.

The Yinggeling with lush greenery. (Photo by Su Xiaojie/Hainan Daily)

Yinggeling: Compared with Wuzhi Mountain, Yinggeling is less well-known. Due to this, there are relatively few tourists going to Yinggeling, which makes it become more mysterious and attractive. Yinggeling is an important branch of Limu Mountain, one of the three largest mountain ranges in Hainan. The highest peak, Yingzui Peak, is 1811 meters above sea level, ranking the second highest peak in Hainan.

In the countryside 

The Boao Forum for Asia's (BFA) annual conference in 2019 has brought new tourism opportunities for Shamei Village, which is located to the south of Boao Town, adjacent to the permanent meeting place of Boao Forum for Asia, facing the beautiful Shamei Inland Sea.

The tranquil Shamei Village. (Photo by Yuan Chen/Hainan Daily)

More attractions:

Nanqiang Village: Nanqiang Village is located in Boao Town, Qionghai City. In the past two years, the famous artist Mr. Xu Hongfei has hold a sculpture exhibition here in evert spring. The sculptures with different styles and beautiful rural flowers attract numerous tourists. 

Nanqiang Village with rural characteristics. (Photo by Chen Yuancai/Hainan Daily)
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