Naming and HistoryAlso called the Xiangou Pagoda(仙沟塔), the Jianlong Pagoda lies about seven kilometers to the south east of Ding’an
Hainan’s Intangible Cultural HeritageView All
Hainan Island first entered written history in 110 BC, but it's oldest inhabitants, the Li ethnic group are believed to have settled the Island possibly as far back as 10,000 years ago. Hainan is an Island with a rich, vibrant and very unique culture and they're only too happy to share it with the world.
Meet the tropicalhainan.com bloggers
- Fish market, Haikou June 5, 2017
- Father and son fishing along the Nandu river, Haikou May 30, 2017
- Ten tips for better street photos May 25, 2017
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What you need to know
There are more than nineteen golf clubs dotted all across the island. So, tropicalhainan.com has teamed up with China Golf Experience (CGE), to introduce you to various courses and holes on this tropical wonderland. CGE are an incredibly professional, knowledgeable and reliable Australian golf tour operator who have been running golf tours to Hainan for many years and their local knowledge is unparalleled. Follow them as they bring you monthly updates on Hainan.
Hainan Travel Series
2017 Top 5 Recommended Hotels in Sanya
At tropicalhainan.com we take our hotel recommendations very seriously. We receive no payment or freebies for including establishments on our list. Over the next few weeks we will expand this list to include the top 10 hotels, so for now, here's the top 5 hotels in Sanya.
Cycling in Hainan
Cycling routes around Hainan Island
tropicalhainan.com has partnered with "Hainan Station 517" to bring you everything you need to know about cycling holidays in Hainan. Hainan Station 517 is a youth hostel based in Haikou, dedicated to promoting cycling around Hainan Island. So far they have developed 10 routes including stops at Haikou, Wenchang, Boao, Xinglong, Shenzhou, Sanya, Dongfang, Danzhou, Wuzhishan and Qiongzhong.
The Hainan Hostel TrailView All
Get away from the daily grind and do something close to your soul, go hostelling. We've selected the top hostels in each area that are known for their quality of service. If you're travelling as a couple and want your privacy, no problem! Most hostels have private rooms. You can even get a full "private dorm" for a group.
1921 Huan Ke is a light-filled, inviting and stylish B & B with beautifully decorated furnishings and accents, from custom