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[Travel Guide] [Hainan] Places to see in Xinglong, Hainan [Copy link] 中文

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1). Location

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.

2). History

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.

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b.  Hotspring resorts in Xinglong
The hot spring is another tourists' attraction in Xinglong, Hainan. It is said that the hot spring bath has the curative effects for those with skin diseases, arthritis and other illnesses. The average temperature is 60 degree all year round. The area has been famous for its mineral hot spring for centuries, from which nowadays the hotels piped water directly into the rooms at regulated temperature.
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Indonesian Village
The village features Indonesian singing, dancing, snake acts and a complimentary cup of super-sweet local Xinglong coffee. As many Indonesian live here, visitors will enjoy different Indonesian dancing shows: umbrella dance, candle dance, plate dance, coconut shell dance and fan dance.

4). Local specials in Xinglong, Hainan

Coffee and tea are very two economic crops in Xinglong. Although the locally grown coffee is not well-known internationally, many travelers to the area still compare the coffee to the fine coffees of Brazil and Columbia. The most famous teas are Bitter Tea, Rice Tea and Vanilla Tea. The best place to buy them is in Xinglong Tropical Garden.

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