Three cultural halls add to Hainan’s tropical allure
It’s not just the unbeatable combination of sea, beach and sunshine that makes Hainan an attractive destination. Also, Hainan features a wonderful variety of opportunities for exploration, which offer visitors insight into Hainan’s tropical culture.
One such option for travelers is to visit one of three cultural halls with themes as diverse as Li folk culture, rainforest resources and marine culture.
Intangible Heritage Exhibition Hall of Li People at Binglanggu Vally 非物质文化遗产槟榔谷陈列馆
An array of Li people’s artwork, including engravings on eating utensils, decorative ethnic costumes, pottery, weaving, and musical instruments are on display at the Intangible Heritage Exhibition Hall.
The most conspicuous display in the hall is the Dragon Quilt, the finest example of traditional Li ethnic group brocade work.
Telephone: +86 898 38660888
Address: Li and Miao Ecological Cultural Tourism Area of Hainan Binglanggu Valley 保亭黎族自治县甘什岭槟榔谷海南原住民文化旅游区
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hainan Rainforest Exhibition Hall 海南雨林展览馆
Located at Yalong Bay Tropical Rainforest Tourism Area, the exhibition hall displays more than 100 pictures, panoramically presenting the whole of Hainan Island, from the island’s major mountains to the unspoiled rainforest landscape.
Among the showcased photos, many rare plant and animal species are labeled specifically with their Chinese and Latin names to help visitors gain a better understanding of the rainforests.
Telephone: +86 898 38278830
Address: Yalong Bay Tropical Rainforest Park, Sanya 三亚市热带天堂森林公园
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hainan Coral Hall 海南珊瑚馆
Located at the Boundary Islet Scenic Spot in Lingshui County, Hainan Coral Hall is the largest of its kind in China, covering an area of 1,200 square meters.
In the hall, various kinds of colorful coral are growing freely in the water. Over 10,000 pieces of living coral and specimens representing 120 species are on display.
An exhibition hall housing a number of Chinese porcelain artifacts from an ancient shipwreck discovered in the South China Sea reopened to the public at Boundary Island, Lingshui County recently, after renovation.
Besides, many precious cultural porcelain artifacts are also on display at the hall, including bowls, plates, pots and bottles, which were believed to be produced in the Northern Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Tel: +86 898 83347666
Add: Ox Ridge, Haikou–Sanya East Line Highway海口—三亚东线高速公路牛岭出口处
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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SOURCE: WOS Team