Dongzhaigang Mangrove Nature Reserve in Haikou Hainan Island
Haikou Dongzhaigang Mangrove Nature Reserve Hainan Island
Location of Dongzhaigang Mangrove Nature Reservein Haikou Hainan Island:
Dongzhaigang Mangrove Nature Reserveis in Yanfeng Town, Meilan District, Haikou, Hainan, about 30 minutes drive from Haikou Downtown
Dongzhaigang Mangrove Nature Reserve, the largest and the first mangrove natural reserve area in China, has an area of 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres) and includes six rivers. The coastline is very irregular and includes a number of bays and tidewater gullies. The mangrove forest on the south coast provides a habitat for birds and other wildlife. Mangrove is a kind of tropical tree that grows in swamps and sends roots down from its branches. When the tide is high, the mangroves are submerged by the water, and leave only the green crowns for people to wonder at their marvelous nature. Dongzhaigang Mangrove Nature Reserve has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tentative List.
Apart from the beautiful scenery, there is another natural wonder in the harbor: Villages under the sea. Historical writings say that at midnight on July 13th, 1605, a severe earthquake occurred and made 72 villages subside into the sea. Hundreds of years later, the 72 villages have become an amazing underwater sight waiting for visitors to discover their extraordinary story.
How to get to Dongzhaigang Mangrove Nature Reserve from Haikou Downtown Sanya
It’s 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) away from Haikou City, so you’d better take a bus at Qiongshan Minibus Station on Hongchenghu Road. Get off at Yanfeng Village and find a passenger tricycle; it will take you to Dongzhai Harbor directly.