Bo’ao: A cultural, international town on Hainan’s east coast

By Chen Shumin / HICN / Updated: 12:35,26-June-2021

Located on the east coast of Qionghai City, Bo’ao Town is one of Hainan’s ten most well-known cultural towns, and has been a regional center of culture since the middle Yuan Dynasty, a time over 600 years ago.

Located at the mouth of the Wanquan River, Bo’ao Town was once  a small, coastal fishing village but has now become a world famous destination with eye-catching scenery including the Jade Belt Beach, an 8.5-kilometer-long natural peninsula. In 1999, the northern part of the beach was recognized by the Guinness World Records as "the narrowest beach peninsula separating a sea from river."

In addition, the Boao Forum for Asia, an annual international conference, has been held there for the last 20 years. As the permanent site of the Forum, Bo’ao Town has witnessed the rapid development of international communication and cooperation since the Forum was founded, making it one of the most well-known towns in China, and even the world.

Video and photos courtesy of the "Aerial Hainan" Account on the New Hainan App(海南号@航拍海南).

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