Xinglong Tropical Botanical Garden
Xinglong Tropical Botanical Garden is located in Xinglong hot spring tourist area of Xinglong Town in Hainan, which was established in 1957. It’s 163 kilometers from Haikou City and 97 kilometers from Sanya City. It’s the earliest tropical botanical garden that opens to the public in Hainan. Covering an area of 600 mu, the tropical garden boasts over 1,200 varieties of plants and six exhibition areas. At present, Xinglong Tropical Botanical Garden is a comprehensive tropical garden integrating scientific research, popularization of science, production, resource production and sightseeing. Xinglong Tropical Botanical Garden vigorously develops characteristic tourism program, such as the activities of viewing tropical plants and fishing on the lake.
Surrounded on three sides by mountains, Xinglong Tropical Botanical Garden enjoys typical tropical monsoon climate with abundant sunshine and plentiful rainfall, which contributes to the growth of various tropical plants. Due to its favorable geographic location and weather condition, it has been selected as the base for collecting and preserving germ plasm resources of tropical crops and plants at home and abroad by Beverage and Aromatic Crops Research Institute of Chinese Academic of Tropical Agricultural Sciences.
Xinglong Tropical Botanical Garden consists of five functional zones, including plant viewing area, experiment and demonstration area, research and development area, three-dimensional planting area and ecological leisure area, collecting 12 varieties of plants, such as tropical beverage and aromatic crops, tropical famous fruit trees, tropical economic trees, tropical ornamental plants, tropical medicinal plants, palmae plants, tropical aquatic plants, tropical rare plants, tropical endangered plants, tropical psammophyte and vegetable crops.
Tour Hours: one to two hours
Tips: You’d better avoid peaking hours from 08:30 to 10:30 and from 15:00 to 17:00
Best time for visit: November to the following March