Wuzhizhou Island

Wuzhizhou Island is located off the coast of Hainan Province, China. This 1.48 square kilometre island is situated within Haitang Bay, approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Sanya, between Nanwan Monkey Island to the north, and Yalong Bay to the south.

Wuzhizhou Island
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Wuzhizhou Island viewed from Haitang Bay
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ProvinceHainan

History

The Taoist priest Wu Huacun of the Qing Dynasty built a house on the island after arriving in search of a place to create the "elixir of life".[1]

Geography

Wuzhizhou Island - map 01

The island is 1.48 square kilometres with 5.7 kilometres of coastline, and has an irregular butterfly shape.

Flora and fauna

Over 2,700 plant varieties occur on the island, including exotic flowers and trees such as Alsophila spinulosa and Dracaena draco, thought to be the oldest plant species in the world.

The waters surrounding the island contain numerous species such as sea cucumbers, urchins, and tropical fish.

Tropical sea ranch

In May 2011, a construction project began to create a marine ecology area. The "sea ranch" will contain 18,000 cubic meters of artificial reefs over an area of approximately 66.6 hectares. This aquaculture project is funded by a private investment of about 3 million USD.[2]

References

  1. ^ Gwinnell, Philip; Han, Bin (December 2010). Hainan, China's Emerging Jewel - The Definitive Guide. Nanfang Publishing House (南方出版社). ISBN 978-7-5501-0016-9. p249
  2. ^ "China's first tropical sea ranch begins construction". News.xinhuanet.com. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2012-04-24.

Coordinates: 18°18′41″N 109°45′43″E / 18.311521°N 109.761829°E

Basuo

Basuo is a town on the west coast of Hainan Province, China. It is the administrative center of the county-level city of Dongfang; in other words, Basuo is Dongfang's main urban area, and Basuo's location is usually shown on less-detailed maps by a circle labeled "Dongfang".

Danzhou Airport

Danzhou Airport (Chinese: 儋州机场) is an under-construction airport in approximately 25 km northeast of Nada, Danzhou, Hainan, China. It will be international-class, built to handle the increasing number of tourists visiting the area.

Dazhou Island

Dazhou Island (commonly known as Grand Island or Tinhosa Island) is a state-level nature reserve located about 5 km off the coast of Wanning, Hainan, China. This protected area covers 4.36 square kilometres, and comprises three mountains spanning two islands. These mountains, the tallest of which is 289 metres above sea level, have been used as navigational markers by mariners since the Tang Dynasty.

Haikou Port New Seaport

Haikou Port New Seaport is a seaport located around 1 km north of South Port, Haikou, Hainan, China. It has 8 passenger and cargo berths, and a capacity for one million vehicles and 6 million passengers annually. It will become the main port receiving ships from Guangdong. The project began construction on December 25, 2015. It officially opened January 26, 2017. The total investment in the project is 3.8 billion yuan.

Haikou Television

Haikou Television (HKTV) (海口电视台) is a television and radio station in Hainan, China. It broadcast three television channels, and 3 radio channels.

The station broadcasts a total of 11,000 hours annually, producing approximately 49 television programs. The signal strength covers 15 square kilometers.

Haikou Xiuying Port

Haikou Xiuying Port (Chinese: 海口秀英港; pinyin: Hǎikǒu Xiùyīng Gǎng), is a seaport located 7 km west of Haikou New Port, in Haikou, Hainan, China.Xiuying Port will relocate to an area several hundred metres north of South Port, the southern terminus of the Guangdong–Hainan Railway.

Haitang Bay

Haitang Bay (simplified Chinese: 海棠湾; traditional Chinese: 海棠灣; pinyin: Hǎitáng Wān) is one of the five major bays in Sanya, Hainan Province, China.This 42.8 km beach is located in Haitangwan Town, Sanya, and Yingzhou Town, Lingshui. To its south are Yalong Bay and Wuzhizhou Island.

A number of resort hotels are located along the beach. Atlantis Sanya opened in 2018. The resort cost US$1.74 billion. The total area is 540,000 square metres and has 1,314 hotel rooms.

List of islands of Hainan

There are many islands directly off the coast of Hainan Island, the southernmost province in China. This article lists them. There are also groups of disputed islands located hundreds of kilometres away that are within Hainan, the administrative area, but not actually part of Hainan, the province. Those islands are not within the scope of this article.

List of universities and colleges in Hainan

The following is list of universities and colleges in Hainan.

Longhua District, Haikou

Longhua (simplified Chinese: 龙华区; traditional Chinese: 龍華區; pinyin: Lónghuá Qū) is one of 4 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, South China. The district's total area is 300 km2 (116 sq mi), and its population was 440,000 people in 2002.

The Shapo Reservoir is located within this district.

Macun Port

Macun Port (simplified Chinese: 马村港; traditional Chinese: 馬村港; pinyin: Mǎcūn Gǎng) is a seaport in Hainan, China.

Meilan District

Meilan (simplified Chinese: 美兰区; traditional Chinese: 美蘭區; pinyin: Měilán Qū) is one of 4 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, South China.

Meishe River

The Meishe River (Chinese: 美舍河) is a river within Haikou City, Hainan, China. Its source is the spillway at the east end of the Shapo Reservoir located just south of the city. The Meishe flows eastward under Longkun Road south of the Haikou East Railway Station. It then turns north, past the Meishe River National Wetland Park and winds northward through the east side of urban Haikou, under Guoxing Avenue, finally emptying into the Haidian River just east of Heping Bridge.

Mission Hills Star Trophy

The Mission Hills Star Trophy is an annual, pro-celebrity golf tournament held in Hainan, China.It has the largest individual prize purse of any golf tournament in Asia Pacific.

Nanwan Monkey Island

Nanwan Monkey Island (Chinese: 南湾猴岛自然保护区; pinyin: Nánwān hóudǎo zìránbǎohùqū) is a state-protected nature reserve for macaque monkeys in Lingshui county on the south coast of Hainan, the southernmost province of China. While termed an island, the reserve is actually on the Nanwan peninsula bordering the Xincun harbour on the east and south. It is accessible by China's longest over-water cable car from Xincun, spanning 2,138 metres (7,014 ft).

Since the nature reserve was established in 1965, the reserve has become a popular tourist destination. It is now home to approximately 2,000 monkeys. The reserve, totalling 1,000 hectares, is China's largest area for raising and training monkeys.

Port of Yangpu

The Port of Yangpu (洋浦港口) is a seaport located within the Yangpu Economic Development Zone, Yangpu Peninsula, Hainan, China.

It has 25 berths with 15 shipping lines to Singapore, Vietnam and the Middle East, and is the biggest import and export port in the South China Sea. It is operated by SDIC Yangpu Ltd.

Wanquan River

The Wanquan River (Chinese: 万泉河; pinyin: Wànquán Hé; literally: 'ten-thousand-spring river') is the third longest river in Hainan Province, China, and is 162 km long. It rises in the Wuzhi Mountain, and flows generally northeast turbulently in a narrow route through mountainous regions. About half way downstream, it enters Qionghai. Here the river bed widens and the water flows gently, and on the banks are mostly coconut trees and banana plantations. For its last 30 km, the river makes a southeast turn, and before it empties into the South China Sea at Bo'ao, where it joins the Longgun River and Jiuqu River in a common estuary.

In the ballet, Red Detachment of Women, the People's Liberation Army set their camp beside the Wanquan River.

Wenchang chicken

Wenchang chicken (simplified Chinese: 文昌鸡; traditional Chinese: 文昌雞; pinyin: Wénchāng Jī), is a type of chicken and a chicken dish from the Wenchang city area in Hainan, China.

Xiuying District

Xiuying (Chinese: 秀英区; pinyin: Xiùyīng Qū) is one of 4 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, South China. The district's total area is 512 square kilometers, and its population was 290,000 people in 2002.

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