Haikou, Wenchang, Ding’an
Local Culture Experience 2 Day Tour
Route: Wugong Temple - Song Family Ancestral Residence - Wenbi Peak
Located in the heart of Haikou, Wugong Temple is a quiet garden retreat from the busy city streets. Built in 1889, the Wugong Temple, or the Temple of Five Lords, is where five wise and loyal officials exiled to Hainan in the Tang and Song eras are worshiped and reverenced. Although these five unfailingly patriotic officials were exiled, they never lost their ambition to do good. They made considerable contributions to the local community by reviving local charities, disseminating Chinese culture, and providing locals access to education.
Continue to Wenchang in the afternoon to visit the Song Family Ancestral Residence. The Song Family Ancestral Residence Cultural Park is located on a hill surrounded by fruit trees, a peaceful environment of tranquility and spiritually enlightenment. A traditional Qiongbei-style residential house and garden can be found within in the village. Honorary President of the People's Republic of China Song Qingling's father Song Yaoru was born here in 1861.The Song family exerted great influence over China's modern history for over half a century.
Head to Ding’an to visit Wenbi Peak. Dingan’s Wenbi Peak, or Writing Brush Peak, features an exquisite natural landscape that has been named one of the eight great sceneries of Ding’an. The place is traditionally regarded as a fengshui gem that has "the head of dragon and back of turtle". Plants flourish on the mountain, while the mountaintop temples are often shrouded in billowy mist.
Wugong Temple 五公祠
Tickets: RMB 20
Address: No.169, Haifu Road, Qiongshan District, Haikou City, Hainan Province 海南省海口市琼山区海府路169号
Tel: +86 898 65327823, 65855653
Public transport: Haikou Bus 1, 4, 11, 14, 37, 38, 41, 44, and 45.
Song Family Ancestral Residence 宋氏祖居
Peak season: RMB 15/person
Low season: RMB 13/person
Addresss: Guluyuan Village, Changsa Town, Wenchang City, Hainan Province
Tel: +86 898 63222672
Travel route: Drive into Wenchang City after exiting Haiwen highway. Take Yingbin Road onto Wendong Road, Chingling Road (northwards), past Hengshan Bridge, Dongge Town, and Wenjiao Town, then drive 10km towards Changsa Town. Look for a boulder with "Song Family Ancestral Residence" (宋氏祖居) carved into the surface.
From Qionghai: Exit the Qiongwen highway and enter Wenchang, take Wenching Road and turn left at the Qinglan Power Plant (look for the Qinglan Bridge sign) and drive onto Qinglan Bridge. Turn left at the Longlou Town intersection about 15km from Qinglan Bridge, drive around 2km and turn right at the intersection towards Puqian (Changsa). Look for a boulder with "Song Family Ancestral Residence" (宋氏祖居) carved into the surface.
Public transportation: At the Wenchang Bus Station, take the Wenchang - Song Family Ancestral Residence Bus (宋氏祖居班车). 3 buses a day, departing at 9:20, 11:00, and 15:00. Bus tickets are RMB 8 each way.
Wenbi Peak 文笔峰
Admission: RMB 81/person
Address: Wenbi Peak Ancient Culture Tourist Area, Ding’an County, Hainan Province 海南省安定县文笔峰盘古文化旅游区
Tel: +86 898 63733252
Travel route: Haikou → East Line Highway → Longhu Village highway intersection → drive west for 3km → Wenbi Peak
Haikou Station → Ding’an Juding → Wenbi Peak South Gate
Sanya Bus Station → Ding’an Bus Station → Juding → Wenbi Peak South Gate
At Ding’an Bus Station, the nonstop bus to Wenbi Peak departs 3 times a day. (Morning 8:00 Noon 12:00 Evening 5:20)