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Hainan Dao Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 65 photos

..."One of the southern-most provinces of PR China, Hainan or Yazhou (its old name) has always captured imagination as the "Jewel of the South Sea". In dynasties gone by, Chinese emperors had used this island to exile political prisoners (though with its beautiful beaches, I am not sure where the catch was). Today, the island has been keenly promoted as "Hawaii Of The Orient"....though this remains to be seen if the drive would be successful. What is true is that tourism is already rooted here, evident by the 2 recent "Miss World" pageants taking place in Sanya. This is an island in transition, pretty rooted in the past at places, and skipping full throttle into the future at others"...

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Gorgeous beaches at Sanya!
  • Cons:Be prepared for quirky manners of the locals!
  • In a nutshell:An island in transition between old and new
  • Last visit to Hainan Dao: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 16, 2006
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  • AsiaBarney's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    Ni hao, greetings from AsiaBarney! Thank you for the great comments for Hainan Dao, my shepherd's ancestors were from there, she is 100% Ms Hainan! Merry VT X'mas and Joyful VT new year 2011! :D

  • flying_dolphin7's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2007 at 10:39 PM

    Nice info and great photos of HaiNan Dao :)

  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Super tips again, mate! Yalong Bay looks like a good getaway for some winter sunshine. I think I'd soon get tired of people following me around shops - I never buy anything when they do that!

  • blue_sky04's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2007 at 7:19 PM

    Nice page. Just got a great surprise to visit Hainan and stay at Yalong Bay. Thanks for the tips!

  • ZenLady34's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2007 at 4:07 AM

    Ni hao. Really good tips of Hainan!Thank you for sharing your knowledge! with best regards, ZL

  • Oct 9, 2006 at 11:31 AM

    Excellent site, great pcs

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 7:53 AM

    Hi Xuess, nice account of your visit to Hainan Island. Recently I had some Hainan visitors and they gave us a VCD introducing the island :)

  • Feb 26, 2006 at 7:02 AM

    Great tips!

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2006 at 12:21 PM

    Hainan Dao looks very interesting and beautiful! I've never really heard of it, thanks for the informative page.

  • django13's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2005 at 12:17 AM

    Thanks man! Really helpful! I 'll remember you there. I wish you the best trips. Nikos (greece).

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