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"cultural village? of gold diggers perhaps..." Hainan Dao Tourist Trap Tip by mabelyee

Hainan Dao Tourist Traps: 4 reviews and 2 photos

the 'Li and Mao' cultural village listed on the map may sound attractive, but DO NOT ever go there. firstly, they charge ridiculously high rates at the entrance and once inside, there really is nothing much to see. the local girls will usher the men into this room to perform a mock wedding ceremony after which the men will have to pay at least 100RMB as 'dowry'. you wanna take pictures of the cute kids? sure, after you pay them. basically, you do nothing inside but pay and pay them.

Unique Suggestions: hopefully, you understand 'pu tong hua' as the guide inside will speak that while 'explaining' their culture. they will (maybe) at least mention what you have to pay for before the girls cling onto you to take photos which you don't want and have to pay for. the girls are aggressive. they WILL cling onto the men and if you take out a wad of cash to pay, thay will snatch the money right out of your hands. i've witnessed this many times.

Fun Alternatives: just stay at the beaches at sanya. nothing much elsewhere on the island.

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  • Updated Dec 9, 2005
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