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Travel Blogs from Haikou
... br> takeoff to landing. Once departing the plane it was quite apparent why this
island is called the eastern Hawaii. The entire airport was open aired and
there were coconut trees as far as the eye could see. We pushed past the
hounding unlicensed cabbies trying to lure us into their cars with promises of
good prices to the queue for a proper taxi. Our journey would only be about
2miles and we had read that cab drivers here were not as friendly or honest ...
... up and I’m out of here. I will have to wear thermals again but I have them packed!
Wugong Temple (Five Officials Temple)
Wugong Temple is located on the boundary of Haikou and Qiongshan. Five well known officials were banished to Hainan in the Tang and Song dynasties; Li Deyu, Li Gang, Li Guang, Zhao Ding and Hu Quan and the temple was built ...
... waitress who gasped it what was, or should I say, NOT on my plate.
Then came the Wenchang Chicken.
Being a local Hainan specialty that I’ve tried several times and loved, I wanted to try it in a coconut broth and after it was placed before me I eagerly dove in with my chopsticks and came out with a big piece of chicken fat. I dove in again ...
... the largest and most completely preserved historical Portuguese area in China.
Now For A Bit Of Haikou History
Haikou originally served as the port for Qiongshan, the ancient administrative capital of Hainan Island, located five kilometers inland and was once part of Guangdong ...
... Su Dongpo, who was banished there during the Song Dynasty.
In more recent times, Hainan Island was used as a strategic military outpost in 1890 to combat the French in the Qing Dynasty. Similarly, the Hainan people later helped the Communists to battle the Japanese in the 1930-1945. In 1950, the PRC officially established the Hainan ...