Best places to visit in Autumn
1. Baoting Qixianling Water Splashing Festival
The Qixian Water Splashing Festival combines the traditional Qixi festival, local Li and Maio culture, a massive singing and dancing party, cultural exchange between Hainan and Taiwan as well as all of China’s ethnic minorities, a minority traditional sports competition, minority food expo, intangible cultural heritage expo and skills competition, tourism product and real estate sales promotion, and more in one influential activity.
The Water Splashing Festival is a charming signature tourism event of Baoting County.
Hainan Binglang Valley Li and Miao Cultural Tourism Area
Yanoda Tropical Rainforest Park
Qixianling Hot Springs National Forest Park
Baoting Shenyu Academy
Baoting Qixian Plaza
2. Tanmen Fishing Festival
The Tanmen Fishing Festival has roots in the local fishing folk’s unique customs and South Sea fishing culture. The fishermen of Tanmen have been fishing the South China Sea since before the Ming Dynasty, making this the world’s only community to continuously fish the seas of the Xisha and Nansha archipelagoes.
Tanmen Bay has nearly 8 km. of excellent coastline and unique tidal rhythms. Every year in the Summer and Fall, the tides come in and out at different times. Take a walk along the beach, dive deep into the ocean, enjoy the breathtaking and unique geography. Sea creatures abound under the waves, and are exposed at low tide for anyone to see. Collect unusual seashells, go out on a fishing boat, catch your own dinner, see the local fishing ceremonies and sea sacrifices. This fishing community depends on the sea for life, and they have a special relationship with the ocean.
Qionghai City Tanmen Town Port
3. Tianya Haijiao (The End of the Earth) Mid-Autumn Festival Carnival
In China, Mid-Autumn Festival is an important traditional holiday, with an emphasis on reuniting with family. At Sanya’s Tianya Haijiao, a “Mid-Autumn Festival Carnival” is held yearly. As the full moon rises over the sea, families gather from every part of the earth to enjoy the spectacle together. Poetry celebrating the beauty of the natural surrounding and glory of history are read in celebration. Come out to experience this traditional Chinese holiday at its finest, and see the moon at its brightest.
Sanya Tianya Haijiao (The End of the Earth) Scenic Area