The annual Baoting Rambutan Festival was kicked off in Baoting County, Hainan on September 20th, attracting many rambutan lovers to pick and savor this delectable fruit.


Located in south-central Hainan, Baoting County, a rainforest hinterland, is also a large-scale rambutan plantation.Baoting County, a rainforest hinterland, is located in the south-central Hainan.   






September and October in Baoting are the harvest season for rambutans. Rambutans grow in clusters on evergreen trees. They are hairy-looking little red balls with hair covering their surfaces. The inside of the fruit is sweet white flesh with a single large seed at the center that you have to spit out when eating the fruit. 


Rambutans are high in vitamin C, copper, manganese, and possess trace elements of many other nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and iron.









During the harvest season, there are about 40 rambutan orchards in Baoting that open U-pick operations, especially in the areas of Jiamao Town, Sandao Town, Xinzheng Town, Xiangshui Town, and Zaling Town. It’s a delight to visit an orchard and wander among the rambutan trees, enjoying the sights and smells that can only be found here once a year.




There are various ways to participate in fruit picking. One convenient option is to join a day tour organized by local travel agents. For those who prefer to self-drive, the orchards also welcome walk-in tourists.







Visitors can also indulge in some sightseeing in the region. Nearby natural attractions include Mt. Qiqianling Forest Park, Binglanggu Valley, Yanoda Scenic Spot, and Bulongsai Country Tourism Zone.


Binglanggu Valley






Tel: +86-898-3866 1116


Address: Ganzaling Natural Reserve, Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County, Hainan / 海南保亭黎族苗族自治县甘什岭自然保护区内


Bulongsai Country Tourism Zone






Address: 500 meters away from Yanoda Scenic Spot, Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County, Hainan / 海南保亭黎族苗族自治县呀诺达热带景区仅500


Mt. Qixianling Hotspring National Forest Park






Tel: +86-898-3183 3888


Address: Located in the northeast part of Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County, Hainan / 海南保亭黎族苗族自治县东北边


Yanoda Scenic Spot






Tel: +86-898-8388 3333


Address: Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County, Hainan / 海南保亭黎族苗族自治县


Bring your family and friends to join in this fun-filled seasonal fruit picking event, and create some unforgettable memories!