Wuzhizhou Island Tourism Zone
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Wuzhizhou Island Tourism Zone

By Candice SongUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

 Overview

Wuzhizhou is a small island with an associated holiday village just off the coast of Hainan. Crystal clear sea, beautiful beaches, rare wildlife and coral reefs are its main attractions.

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Location

Wuzhizhou Tourism Zone

Wuzhizhou Island is located in Haitang Bay on the south coast of Hainan Island, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) due west from the city of Sanya. Wuzhizhou Island is located in Haitang Bay. Yalong Bay, known as "The Best Bay in China" is the next bay to the south. It is 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Phoenix Airport, Sanya.

Features

Wuzhizhou Island has an area of 1.48 square kilometers (0.57 square miles) in the shape of an irregular butterfly with a length of 1400 meters from the east to the west and a width of 1100 meters from the north to the south.

As one of the few islands with fresh water and rich plant life around Hainan Island, it possesses more than 2000 species of plants and lots of rare trees, like the dragon tree "Giant Panda in the Plants", as well as some rare botanic ecosystems.

There are more than 2000 different kinds of plants, trees and shrubs growing on the island. The altitude of the highest point in the southeast of the island is 80 meters (260 feet) with a dangerous cliff, reef and breaking waves. Land in the west and north is relatively flat with soft white sandy beaches. The sea water there is extremely clear with a maximum visible depth of 27 meters (90 meters). It is rich in nightlight snails, sea cucumber, lobsters, sierra fish, urchins, pomfret and colorful tropical fish. The coral reefs, which are fantastic and of different shapes in the seabed of the southern sea area are well-preserved. Therefore, it is a great place for seawater exploration, especially for diving.

Wuzhizhou Tourism Zone

Two historical relics, namely the Matsu Temple and the Guanri Cliff, are the must-see spots.

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