Lingshui: A shining pearl embedded in southeastern Hainan Island

By Chen Shumin / HICN / Updated: 15:42,10-December-2021

Lingshui Li Autonomous County, located in the southeastern region of China's southern island province of Hainan, is a destination featuring the alluring pearl coast, amazing tropical rainforests, the mesmerizing cultures of the Li and Tanka people, and much, much more.

Fishing rafts at the coast area of Xincun Town, Lingshui. LI HAO

From the lovely Nanwan Monkey Island, a nature reserve for macaque monkeys, to the romantic Boundary Island, a beautiful floating gem in the turquoise sea that remains aloof from the world, as well as the fascinating Li minority culture and mouthwatering Tanka seafood, Lingshui offers a wide range of attractions sure to please even the pickiest traveler.

Nanwan Monkey Island. SHA XIAOFENG

Boundary Island (

Over the past several years, Lingshui has seen rapid development in tourism, one of the three main industries for the Hainan Free Trade Port. A new resort in Lingshui, Hainan R&F Ocean Paradise, similar to the Orlando theme parks in the U.S., has just opened to the public, providing all kinds of thrilling water activities as well as aquariums where visitors can get up close and personal with marine life.

Hainan R&F Ocean Paradise. (

Recently, when a media group visited, they were fascinated by the diversity of Lingshui’s attractions. "I am looking forward to experiencing more interesting, exciting activities in the theme park," said Liu Aiyuan, a reporter from, a Hunan Province media outlet.

As a demonstration zone for the national "all-for-one" tourism initiative, Lingshui expects to attract further investment in order to bring in more high-quality tourism projects in the near future, according to a representative from the local government.



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