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Travel Blogs from Haikou
... 12pm. We went in
search of a nice lunch to get us through until we landed later that evening on
Hainan Island. We stumbled upon a cute little bakery with some interesting
chinese twists on baked goods. Not feeling very adventurous I stuck to a very
simplistic muffin, while Matt tried just about everything that wasn’t bolted to
the ground. Our taxi driver picked us up shortly after 3pm and we headed on our
way to Guilin Airport. The drive there ...
... honor. Next to the memorial is ‘Official Su's Temple’ in memory of the great poet and writer, Su Dongpo (who was also banished to Hainan) and his son Su Guo.
The temple was built around 1590 AD, during the reign of Emperor Wanli in the Ming Dynasty. It has since been rebuilt during the reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty and has ...
... several chickens from his hometown and presented them to the emperor as a gift. After eating the dish made from these chickens, the emperor enjoyed it so much ne named the dish Wenchang Chicken.
Since then it has been famous not only in China but also Southeast Asia.
The Chicken is raised in the tropical environment of Hainan and range ...
... overtook Qiongshan in population and in the 1930s after it was declared a separate administrative county Haikou was developed as a port during the Sino-Japanese War (1937–45) when the Japanese invaded and occupied Hainan Island from early 1939 to 1945.
Old Haikou (the oldest buildings in ...
... and people have both caught the tourism bug, seeing the tourism industry as the easiest way to make a quick buck and advance the economy. Their motto is to promote the ten major tourist resources: blue sea, bright sunshine, sandy beaches, hot springs, tropical climate, tropical rainforest, grottos, minority culture, clean air and beautiful scenery. ...