Baoting Li & Miao Ethnic Group Autonomous County Hainan Island 保亭黎族苗族自治县 is located in south east of Hainan Island near Wuzhishan Hainan Island. It takes about 80 KM, 1.5 hours’ drive from Sanya Hainan Island in the south and 240 km , 3 hours’ drive from Haikou in the north to to Boating HainanSanya Hainan Island. It takes longer time as you drive in the moutain area from Sanya Hainan Island in the south to Baoting. From Haikou, the first 2 hours are on the high speed G98 along the east coast, then the last hour on the local road.
Tourism has developed very fast in the past 10 years with hot spring and tropical rainforest Qixianling National Rain Forest Park as the most important tourism resources. For local and tourists from Mainland China, hot spring is a must for their Baoting Hainan Island tour and the main reason to visit Baoting Hainan Island.
Caddie, the owner of www.sunnyhainan.com has tried all hot springs on Hainan Island, she still believes that the hot spring in Baoting is the best on Hainan Island. There are more than 10 resorts with outdoor hot springs in Baoting near Qixianling National Rain Forest Park. From most resorts, you will have a great view of the Qixianling National Rain Forest Park. To enjoy the hot springs, the best option is to stay in one of the hot spring resorts near Qixianling National Rain Forest Park. In some resorts, you can even have hot shower by hot spring.
One thing you should not miss is to taste the hot spring eggs: eggs boiled in hot spring water up to 93 centi grades. Check with the staff at the hot spring, they will bring local eggs and boil them in the hot springs. It takes long time, but the taste is very good, the yolk is very soft
The downtown area of Baoting is very local, but the fast development has its function in Baoting Hainan Island too. There are high buildings in Baoting with most owners from Mainland China. Baoting enjoys a tropical climate. But it is in the rainforest area, there are more rains all year around compared with Sanya. So in summer time, it is much cooler in Baoting especially during the night, normally you don’t need air conditioners. It rains all most every day in Boating during summer time. So Baoting is now promoting herself as the backyard of Sanya. For local people, Baoting is a great place to be in summer time when it could be very hot in Sanya.
Binglang Gu Local Li & Miao Minority Culture Park is also located in Baoting, though it is only 20 minutes drive from Sanya. And Yanoda Tropical Rainforest Park is one of the most popular destinations in Baoting Baoting Li & Miao Ethnic Group Autonomous County which is about 20 minutes drive from the town center, and 40 mintues from Sanya
Transportation Guide from Sanya Hainan Island to Baoting Li & Miao Ethnic Group Autonomous County:
Located about 80 KM from Sanya, Baoting Li & Miao Ethnic Group Autonomous County is a nice place to visit for hot spring and tropical rainforest.
For local people, the local bus form Sanya General Bus Station is the easiest way to reach Baoting Li & Miao Ethnic Group Autonomous County from Sanya, which takes about 1.5 hours and costs CNY33/way. There are buses running from early monring 7am till 8pm. For tourists visiting Qixianling National Rain Forest Park for hot spring or resorts near Qixianling National Rain Forest Park, private car or driver rental will be the best option.