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Located on Hainan's east coast, Xinglong is in Wanning City. It is one and half hours drive from Haikou Meilan Airport and just one hour and 20 minutes drive to Sanya Phoenix International Airport. There are many buses available, start every one hour from Haikou or Sanya.
It is the biggest agricultural base run by oversea Chinese. In 1952, about 25,000 over sea Chinese moved to Xinglong from Southeast Asia due to the bad relationship between Chinese & Southeast Asia courtiers including Indonesia, Malaysia. Philippines etc. Xinglong in Chinese means prosperous which showed the wish of the new immigrants for a better life.
Before the open of East Express from Haikou to Sanya, Xinglong was the most important stop on the way as it took more than 5 hours from Haikou to Sanya. So it was also called Empty City as all the groups arrived late afternoon for over night stay and left the next morning. So, the shows by ladyboy during the evening have been very famous and it is a must program for all group visitors.
3). What to see and what to do in Xinglong
a. Xinglong Tropical Botanic Garden
Xinglong Tropical Botanic Garden one place that can't be missed in Xinglong Hainan Island which is the biggest Tropical Botanic Garden covers around 340,000 sq. meters. It is not only a famous tourism place, but also the biggest tropical agriculture and flavor research institute of China. It really deserves the name of "tropical plant encyclopedia" with more than 1,200 kinds of plans growing inside. To name some, there are antiar tree, eucalypt, teak, spindle tree fir, bread tree, cocoa tree, pepper plants and vanilla etc.