Hainan holds a number of cultural gems within its borders, including its temples. Visitors to Hainan who are interested in temples can refer to this carefully constructed list to find some of the most beautiful, spiritually significant places in the province.


Wugong Temple, Haikou 海口五公祠

Wugong Temple was built in the Ming Dynasty in memory of five historical celebrities who had been exiled to Hainan during the Tang and Song dynasties.


The so-called number one building in Hainan is a two-story wooden building that stands more than 10 meters high. The building is painted red and covered with black tiles. Together with the surrounding green trees, the building creates a solemn and awe-inspiring atmosphere.


Covering an area of more than 2800 square meters, the temple constitutes the Guanjia Hall (观稼堂), Xupu Hall (圃堂) and East Building (东斋), and links up into a single stretch with the Sugong Temple (公祠), Fubo Temple (伏波祠), Qinbai Pavilion (其拜亭), Dongzhuo Pavilion (洞酌亭), Suquan Pavilion (粟泉亭), Xixin Pavilion (洗心轩) and Youxian Cave (游仙洞).


Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission fee: 20 RMB

Add: 169, Haifu Road, Haikou 海口市海府路169


Yuchan Temple, Dingan 定安玉蟾宫

Yuchan Temple is one of the famous Taoist temples in Hainan. It is located at the Wenbifeng Daoism Park along with numerous pavilions and halls built in the style of the Song Dynasty scattered across 1,000 acres of some of the most beautiful mountain terrain in Hainan.


Yuchan Temple was the final seclusion for the founding father of Southern Daoism, Bai Yuchan. It is the only legal Taoist temple in Hainan and the world’s largest and most complete Taoist architectural complex.


Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission fee: 81 RMB

Add: Longhu Town, Dingan County 定安县龙湖镇


Yongqing Temple, Chengmai 澄迈永庆寺

Yongqing Temple lies in the west of Yingbin Peninsula of Chengmai County. It was built in the Northern Song Dynasty and is the largest Buddhist temple in northern Hainan.


The ancient Yongqing Temple enjoys great prestige not only for its Buddhist significance, but also for its picturesque surroundings. The area features ample sunshine, sea, sand, flower blossoms, and greenery.  Visitors can feel the peace and harmony of Buddhist culture here and experience the joy of returning to nature.


Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tickets: 50 RMB

Add: Yingbin Peninsula, Old City Economic Development Zone, Chenghai County 澄迈县老城经济开发区盈滨半岛


Nanshan Temple, Sanya 三亚南山寺

Located 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the Sanya city center, the Tang Dynasty-styled theme park is nestled at the foot of Nashan Mountain (South Mountain), an ideal eco-tourism and spiritual site for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.


The temple complex occupies a total area of 4 hectares (99 acres). “Nanshan” is a literal term for “south mountain temple,” which originated from a famous Buddhist expression: “Good fortune as vast as the East Sea; longevity as high as Nanshan.”


The park showcases three zones: the Hainan Custom Culture Park, the Blessing and Longevity Park, and the Buddhism Culture Park.


Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tel: +86 898 8883 0188

Admission fee: 135 RMB

Add: 40 km west from Sanya City

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