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Located in Ding'an County, about 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) far away from Haikou, the Nanli Lake is a well-known scenic site in Hainan Province, which covers 46 square kilometers (11,367 acres). Besides, with the area of the lake is 12.3 square kilometers (3,039 acres), the average water temperature is around 22 C (71.6 F) and the climate is so pleasant that you can visit in most time of a year. |
Actually, it is a large man-made lake. The people of Ding'an built the Nanfu Reservoir here in 1958. As a consequence, the water gathered in the valley and became today's Nanli Lake. As for the mountains around the lake, they became the islands in the lake. Generally speaking, islands in the lake are not famous. However, the islands in Nanli Lake are so unique that worth of visiting. There are 13 islands and five peninsulas in total. Compared with other islands, the islands are unique on their various shapes at first sight, such as the square, oblong and round.
Among them, the largest can reach the area of 39,600 square meters (9.79 acres), while the smallest is 3,200 square meters (0.79 acres) only. What’s more, there are many lush tress and beautiful wide flowers grown on the islands. Around them, you can see wild rabbits jumping in the bush and birds showing the beauty of their voice. If you nee, you can boat on the lake, you might think you are wandering 'One-thousand-island Country'. The scenery you seen are just like a picture mingled with the hills and water. As for the islands in the lake, they are the green pearls dotting in this picture, which add the beauty of the lake.
In addition, as a scenic site, Nanli Lake offers wonderful service of accommodation, catering and entertainment. The more important is that the facilities here are ample, including the golf course, sumptuous hotels, restaurants, villas, and some facilities of entertainment above water. Therefore, it is an ideal destination among many Hainan islands.
Nanli Lake Notes
Fee of taking a boat: CNY 70
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:30
Bus Route: Take the special bus of 'Haikou - Ding'an - Nanli' and get off at its destination.
Recommended Time for a Visit: One day