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Iain, 19 December 2018

At 13:40 on 16 December, Boao Airport welcomed its 500,000th passenger of 2018 on flight UQ3546 of Urumqi Air, which symbolised yet another significant achievement after it welcomed the 300,000th passenger in 2017.

Iain, 18 December 2018

The first Hainan International Film Festival kicked off in the coastal city of Sanya on 11 December and drew to a dazzling close on Sunday evening.
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16 May 2019
Hailed as "the NO.1 diving base of China", Wuzhizhou Island is a beautiful tourist destination in Sanya with abundant and distinctive marine sightseeing resources. Covering approximately 1.48 square km, the island locates at the Haitang Gulf of Sanya, which prevents it well from typhoon area and makes it a natural world of tropical plants including dragon trees of dinosaur age.
10 June 2019
Boao, the seat of the Boao Forum for Asia, has its share of luxury hotels. Tourist facilities are well developed, with heavy overseas Chinese investment.
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30 June 2019
Another often overlooked gem in Western Hainan For those adventurous enough, there is some places of great cultural interest in Western Hainan. One of which are the traditional boat-shaped houses the Li used to live in. Modern comforts like air conditioning and indoor plumbing have made these old buildings, built fr om mud and grass, obsolete, but are important relics of days gone past and Hainan's rich cultural heritage. These old huts were built and lived in by the Li, Hainan's original inhabitants, and today, the most populated of the island's ethnic minorities. While not as many of these houses remain as there once were, there is still several places on the island where you can see them. The easiest and most accessible place is Betel Nut Valley (槟榔谷) in Baoting County just north of Sanya. Betel Nut Valley is a theme park that celebrates the culture of both the Li and the Miao, Hainan's two major ethnic minority groups. It's a fun, educational, and family-friendly place to enjoy some traditional Li and Miao arts and crafts. But if you want to see some really authentic Hainanese culture and history, you can try to visit some smaller villages in Western Hainan, wh ere you'll likely find you and your company as the only tourists in the area. First, Baicha Village (白查村) in Dongfang County offers the best preserved houses, and is relatively easy to access if you have your own vehicle. In Baicha, you'll see dozens of houses, the majority of which have been preserved quite well. You can ever enter most of them and imagine what life would have been like back then living in these simple shelters. Second, Hongshui Village (洪水村) in Ledong County also has some old Li houses, but the road there is not easy and the houses are not persevered as well as they are in Baicha. At the time of writing, there is no public transportation to Hongshui and the mountain roads leading there are difficult, narrow, curving, and sometimes unpaved. However, there is also a massive cave just outside the village that you'll want to check out if you're bold enough to make it to this remote area. Third, there is also some boat-shaped houses in Wuzhishan. Stay tuned to Hainan Life, as we have more info about other parts of the island coming very soon!